Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

July 29 – Aug 3 (Tues-Sun) — Kossuth County Fair in Algona.  For more details see www.kossuthcountyfair.com.

July 30 (Wed) –  Farmland Leasing and Farmland Value Workshops.  Melissa O’Rourke, ISU Extension Ag Business and Management Specialist, encourages anyone with an interest in farmland rental rates to attend these meetings.  Owners and producer-tenants can attend together and then discuss their farm lease arrangements for the coming year.  Workshop attendees will receive a comprehensive 90 page workbook packed with information about land values, leasing and different types of farm lease arrangements.  A registration fee of $20 per person is charged and pre-registration is preferred by calling the local County Extension hosting the meeting. Walk-ins may attend for a $25 fee at the door.  Today’s workshops are at 9 a.m. at the Palo Alto County Extension Office in Emmetsburg (712-852-2865), at 1:30 p.m. at the ILEC Office in Estherville (712-362-3434) and at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer Schools Administration Building in Spencer (712-262-2264).

July 31 (Thurs) — Clay County 4-H Can Structure sign-up DEADLINE.  All structures need to be made of canned or boxed goods that will be donated to a charity of the club’s choice after the fair.  These will be judged by People’s Choice Ballot during the fair, with the winner announced on the last Sunday.  For more details, call 262-2264.

July 31 (Thurs) –  Farmland Leasing and Farmland Value Workshops.  Melissa O’Rourke, ISU Extension Ag Business and Management Specialist, encourages anyone with an interest in farmland rental rates to attend these meetings.  Owners and producer-tenants can attend together and then discuss their farm lease arrangements for the coming year.  Workshop attendees will receive a comprehensive 90 page workbook packed with information about land values, leasing and different types of farm lease arrangements.  A registration fee of $20 per person is charged and pre-registration is preferred by calling the local County Extension hosting the meeting. Walk-ins may attend for a $25 fee at the door.  Today’s workshops are at  9 a.m. at the Pocahontas County Extension Office in Pocahontas (712-335-3107), at 1:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista County Extension Office in Storm Lake (712-732-5056) and at 6:30 p.m. at the Library in Hull (712-732-4230).

July 31 (Thurs) — Clay County 4-H Endowment Grilling as a part of Mainstreet Market on the Courthouse Square in Spencer from 5 to 8 p.m.  Tonight the Clay County Cattlemen are grilling burgers, plus you can get chips, a cookie and a beverage for just $6 that supports the endowment.

August 1 (Fri) – Farmland Leasing and Farmland Value Workshop.  Melissa O’Rourke, ISU Extension Ag Business and Management Specialist, encourages anyone with an interest in farmland rental rates to attend these meetings.  Owners and producer-tenants can attend together and then discuss their farm lease arrangements for the coming year.  Workshop attendees will receive a comprehensive 90 page workbook packed with information about land values, leasing and different types of farm lease arrangements.  A registration fee of $20 per person is charged and pre-registration is preferred by calling the local County Extension hosting the meeting. Walk-ins may attend for a $25 fee at the door.  Today’s workshop is at 9 a.m. at the Iowa State Bank Meeting Room in Sheldon (712-957-5045).

August 2 (Sat) — Hartley-Everly Open Class Cattle Show at the north lot of The Anderson’s on the north edge of Everly.  Weigh-In is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the show starting at 3 p.m..  All breeds of steers, heifers, commercial and feeder calves are welcome.  Classes are determined by weight, with no re-weighs.  Cost is $15 per head with over $1,000 awarded on a jackpot basis.  This show will happen rain or shine.  No wash facilities or electricty are available, so bring your own water and generator.  The public is welcome to attend and watch the show.  For more details contact Keith at 712-728-2685.

August 6th (Wed) —  Registration DEADLINE for the Managing for Today and Tomorrow program for local farm women. At this program, farm women from all stages and ages can learn how to plan a successful farm transition in the five session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Emmet and Palo Alto Counties. The course, is being scheduled in Graettinger on Tuesday evenings; August 19th through September 16th. At Managing for Today and Tomorrow, participants will learn about succession, business, estate, and retirement planning.  For more information or to register for the program, call the Emmet County Extension office at 712-362-3434 or Palo Alto County Extension at 712-852-2865.

August 7 – 17 — Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  For more details see www.iowastatefair.org.

August 7 (Thurs) – 4-H Endowment Grilling as a part of Mainstreet Market on the Courthouse Square in Spencer from 5 to 8 p.m.  Tonight the Clay County Pork Producers are grilling burgers, plus you can get chips, a cookie and a beverage for just $6 with proceeds to the Clay County 4-H Endowment.

August 23 (Sat) — Iowa Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting and Policy Conference at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.  For more details see www.iowacorn.org.

September 4 (Thurs) — Clay County Fair Junior Feeder Weigh-In at Spencer Livestock Sales.  Times will be assigned by the Extension Office.  For more details, call 262-2264.

September 6 – 14 (Sat-Sun) — Clay County Fair in Spencer.  For more details see www.claycountyfair.com.


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