Ag Events Calendar

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May 23, Cottonwood: Cattle Mineral Nutrition for Producers Program, at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station, must register by May 16, www.iGrow.org/events, Adele Harty 605-394-1722 or adele.harty@sdstate.edu

May 25-26, Philip: Hazardous Occupations Safety Training, at American Legion Hall, 605-688-4167, john.keimig@sdstate.edu

May 30-June 1, Washburn, N.D.: NDSU tractor safety school, at N.D. 4-H Camp, rick.schmidt@ndsu.edu

May 31-June 1, Mitchell: Hazardous Occupations Safety Training, at Davison County Fairgrounds, 605-688-4167, john.keimig@sdstate.edu

May 31-June 1, Fargo: Third International Sustainable Wetland Plant Management Conference, at NDSU campus, 701-231-5265, david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu

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

June 3, Aberdeen: Northern Plains Livestock Day, at Brown County Fairgrounds Expo Building, http://bit.ly/2qOWxtW, 605-225-2860.

June 3, Brookings: 2017 Dairy Fest, at Swiftel Center, 605-770-8233, sddairyfest@gmail.com

June 3, Miller: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Joel’s sled, Joel Christiansen 605-853-3836, Bernie Huisman 605-204-0068.

June 4-6, Brookings: SDSU Youth Livestock Judging Camp, SDSU campus, Joseph.Cassady@sdstate.edu, 605-688-5165

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 7-9, Sturgis: 2017 South Dakota Professionals Range Camp, at Lamphere Campground, david.ollila@sdstate.edu, 605-394-1722

June 8-10, Brookings: SDSU Youth Livestock Judging Camp, SDSU campus, Joseph.Cassady@sdstate.edu, 605-688-5165

June 9-10, Meadow: 11th Annual South Dakota Grassland Coalition “Birds: at Home on the Range”, at Anderson Ranch, 605.280.0127, jljessop@kennebectelephone.com

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

June 13, Claremont: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Frey View Dairy Farm, tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu

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 15, Carrington, N.D.: NDSU Crop Management Field School, 9 a.m., at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center, ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/events, 701-652-2951

June 16, Watertown: South Dakota Angus Queen contest, at Codington County Fairgrounds, Sarah Edgar (605) 690-7401 or sds_2488@hotmail.com

June 17, Lebanon: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., no points, Bob’s sled, Bob Potts 605-765-9782.

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

June 19-22, Fargo, N.D.: NDSU Extension Youth Conference, at North Dakota State University, 701-231-7251, NDSU.4-H@ndsu.edu

June 20, Mitchell: S.D. Farmers Union Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., at Lakeview Golf Course, KBeranek@sdfu.org, 605-352-6761 ext. 113

June 23-24, Minot, N.D.: 2017 North Dakota Junior Beef Expo, at North Dakota State Fairgrounds, (701) 223-2522

June 24, Wagner and Armour: Berries & Hops Producer Tours, Stewart’s Aronia Acres (Wagner) & Srstka’s Hops Farm (Armour), register by June 22, sdspamembers@gmail.com

June 25, Brentford: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Brown County sled, Jim Smith Jr. 605-887-7174, Jerry Stoltenberg 605-382-7782.

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

July 1, Miller: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., no points, Joel’s sled, Joel Christiansen 605-853-3836, Bernie Huisman 605-204-0068.

July 4, Faulkton: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., no points, Bob’s sled, Bob Potts 605-765-9782.

July 4-8, Big Sky, MT: International Bison Conference, at the Big Sky Resort, ibc2017.com

July 5-8, Pipestone, MN: Sheep For Profit School, at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, 1-800-658-2330, Claire.Beekman@mnwest.edu, www.pipestonesheep.com

July 9-15, Des Moines, IA: 2017 National Junior Angus Show, at Iowa Sate Fairgrounds, www.angus.org/njaa

July 10-14, Astoria: SDSU Natural Resource Camp, at Oak Lake Field Station, Leslie.Vincent@sdstate.edu, 605-688-5602

July 12-13, Cape Town, South Africa: Biocontrols Africa Conference and Expo, biocontrolsconference.com/africa/

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

July 15, Midland: Growing in Greenhouses & Selling in Boxes, Cedar Creek Gardens LLC with Chef Scott Brinker, register by July 13, sdspamembers@gmail.com

July 15, Tolstoy: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., no points, Bob’s sled, Rudy Jacobs 605-442-2519.

July 18, Chancellor: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Plucker Guernsey Farm, tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu

July 19, Goodwin: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at Fieber Dairy, Inc., tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu

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, tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu

July 26, Brookings: SDSU Summer Dairy Cattle Judging Schools, at SDSU Dairy Farm, tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu

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

July 27-28, St. Paul, MN: 2017 University of Minnesota Field School for Ag Professionals, at University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station, nico0071@umn.edu, 612-625-2778

July 30, Langford: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Brown County sled, Sean Kramer 605-470-0365.

Aug. 1, Clear Lake: 2017 SD Leopold Conservation Award Ranch Tour, at Blue Bell Ranch

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

Aug. 5, Potter County: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Bob’s sled, Bob Potts 605-765-9782.

Aug. 6, Clark: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Brown County sled, Austin Swanhorst 605-880-3789.

Aug. 10, Custer: Meat Goats & Growing Tomatoes in a Greenhouse, Pleasant Valley Farm & Windsong Valley Garden, register by Aug. 8, sdspamembers@gmail.com

Aug. 11, Webster: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 6 p.m., points, Brown County sled, Alan Dixon 605-228-1823.

Aug. 12, Britton: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Brown County sled, Paul Bremmon 605-448-2368.

Aug. 17, Volga and Brookings: Schadè Vineyard & SDSU Local Foods Ed Center Tour, register by Aug. 15, sdspamembers@gmail.com

Aug. 18-20, Montevideo, Minn.: 37th Annual Heritage Hill Threshing Show, 4 mi east of Montevideo on Hwy 7, www.heritagehill.us, Monica Engen 605-880-4270 engenmonica1@gmail.com

Aug. 19, Brown County: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 10 a.m., points, Brown County sled, Alan Dixon 605-228-1823.

Aug. 26, Miller: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 1 p.m., points, Joel’s sled, Joel Christiansen 605-853-3836, Bernie Huisman 605-204-0068.

Aug. 27, Rapid City: Gardens & Greenhouses Tour, Country Road Garden, Rock Valley Garden & Chef Jeff Slathar, register by Aug. 25, sdspamembers@gmail.com

Sept. 9, Alcester and Beresford: Milling Organic Grains & Growing Fruit in High Tunnels Tour, Dakota Earth Bakery (Alcester) & SE Research Farm (Beresford), register by Sept. 7, sdspamembers@gmail.com

Sept. 9, Andover: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 10 a.m., points, Brown County sled, Alan Dixon 605-228-1823.

Sept. 17, Eureka: BCOTTPA tractor pull, noon, points, Bob’s sled, Lester Merkel 605-284-2078.

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

Sept. 24, Stratford: BCOTTPA tractor pull, 12:30 p.m., season points pull off, Brown County sled, Ron Glugia 605-225-6621.

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

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