Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

March 2  (Mon) — Clay County 4-H Clover Bowl at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center in Everly from 6 to 8 p.m.  This is the county’s 4-H Awards Program and all are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, call 262-2264.

March 2 (Mon) — Town and country, families, couples, and single individuals can still register for the “Estate & Transition Planning 101: The Nuts and Bolts To Get You Started” at the Pocahontas Community Hospital (606 Northwest 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA).  Learn about property ownership, powers of attorney, wills & trust, estate & inheritance, taxes, gifting, and much more.  The program starts at 1:15 p.m. and will conclude at 3:45. There is a fee for this program. Call the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-335-3103 to register.  More information is available at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach website at www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas.

March 3 (Tues) — A workshop focusing on helping beef producers compare feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at ILCC in Emmetsburg from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will conduct the workshop. The workshop is supported by a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant.  Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers.  A revised feedlot systems manual and decision tool will be available to workshop participants.  During the workshops, participants will work with several scenarios to make decisions on feedlot facility investments and learn how different facility types may work for each scenario. A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door.  To pre-register and reserve a noon meal, please call ILCC in Emmetsburg at 712-852-2865.  For more information, you may contact Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist at 712-737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.

March 4 (Wed) —  A workshop focusing on helping beef producers compare feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will conduct the workshop. The workshop is supported by a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant.  Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers.  A revised feedlot systems manual and decision tool will be available to workshop participants.  During the workshops, participants will work with several scenarios to make decisions on feedlot facility investments and learn how different facility types may work for each scenario. A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door.  To pre-register and reserve a noon meal, please call Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee at 712-225-6196.  For more information, you may contact Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist at 712-737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.

March 12 (Thurs) — Ag Education Day 2015 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Wild Rose Casino, in Emmetsburg.  Early Registration fee is $25 per person until Feb. 28th and $30 per person after the 28th.  Student Registration fee is $15.  A meal is included in the price.  Make checks payable to Kossuth/Palo Alto Economic Dev. Corp., Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, 106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, Iowa 50511.  Speakers this year include:  Dr. David Kohl-AgriVision LLC, Dr. Sidney Goss-Professor Emeritus, SDSMT, Dr. Elwynn Taylor- ISU Climatologist, Brenda Clark Hamilton-Professional Growth Programs, Dr. John D. Lawrence-Iowa State University Extension, Dr. Emily Heaton Iowa State University and Daron Wilson-POET Biorefining.  Call Randall Pelzer if you have any questions at 712-298-2336 or see www.paloaltoiowa.com or www.kossuth-edc.com.

March 14 (Sat) — Clay County Junior Feeder Weigh-In at the Spencer Livestock Sale Barn on Highway 71 in north Spencer from 9 to 11 a.m.  No appointment is needed.  For more details call 262-2264.

March 20 (Fri) — The Clay County Pork Producers offer scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to attend college and whose parents are producer members.  High school seniors wishing to apply must meet these qualifications: Be a high school senior in good standing, the parents of the applicant must be a current member of the Clay County Pork Producers for 2015. Also, they must have been members for the past two consecutive years.  The applicant must participate in an interview with the Pork Producer board which will be the evening of March 22nd, 2015.  The application must be received by Friday, March 20th.  Mail to: Julie Lewis, 2110 460th St, Sioux Rapids, IA  50585.  Students interested in applying should contact their high school guidance counselor.  Students receiving the scholarships will receive a certificate during the student’s high school awards ceremony.

March 25 (Wed) — Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification CIC at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion in Ringsted.  Cost is $20.  Call 712-362-3434 to register or to ask questions.

March 25 (Wed) —  A workshop focusing on helping beef producers compare feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at the Carroll County ISU Extesion Office in Carroll from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will conduct the workshop. The workshop is supported by a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant.  Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers.  A revised feedlot systems manual and decision tool will be available to workshop participants.  During the workshops, participants will work with several scenarios to make decisions on feedlot facility investments and learn how different facility types may work for each scenario. A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door.  To pre-register and reserve a noon meal, please call the Carroll County ISU Extesion Office in Carroll at 712-250-0070.  For more information, you may contact Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist at 712-737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.


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