Feb. 14: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on an introduction to farm financial management. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.
Feb. 15: University of Illinois Extension will host a workshop on soil fertility from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be taught via distance education in Oregon, Dixon, Milan, Princeton, Galesburg, Bloomington, Champaign, Quincy, Jacksonville, Springfield, Hillsboro and Murphysboro, Ill., and feature specialists from Illinois and Missouri. An application has been made for five hours of CCA continuing education credit in nutrient management. Registration is $50 per person and was due Feb. 11. Contact Michael Roegge at 217-223-8380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 21: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on seed saving. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://exten sion.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.
Feb. 19: Purdue University extension will host a seminar for the private woodland owner on forest resources and tree identification from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Wayne County extension office in Richmond, Ind. Contact David Osborne at 812-689-6511 or by email at osbornda @purdue.edu
Feb. 19, Feb. 26: Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds - Activities Building, 201 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, Ind. Contact: Jon Neufelder, 812-838-1331 or Nick Held, 812-926-1189.
Feb. 21-22: The Midwest Women in Ag Conference will take place at the Clarion Hotel, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, Ind. Register by Feb. 7 for a discounted rate. To register, visit www. agriculture.purdue.edu/wia/ or contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340.
Feb. 22, March 1: Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ivy Tech, 1700 E. Industrial Drive, Terre Haute, Ind. Contact: Jim Luzar, 812-462-3371.
Feb. 23: The Indiana Sheep Assoc., invites all sheep and goat producers to the 2013 symposium at Becks Hybrids Conference Center in Atlanta, Ind., Registration starts at 8 am. For more information, contact Sheila Sink at 317-758-0864.
Feb. 18-19: Grape growers, wine producers and anyone interested in learning more about the wine industry will have several opportunities to learn from local and national professionals in the field during the 2013 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio. Registration for the full conference is $200 if received by Jan. 30 and $225 after that date. Contact Christy Eckstein 614-728-6438 or by email at ceck email@example.com
Feb. 19: Experts from Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio AgrAbility Program will host a workshop designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn how to increase their independence through the agriculture industry from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Ramada Plaza, 4900 Sinclair Road in Columbus, Ohio. Registration is $40 for professionals and $25 for family members, and includes lunch, refreshments and any handouts. Participants can register at http://go.osu.edu/agrability workshop or call 614-292-0588.
Feb. 13-16: National Farm Machinery Show will be at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. For more info, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org
Feb. 16: Kentucky Cooperative Exten-sion will offer a winter workshop on basic aquaculture at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, Ky., at 8:45 a.m. ET. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required, but to be assured of receiving workshop printed materials, those wishing to attend should call 270-365-7541, ext. 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 18: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Please! at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington, Ky. The public is invited to the free annual event; particularly horse owners and farm managers interested in the latest information about horse pasture management. RSVP through a local county extension agent, the Fayette County extension office at 859-257-5582 or UK at 859-257-2226.
Feb. 21: The 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will be at the Fayette County office of the University of Kentucky Coop-erative Extension Service in Lexington, Ky. The conference begins at 8 a.m. EST and ends at 3 p.m. For details, visit the UK Forage Extension website at www. uky.edu/Ag/Forage/
Feb. 14: The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus program will be at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tenn. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon, followed by a complimentary lunch. The Tennessee Boll Weevil Eradication Committee annual meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Find the complete program agenda at http://west.tennessee.edu or http://utcrops.com
Feb. 23: The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care” at 7:30 a.m., in room A118 at UT in Knoxville, Tenn. Tours of the new equine hospital will be available immediately following the conference. The fee for the conference is $35 for the first family member and $15 for each additional family member. Visit www.vet.utk.edu to download a brochure and registration form or call 865-974-7264.
Feb. 25-26: Landowners and transitional farmers looking to turn their small acreage into profits should make plans to attend a two-day course designed to help them learn how to best utilize their land and other resources and start a successful small farm enterprise. The “Developing Successful Small Farm Enterprises” course will held at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, Tenn. A registration form is available by calling 931-375-5301 or by e-mail at email@example.com You may also visit online at http://www.utextension. utk.edu/managecamp