Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

April 26 (Sun) — FSQA Training from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Building in Royal.  All 4-H and FFA members who want to exhibit livestock at the area county fairs or the Iowa State Fair need to be FSQA Certified.  For other times and locations in the area, contact your local ISU Extension Office.  To register for this FSQA Training, call 712-262-2264.

April 27 (Mon) —  Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. today with an overview of Iowa One Call and examples of the type of operations that require notification before work begins.  Ben Booth, Iowa One Call manager of public relations and communications, will discuss safety issues and the importance of responsible digging.  The installation of several conservation practices and numerous other common farm activities require contact with Iowa One Call, and this webinar will provide farmers and landowners a better understanding of their obligations prior to working the land and help ensure the work is completed safely.  Farmers can access the webinar from their home or farm office by going to www.iowafarmbureau.com, clicking on the webinar banner and entering the forum as a guest on the day of the event.  Pre-registration is not required for online viewing, but attendees are encouraged to test their computer’s ability to participate prior to the webinar. For more information, contact Ed Kordick at ekordick@ifbf.org.

May 2 (Sat) — Clay County 4-H/FFA State Fair Sheep and Meat Goat weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 10 a.m. to noon.  For more details call 262-2264.

May 2-3 (Sat-Sun) — Iowa Junior High and Senior High School Rodeo on the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville.  Watch cutting, breakaway roping, calf roping, ribbon roping, steer wrestling, saddle broncs, saddle bronc steer riding, barebacks, bareback steer riding, chute doggin’, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing, goat tying and pole bending.  Cutting is Saturday only and starts at 8 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 11:30 a.m.  Sunday has barrels starting the day at 7:30 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 9:30 a.m.  Concession stand will be open for breakfast and lunch and is hosted by the Estherville Saddle Club.  Cost is $5 for adults, children 12 and younger are $3 and preschoolers are free.

May 15 (Fri) — DEADLINE to enroll in 4-H in Clay County and still be able to exhibit at this year’s Clay County Fair.  To learn more, call the Clay County ISU Extension Office at 262-2264.

June 3 (Wed) — FSQA Training from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer.  All 4-H and FFA members who want to exhibit livestock at the area county fairs or the Iowa State Fair need to be FSQA Certified.  For other times and locations in the area, contact your local ISU Extension Office.  To register for this FSQA Training, call 712-262-2264.

June 8 (Mon) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Swine weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 3:30 to 8 p.m.  For more details call 262-2264.

June 10 (Wed) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Sheep weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 8 a.m. to noon.  For more details call 262-2264.

June 11 (Thurs) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Meat Goat weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 5 to 8 p.m.  For more details call 262-2264.


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