Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

November 4 (Tues) — Clay County 4-H Club Leader Training from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office in Spencer.  Please RSVP by October 31st by e-mailing Anissa at ajepsen@iastate.edu.

November 4 (Tues) — ICON Ag & Turf Ladies Night Out at the location in Doon from 6 to 8 p.m.  These annual events are the biggest shopping nights of the year at ICON Ag & Turf with discounts throughout the store including 15% off all toys and clothes in-stock, 10% off outdoor battery-operated ride-on toys, and many more discounts throughout the store!  In addition, attendees will receive a free gift bag for attending. As an added bonus, each attendee will be entered to win a $100 ICON Gift Card when they register at the door!  The Doon location will feature a hot cocoa bar and hors d’oevres too. Learn more at www.iconag.net.

November 5 (Wed) — Grain Bin Safety Webinar presented by Iowa Farm Bureau at 1 p.m. Dan Neenan, Director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety will present important information on grain bin safety and rescue. This free webinar will be packed with information for everyone in the operation concerning grain bin safety and responding to an emergency. For more information, access the Iowa Farm Bureau webpage at www.iowafarmbureau.com, look for the rotating banner on this webinar and register as a guest.

November 6 (Thurs) — ICON Ag & Turf Ladies Night Out at the location in Ireton from 6 to 8 p.m.  These annual events are the biggest shopping nights of the year at ICON Ag & Turf with discounts throughout the store including 15% off all toys and clothes in-stock, 10% off outdoor battery-operated ride-on toys, and many more discounts throughout the store!  In addition, attendees will receive a free gift bag for attending. As an added bonus, each attendee will be entered to win a $100 ICON Gift Card when they register at the door!  Ireton will also feature Wine Shop at Home by Kasey Harder for wine tasting and hors d’oevres. Learn more at www.iconag.net.

November 7 (Fri) — Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) county coordinators and others interested in becoming involved in integrating agriculture into school curriculum are welcome to attend a new workshop hosted by The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation today at the Iowa Farm Bureau Headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa.  AITC is a grassroots program focused on helping students gain a greater awareness of the role that agriculture plays in our economy and society and help expand and grow programs throughout the state.  The workshop is designed to bring staff and volunteers together from across the state to share best practices and learn from each other and review new ideas to enhance existing AITC efforts. The workshop will offer professional development and a guest speaker, Peggy Christensen a science consultant at Heartland AEA in the hopes of advancing Agriculture in the Classroom efforts.  For more information or to find out how to become involved in Agriculture in the Classroom, contact IALF at info@IowaAgLiteracy.org.

November 13 (Thurs) — ICON Ag & Turf Ladies Night Out at the location in Paullina from 6 to 8 p.m.  These annual events are the biggest shopping nights of the year at ICON Ag & Turf with discounts throughout the store including 15% off all toys and clothes in-stock, 10% off outdoor battery-operated ride-on toys, and many more discounts throughout the store!  In addition, attendees will receive a free gift bag for attending. As an added bonus, each attendee will be entered to win a $100 ICON Gift Card when they register at the door!  Paullina will also feature Wine Shop at Home by Kasey Harder for wine tasting and hors d’oevres. Learn more at www.iconag.net.

November 14 (Fri) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held November 17th from 9 to Noon at the Western Iowa Tech Auditorium in Cherokee and the Community Center in Primghar from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Cherokee County ISU Extension Office at 712-225-6196 or the O’Brien County Extension Office at 712-957-5045.

November 14 (Fri) — Iowa Farm Bureau will present their annual Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar at 1 p.m.  Experts will cover information to help farmers in tax preparation and provide updated information and tax tips. Presenters include Kristine Tidgren, extension staff attorney, Kristy Maitre, tax specialist, both are from the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, and Charles Brown, extension farm management specialist. For more information, access the Iowa Farm Bureau webpage at www.iowafarmbureau.com and look for the rotating banner for this webinar and register for free as a guest.

November 18 (Tues) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held November 20th from 9:30 to Noon at Iowa Lakes Comminuty College in Emmetsburg.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Palo Alto County ISU Extension Office at 712-852-2865.

November 18 (Tues) — ICON Ag & Turf Ladies Night Out at the location in Lawton from 6 to 8 p.m.  These annual events are the biggest shopping nights of the year at ICON Ag & Turf with discounts throughout the store including 15% off all toys and clothes in-stock, 10% off outdoor battery-operated ride-on toys, and many more discounts throughout the store!  In addition, attendees will receive a free gift bag for attending. As an added bonus, each attendee will be entered to win a $100 ICON Gift Card when they register at the door!  The Lawton location will have Wine Shop at Home for wine tasting and Lauri Hummelgard, a Tastefully Simple Consultant.  Learn more at www.iconag.net.

November 19 (Wed) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held November 21st from 9 to Noon at the Spencer Community Theatre in Spencer.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Clay County ISU Extension Office at 712-262-2264.

November 19 (Wed) — Farm Bill-ARC/PLC Educational Meeting from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Waters Edge nature Center on Highway 169 on the north end of Algona.  For more details or to register call the Kossuth County Extension Office at 515-295-2469.

November 19 (Wed) — Market Outlook and Farm Bill Update for Farm Women workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Waters Edge Nature Center located on Highway 169 on the north edge of Algona.  For more details or to register, call the Kossuth County Extension Office at 515-295-2469.

November 20 (Thurs) — ICON Ag & Turf Ladies Night Out at the location in LeMars from 6 to 8 p.m.  These annual events are the biggest shopping nights of the year at ICON Ag & Turf with discounts throughout the store including 15% off all toys and clothes in-stock, 10% off outdoor battery-operated ride-on toys, and many more discounts throughout the store!  In addition, attendees will receive a free gift bag for attending. As an added bonus, each attendee will be entered to win a $100 ICON Gift Card when they register at the door!  The LeMars location will also feature Wine Shop at Home by Kasey Harder for wine tasting and hors d’oevres.  Learn more at www.iconag.net.

November 21 (Fri) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held November 24th from 9 to Noon at the Dickinson County Extension Office in Spirit Lake and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Dickinson County ISU Extension Office at 712-336-3488 or the Emmet County Extension Office at 712-362-3434.

November 21 (Fri) — Farm Bill-ARC/PLC Update from 9:30 to noon at the East Auditorium on the Webster County Fairgrounds in Fort Dodge.

November 28 (Fri) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held December 2nd from 9 to Noon in Building A of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and from 1:30 to 4 at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Sioux County ISU Extension Office at 712-737-4230 or the Lyon County Extension Office at 712-472-2576.

December 1 (Mon) —  Clay County 4-H Record Books are due today to the Clay County Extension Office.  Forms are available at the website, www.extension.iastate.edu/clay. Call 262-2264 with your questions.

December 1 (Mon) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held December 3rd from 9 to Noon at the Convention Center in LeMars and from 1:30 to 4 p.m.at the Western Iowa Tech Cargill Auditorium in Sioux City.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Plymouth County ISU Extension Office at 712-546-7835 or the Woodbury County Extension Office at 712-276-2157.

December 2 (Tues) — DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held December 4th from 1:30 to 4 and repeated again from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Buena Vista County Extension Office in Storm Lake.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Buena Vista County ISU Extension Office at 712-732-5056.

December 5 (Fri) —  DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held December 4th from 9 to Noon at the Expo Center in Pocahontas. These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Pocahontas County ISU Extension Office at 712-335-3103.

December 15 (Mon) —  DEADLINE to register for the Farm Bill ARC/PLC Educational Meeting to be held December 16th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley.  These are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested to make sure there is enough room and materials for attendees. To register or to ask questions about the event, call the Osceola County ISU Extension Office at 712-754-3648.

January 3 (Sat) — DEADLINE to sign-up for the Clay County Scramble Calf Project.  The purpose of the Scramble Calf project is to provide an educational beef production experience for beef project members and to also provide a mentoring opportunity.  Guidelines for the scramble calf program can be found in the 4-H & FFA Clay County Fair Book.  To sign up for the scramble calf project, simply call 262-2264 or stop in the ISU Extension Office in Spencer.

January 14 — Crop Advantage Series at the Siebens Center on the Buena Vista University campus in Storm Lake from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Crop Advantage Series of meetings is designed for producers and agribusinesses. They offer research-based information to help producers make sound management decisions for the 2015 growing season. CCA credits and Private pesticide applicator recertification will also be offered. Cost to attend is $50.  For more details or to register see www.cropadvantage.


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