On this page you will find ag-related events that are open to the public (unless otherwise specified). Know of any area events that aren't listed? Send the details to Sonja at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The USDA is seeking public comment on the Monsanta petition to approve Third-Generation Herbicide Tolerant corn. Comments due October 13th.
- Enter the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest! (Deadline March 2016)
- Licenses are now required for cat and dog breeders in Minnesota
- Nobles County 4-H Update for September 2015 is now available!
September 4 - Worthington Answer Plot
You're invited to a Worthington Answer Plot on Friday, September 4th. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the actual start time at 9:30 a.m. until noon, with lunch to follow. Please RSVP to your local agronomist. Topics will include the year in review, weed management, corn hybrid and soybean varieties, and more.
September 10 - SDSU's Southeast Research Farm Field Day
South Dakota State University's Southeast Farm Annual Fall Field Day will be held Sept. 10. The morning program will be a tour of area farms where producers' utilize no-till, cover crops and graze cover crops in their operations, starting at the Southeast Farm (29974 University Road, Beresford, SD). Lunch will be served at Southeast Farm. Find the full schedule here. Questions, call Anthony Bly at 605-782-3290
September 10 - Tillage and Technology Field Day
Crop producers and other agricultural professionals can see the latest in variable depth tillage equipment, watch side–by–side field demonstrations by national and regional manufacturers, and learn how to build soil structure for maximum soil productivity at the field day scheduled for Thursday, September 10 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Tillage and Technology Field Day will be held at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris, MN. Pre–registration is requested to help with meal and grounds planning. To register, visit http://z.umn.edu/tillagefieldday. There is no cost to attend the event. Lunch and refreshments will be free courtesy of our sponsors. CEU's will be available.
September 12 - Youth Hunting Rendezvous
The Annual Youth Hunting Rendezvous will take place Saturday, September 12th from 11 to 3 p.m. at the Windom U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bring the kids and family out for water dog demos, calling instruction, a predator hunting seminar, inflatable B.B. gun range, shooting simulator, wildlife tattoos and more! For more information, visit http://midwest.fws.gov/windom or call 507-831-2220.
September 12-13 - Farmamerica Fall Flair
The annual Fall Fair is happening at Farmamerica on September 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day contains fun for the whole family! Saturday starts off with a tractor pull, featuring classes from antique to pro-stock. Sunday includes a church service at 11 a.m. and the Mankato Blatics vs the Red Socks in the gentleman's 1860 baseball tradition. Both days are loaded with demonstrations, good food and drinks, and more! Cost is just $1 per person. For more information, visit www.farmamerica.org.
September 15-17 - Husker Harvest Days
Husker Harvest Days return to Grand Island, Nebraska for the world's largest totally irrigated working farm show. Find more at the official Husker Harvest Days website.
September 15 - Cover Crop Learning Tour: Interseeding in Row Crop
The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a cover crop learning tour on September 15th southwest of Lakefield. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the program from 9 to 2:30 p.m. Tour the research plot, participate in hands-on soil health evaluations, hear about opportunities to get started with cover crops, and discuss how to manage risk. Of course, receive a free lunch with registration (registration cost is $10 in advance or $20 at the door with no guarantee of meal). To wrap up the day, check out equipment demonstrations. For more information or to register, contact Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900. Mail-in registration must be post-marked by September 8th. Find the registration online as well here.
September 24 - Regional Milk Marketing Orders
Cooperative Network, the statewide association for cooperative businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is hosting the Federal Milk Marketing Orders Forum, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, Minn. The event is intended to bring together dairy industry leaders to examine the Upper Midwest's current system and to discuss potential changes to the rules under which processors purchase fresh milk from dairy farmers. Agenda and registration information are online at bit.ly/2015FederalMilkMarketingOrderForum. Registration fees are $225 for Cooperative Network members and $325 for nonmembers through Aug. 31. Contact Wendy Fassbind, Cooperative Network director of meetings and events, email@example.com or (608) 258-4401, to register.
October 21-22 - International Swine Feed Efficiency Conference
Kansas State University and Iowa State University are teaming up to host the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine at the Hilton Hotel in Omaha, Neb., Oct. 21-22. The program will cover the results of a five-year feed efficiency in swine research project conducted by K-State and ISU, plus three international universities, plus breakout sessions following four different tracks. The cost to attend for the first 400 to register is $200 per person. After that, the fee is $300 a person. Students can register for $60 per person. More information, including online registration, is available at www.swinefeedefficiency.com/icfes.html.