Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

September 1 (Tues) — Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Northwest Regional meeting at the Cedar Rock Grill in Rock Valley.  Social hour starts at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 6:30 and the meeting to follow.  This meeting is free to members, but a head count for meal planning is requested by calling ICA to register at 515-296-2266 by August 31st.

September 1 (Tues) — Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is hosting Estate Planning and Business Succession Workshops across the area.  Learn how to keep your family’s farm or business in the family, learn to eliminate unneccessary taxes, maintain fairness to all children, how to fund your retirement plus learn how to take advantage of the new estate tax bill.  These are free of charge with today’s meeting at 11 a.m. at the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau Office in Storm Lake.  For more details contact your local Farm Bureau office.

September 2 (Wed) — Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC 4-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament at the Sanborn Golf & Country Club.  This has a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with the dinner served at 5 p.m.  Registration costs $75 per person or $300 for a team of 4.  If a person does not want to golf but does want to enjoy the dinner only, that costs $25. Registration deadline is August 31st for meal planning.  For more details, contact Brian Peterson at 515-314-5554 or bpeterson@iowacorn.org.

September 2 (Wed) — The Soil Health Partnership is teaming up with the North Raccoon Headwaters WQI Project to hold a soil health field day near Sioux Rapids, Iowa.  Marc Bertness and Richard Lund will host area growers, soil health experts and neighbors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event takes place at a field demonstration site, 2 miles south of Sioux Rapids on the west side of highway 71. Lunch will be provided.  The field day will demonstrate how changing certain practices can create lasting environmental benefits while possibly increasing farm productivity and even income. Featured topics will include cover crop selection and establishment, benefits of soil health to your farm and updates on Iowa water quality news.  Please register prior to the event by emailing Anita Patrick at anita.patrick@ia.nacdnet.net.

September 10 (Thurs) —  Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is hosting Estate Planning and Business Succession Workshops across the area.  Learn how to keep your family’s farm or business in the family, learn to eliminate unneccessary taxes, maintain fairness to all children, how to fund your retirement plus learn how to take advantage of the new estate tax bill.  These are free of charge with today’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the O’Brien County Farm Bureau Office in Paullina.  For more details contact your local Farm Bureau office.

September 12-20 — Clay County Fair in Spencer.  For more details see www.claycountyfair.com.

September 16 (Wed) —   Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is hosting Estate Planning and Business Succession Workshops across the area.  Learn how to keep your family’s farm or business in the family, learn to eliminate unneccessary taxes, maintain fairness to all children, how to fund your retirement plus learn how to take advantage of the new estate tax bill.  These are free of charge with today’s meeting at 11 a.m. at the Plymouth County Farm Bureau Office in LeMars.  For more details contact your local Farm Bureau office.

September 30 (Wed) —  Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is hosting Estate Planning and Business Succession Workshops across the area.  Learn how to keep your family’s farm or business in the family, learn to eliminate unneccessary taxes, maintain fairness to all children, how to fund your retirement plus learn how to take advantage of the new estate tax bill.  These are free of charge with today’s meeting at 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Farm Bureau Office in Carroll.  For more details contact your local Farm Bureau office.

October 4 (Sun) — 3rd Annual Glowing 4-H Foot Race at 7 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville.  Choose either a one mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K Race or 4 Mile Relay (4 members running one mile each).  Register on-line at http://glowing4hfootrace.zapevents.com with pre-registered participants receiving a special 2015 Glowing 4-H Foot Race t-shirt and one glow item.  All participants and spectators are encouraged to wear as much glowing attire as they can.  The Emmet County Cattlemen will be grilling for the participants and the public from 6 to 8:30 p.m.. Funds raised will benefit the Emmet County 4-H Foundation.  For more details, call JoAnna at 712-362-3434.

November 16 (Mon) — Iowa Cattlemen’s Association District 7 meeting at 6 p.m. at the Lakeshore Family Restaurant in Storm Lake.  This is free to attend, but a meal count is needed, so please register by calling ICA at 515-296-2266.


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