August 1 (Sat) — Hartley-Everly Open Class Cattle Show at the fenced lot near the elevator on the north edge of Everly. Weigh-in goes from 10 to 12:30. Classes are determined by weight with all breeds of steers, heifers, commercial and feeder calves welcome. This show is open to all ages, not just youth. Entry fee is $15 per head with over $1,000 to be awarded on a jackpot basis. This will happen rain or shine and there is no electricity, wash facilities or food on site. The public is welcome to watch the show for free. For more details contact Keith Jacobs at 712-728-2685.
August 4-8 (Tues-Sat) — Kossuth County Fair in Algona. For more details see www. kossuthcountyfair.com.
August 5 (Wed) — Join Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist for the University of Minnesota, to learn from common mistakes in grain marketing. Not willing to sell before harvest? Do you hold grain too long? Learn in a fun format the importance of pre-harvest pricing, having an exit strategy for old crop bushels and much more. Participants will join as a guest shortly before the webinar. Go to www.iowafarmbureau.com for details or click on this direct link just prior to 1 p.m. on August 5th.
August 6 (Thurs) — The Clay County 4-H Foundation and the Clay County Pork Producers are having a grilling as a fundraiser for the foundation as a part of the Mainstreet Market in downtown Spencer. Get a pork burger, chips, beverage and cookie for $6.
August 6 (Thurs) — Weeds Week Workshop by ISU Extension at the NW Iowa Research Farm near Calumet. Two sessions are scheduled with the farmer session from 9:30 to noon and the agribusiness session starting at 1 p.m. Both sessions have the goal of developing long-term weed management plans that work through presentations, farm demonstrations and small group discussions. Registration is $25 per session which includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Register by August 3rd on-line at www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds.
August 13-23 — Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. For more details see www. iowastatefair.org
August 15 (Sat) — 10th Annual Hawkeye FFA Alumni Antique Tractor Pull in West Bend. Registration starts at 9:30 with the pull starting at 11 a.m. at the open lot northeast of Skoglund’s Locker just off of Highway 15. Local and first time pullers are welcome. Cost to pull is $15 per hook. Admission to watch the pull is free with a food stand there as a fundraiser for the West Bend-Mallard Hawkeye FFA Chapter. For more details call Wyan Metzger at 515-320-2104.
August 29 (Sat) — Iowa Corn Growers Annual Meeting and Policy Conference at Embassy Suites in Des Moines. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Enjoy the PAC Auction in the afternoon and a night at the I-Cubs in the evening. Contact your county president if you would like to be a voting delegate. For more details see firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 12-20 — Clay County Fair in Spencer. For more details see www. claycountyfair.com