Ag Events Calendar

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May 4, Ellendale, N.D.: NDSU Spring Sheep Workshop, at the Fireside Restaurant, 701-349-3249, ext. 2,

May 8-10, Rapid City: Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Economic Summit, at Best Western Ramkota Hotel,

May 11-12, Rapid City: Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle sessions, at Rushmore Inn and Suites, 605-394-2236,

May 21-24, Lexington, KY: ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, at Lexington Convention Center

May 23, Cottonwood: Cattle Mineral Nutrition for Producers Program, at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station, must register by May 16,, Adele Harty 605-394-1722 or

May 25-26, Philip: Hazardous Occupations Safety Training, at American Legion Hall, 605-688-4167,

May 30-June 1, Washburn, N.D.: NDSU tractor safety school, at N.D. 4-H Camp,

May 31-June 1, Mitchell: Hazardous Occupations Safety Training, at Davison County Fairgrounds, 605-688-4167,

May 31-June 2, Kindred, N.D.: NDSU tractor safety school, at Kindred High School, 701-241-5712,

June 3, Brookings: 2017 Dairy Fest, at Swiftel Center, 605-770-8233,

June 7, Faulkton: 9th Annual Agricultural Women’s Day, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Faulkton Community Center, pre-register by May 24, call local FSA office to RSVP.

June 7-9, Des Moines, IA: 2017 World Pork Expo, at Iowa State Fairgrounds

June 12-15, Altoona, IA: AgGateway 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, at Prairie Medows,

June 13, Claremont: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Frey View Dairy Farm,

June 13, Brookings: Ag Women’s Day, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., at First Lutheran Church Activity Center, must register by June 1, (605) 692-8003 ext. 2.

June 16, Watertown: South Dakota Angus Queen contest, at Codington County Fairgrounds, Sarah Edgar (605) 690-7401 or

June 17, Sioux Falls: South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation Prime Time Gala, at Sioux Falls Convention Center,

June 26, Pierre: South Dakota Beef Industry Council board of directors meeting

July 4-8, Big Sky, MT: International Bison Conference, at the Big Sky Resort,

July 9-15, Des Moines, IA: 2017 National Junior Angus Show, at Iowa Sate Fairgrounds,

July 10-14, Astoria: SDSU Natural Resource Camp, at Oak Lake Field Station,, 605-688-5602

July 12-13, Cape Town, South Africa: Biocontrols Africa Conference and Expo,

July 13, Aberdeen: 8th annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit

July 18, Chancellor: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Plucker Guernsey Farm,

July 19, Goodwin: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Fieber Dairy, Inc.,

July 19-20, Beresford: Agricultural Water Testing Project, at SDSU Southeast Research Farm

July 19-21, Portland, OR: ASCEND Conference and Expo, at the Oregon Convention Center

July 20, Milbank: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Victory Farms,

July 26, Brookings: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at SDSU Dairy Farm,

July 26, Volga: Agricultural Water Testing Project, at SDSU Volga Research Farm

Aug. 3-6, Lincoln, NE: IGS Breeds Leadership Conference

Sept. 7-9, New Orleans, LA: Farm and Table Experience, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 504-582-3072,

Sept. 23, Rapid City: Aging Gracefully Expo, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Rushmore Plaza Civic, (605) 394-1722,

Nov. 6-9, San Diego, CA: AgGateway 2017 Annual Conference, at Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa,

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