On this page you will find ag-related events that are open to the public (unless otherwise specified). Know of any area events that aren't listed? Send the details to Sonja at email@example.com.
- USDA Rural Development has a new website
- The EPA will reproporse volume requirements for 2014 by June 1st
- The Dietary Guideline comment period ends May 8th
- FAA has released draft rules for drone usage.
- Online hunter safety certification is available.
- Nobles County 4-H Update for April 2015 is now available!
April 21-22 - On-Farm Food Service Webinar
Attendees are welcome from any state as many topics will be universal to on-farm foodservice in any state -- such as business planning, marketing and advertising. The webinars are April 21 at 6 p.m. in Minnesota or April 22 at 6 p.m. in Wisconsin. The presenters are Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity; Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons; and Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside. To register for this free event, go here.
May 6-7 - Animal Agriculture Alliance's 2015 Stakeholders Summit
The Animal Agriculture Alliance's 2015 Stakeholders Summit, themed "The Journey to Extraordinary." At the Summit, set for May 6-7 in Kansas City, Mo., attendees will hear from industry experts about how animal agriculture is using technology to rise to the challenge of feeding a growing and hungry world. Early registration, which ends April 15, for the one-and-a-half day event is $375 for Alliance members and $425 for non-members; $325 for those in government or academia. Media and students interested in registering should contact Hannah Thompson. Registration materials and a full event schedule can be found on the Summit website.
June 3-5 - World Pork Expo
Each year, 20,000 pork producers and other professionals make World Pork Expo the world's largest pork-specific trade show. Mark it down for June 3-5, the 2015 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA
June 16 - MFB Foundation Golf Fundraiser
The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation will hold its annual golf fundraiser at River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 16. The format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee covers 18 holes of golf, two carts per foursome, a box lunch, banquet meal and prizes. Other contests will take place throughout the course. The cost for the event is $150 for individuals or $125 if registered before May 15. Farm Bureau members can register for $125, or $100 if registered by May 15. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Registrations are due May 29. For more information, download a brochure and registration form here or contact Ruth Meirick at 651-768-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 17-19 - Midwest Farm Energy Conference
The Midwest Farm Energy Conference is coming up on June 17-19 and the early bird registration deadline - and discount - ends on April 1. You can register now. Organizers are excited to offer a variety of presentations and tours as part of the Conference agenda. Sessions will include energy optimized systems for dairy production, energy conservation and generation in swine facilities, incentives, grants and loans for renewable and energy efficient systems. Tours of the WCROC solar thermal systems, dairy facilities, swine facilities, Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Pilot Plant and wind turbine will be provided.