Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

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.  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. Also it is the deadline to apply for the Clay County 4-H Youth Council for members in grades 9 through 12.  Call 262-2264 with your questions or for more details.

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 2 (Tues) — Changes in packer requirements will affect the information cattle feeders must provide to market cattle.  To help cattle feeders learn about and adapt to these changes, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are co-hosting a series of meetingsin NW Iowa.  Meetings will be held today, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Plymouth County Extension in Le Mars;  2-4 p.m. at the Lohff-Schumann RecCenter in Holstein; and from 7-9 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Extension Office in Emmetsburg.  Producers may attend any meeting and will become certified in Beef Quality Assurance.  There is no charge to attend.  For more information, contact Beth Doran, beef program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230.

December 2-3 (Tues-Weds) — 96th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.  For more details, see www.iowafarmbureau.com.

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 3 (Sat) — Clay County Beef Weigh-In from 9 a.m. to noon at Spencer Livestock Sales.  Cost is $1.50 per calf with a maximum of 6 animals to be weighed.  Cost is $5 per head for animals to be exhibited at the Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben.  For more details, call 262-2264.

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.

January 17 (Sat) — Clay County 4-H Find Out Day at the Southpark Mall in Spencer from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Learn about the 4-H opportunities in Clay County for your family and how to join a 4-H Club.


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