Farm Calendar

Farm Calendar

December 19 (Fri) — DEADLINE to register for the Babysitting Clinic for area 5th Graders on Friday, January 2nd.  It will be located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville and will run from 10:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  The fun-filled day will include; growth and development of different ages of kids, healthy snack ideas, diaper changing, what kids like in a babysitter, what parents look for in a babysitter, basic first aid, rescue breathing, Heimlich maneuver, what to do in an emergency, what to include in a babysitting kit, what to bring with you when you babysit and safety concerns.  The cost for the babysitting clinic is $20.00, which includes snacks, lunch, handouts, and babysitting kit supplies.  Please register at the Emmet County Extension Office by December 19th.  Call 362-3434 with questions.

December 22 (Mon) — Iowa Farm Bureau is hosting ARC/PLC educational meetings throughout the state.  These are free of charge and open to Farm Bureau members and non- members but you are asked to pre-register.  Meetings will be held today in Le Mars at the Plymouth County Convention Center at 1:00 p.m. and later in Sheldon at Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A room 116-119 at 6:30 p.m.  To register contact Phyllis Postma at the O’Brien County Farm Bureau Office at 712-957-2535.

December 27 (Sat) — O’Brien County 4-H and FFA Market Beef Weigh-In for the 2015 O’Brien County Fair at the fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Primghar.  Contact the O’Brien County Extension Office for more information 712-957-5045.

January 3 (Sat) — Pocahontas County 4-H/FFA beef Weigh-In at the Dale Wenell Farm (11413 500th Street, Albert City).  Animals to be weighed include market steers, heifers, advanced cattle feeder pens and 2nd year bucket calves. If you plan on exhibiting these animals at the Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben, let Lisa at the Extension Office know, as this identification will not be done at this site.  For more details, call Lisa at 712-335-3103.

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 6 (Tues) —  Crop Advantage Series at Building A of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.org.

January 6 (Tues) — Iowa Farm Bureau is hosting ARC/PLC educational meetings throughout the state.  These are free of charge and open to Farm Bureau members and non- members but you are asked to pre-register.  Today’s meetings are at the AEA/Extension Building in Storm Lake at 1:30 p.m. or at the Eagle Center in Lakota at 6:30 p.m.  To register contact your local county Farm Bureau Office.

January 6th (Tues) —  Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will conduct the required three-hour training workshop. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators must register by Dec. 30 by contacting your local ISU Extension and Outreach office.  Visit any county office website for registration forms, dates, times and locations at www.extension.iastate.edu/countyname or call your local ISU Extension Office to register.

January 7 (Wed) — Crop Advantage Series at the Arrowwood Resort on Highway 71 in Okoboji 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.org.

January 8 (Thurs) — Crop Advantage Series at the Muse-Norris Conference Center on the campus of North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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.org.

January 11-13 (Sun-Tues) — American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting and Convention in San Diego.  For more details see www.fb.org.

January 12 (Mon) — Babysitting Clinic for 5th and 6th Grade students at the Laurens Public Library from 3:30 to 6 p.m.  Space is limited to the first 20, so call 712-335-3103 to pre-register.

January 14 (Wed) — 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.org.

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.

January 21 (Wed) — Crop Advantage Series at the Best Western Starlite Village at the Junction of Highway 169 and 7 in Fort Dodge 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.org.

January 27 (Tues) — Crop Advantage Series at the Convention Center in LeMars 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.org.

January 28-29 (Wed-Thurs) — Iowa Pork Congress at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  Register, see the schedule and map of tradeshow exhibitors at www.iowaporkcongress.org.

January 29 (Thurs) — Crop Advantage Series at the Carrollton Inn on Highway 71 in Carroll 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.org.

February 2 (Mon) — DEADLINE TO APPLY for the Pocahontas County 4-H Scholarships. Seniors in 4-H clubs in Pocahontas County are encouraged to apply for one of four $500 scholarships to any college or university of their choice.  Find the application at www.extension.iastate.edu/pocahontas.

February 3 (Tues) — Iowa Farm Bureau is hosting ARC/PLC educational meetings throughout the state.  These are free of charge and open to Farm Bureau members and non- members but you are asked to pre-register.  Today’s is the last in the area at the Iowa Lakes Community College Auditorium in Emmetsburg at 1 p.m.  To register contact your local county Farm Bureau Office.


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