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Coming Events - May 8, 2013
May 8: The National Grain and Feed Association’s  (NGFA) seminar on Trading, Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution will provide attendees with a primer on contracting principles and trading practices designed to minimize costly trade disputes and contract non-performance. To be conducted at the Hilton Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Mo., the seminar will begin at 8 a.m. More information on the seminar is available by contacting the NGFA at 202-289-0873, or by visiting its website at

May 15-16: The 2013 Poultry Processor Workshop will address regulatory updates affecting processing operations and highlight key sustainability efforts in the poultry industry at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Ga. For a full agenda and to register for the Poultry Processor Workshop, click 

May 20: The American Feed Industry Assoc. and Kansas State will offer Feed Safety and Quality Assurance Protocols Distance Education Program. The course starts on May 20 and lasts for five weeks with participants working at their own pace and engaging in online discussion. The cost is $499 for AFIA members and $685 for non-members. Size is limited to 50 participants so early registration is recommended. Visit to register.

May 11: Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network (CISFN) will offer “Small Farm Machinery and Your Body: Use Both Wisely.” Time: 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration 9:45 to 10 a.m.) Location: Spence Farm – Phelps Schoolhouse, 2959 North 2050 East Road, Fairbury, Ill. Register at

June 8: Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network (CISFN) will offer “Taking Your Farm to the Next Level: Equipment for Scaling Up Production.”

Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m. (registration 1:45 to 2 p.m.) Location: PrairiErth Farm, 2047 County Road 2100 N. Atlanta, Ill. Register at

May 23: Farmers and others involved in no-till production for corn and soybeans can learn more about possible problems in this type of conservation system at the No-till Diagnostic Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education northwest of West Lafayette, Ind., on U.S. 52. The workshop is $110 per person. Register by printing a brochure at and mailing the form and payment to the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center, Purdue University Agronomy Department, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907. 

May 10: Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Assoc., will host its annual sale at 7 p.m. at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. Contact Rick Van Fleet 740-732-4783 

May 16: Strawberry growers can learn about new production methods and techniques during an Ohio State University strawberry plasticulture workshop that can help them extend their growing season and boost on-farm profits from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, Ohio. Registration is $5. Registration includes the program, handouts and refreshments. Contact Charissa McGlothin at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, to register. The deadline to register is May 14.

May 14: The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will discuss important and timely wheat production topics during their annual field day at the UK Research Farm in Princeton, Ky. Registration for the free event begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT. For more information, contact Marilyn Hooks at 270-365-7541, ext. 245 or at

May 16: Kentucky State University announces its Aquaculture Field Day and Workshop from 10 am until 3 pm (including lunch) at the KSU Center for Sustainability of Farms and Families, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, Ky. Contact Carol Faulkner at 502-597-6830 or

May 19-22: Alltech’s 29th annual International Symposium will take place in Lexington, Ky. Visit www.alltech.
com/symposium for more details.