Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events - Winter, 2019
Jan. 17  

Native Fiber Exhibit (Ongoing) Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg, WI 262 546-0300
www.wiquiltmuseum.com

Feb. 1  

Case IH Master Stockman Applications Deadline, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association, Contact: 5621 N County Road F, Janesville, WI 53545, 608 743-9080, wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com
www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com

Feb 8-9  

Pipestone Lamb & Wool Program Annual Lambing Time Short Course & Bus Tour, Pipestone, MN. Details: www.pipestonesheep.com. Contact: Angie Houselog 507 825-6822, email angela.houselog@mnwest.edu

Feb 8-10  

Midwest Fiber Frolic, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI. www.midwestfiberfrolic.com.

Feb 11   Winter Grazing Program, UW-Extension-Grazing Partners, 9:00 am – 3:15 pm, Columbia Co. Health & Human Services Bldg., 111 East Mullet Street, Portage, WI. Registration: $20 per person, lunch incl. For information: Columbia Co. UW-Extension Office, 608 742-9687 or Jennifer.evans@ces.uwex.edu
Feb 14   Waupaca County Forage Council Winter Meeting, Bear Lake Resort, 10:00 am-2:30 pm, Manawa, WI. Contact: greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu or 715 258-6230 ext. 2 for information.
Feb 21   Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Organic University, 10:00 am-5:30 pm, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La crosse, WI. www.mosesorganic.org or 715 778-5775 for information.
Feb 21 - 23  

MOSES Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI. www.mosesorganic.org or 715 778-5775 for registration information.

March 2  

Wisconsin 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Contests, UW-Madison Animal Sciences Building, Madison, WI Registration deadline: February 22. (Only emailed registrations accepted.) Contact: Bernie O’Rourke, 608 263-4304, or borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu. Animal Science Youth website – http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestck/programs/quizbowlskillathon/

March 9   11th Annual Arlington Sheep Day, UW-Arlington Agriculture Research Station, Public Events Facility, Arlington, WI. Info: Todd Taylor, 608 846-5858, toddtaylor@wisc.edu or www.wisbc.com
March 9  

Annual Meeting/Recognition Banquet, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, Public Events Facility, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. www.wisbc.com or 608 868-2505 (after 5:00 eve.)

March 15-16   Cedarburg Spur’s 5th Anniversary Fiber Arts Tour. Cedarburg-Grafton-Thiensville. www.midwestfiberartstrails.org
March 15-17   2019 Knit-In, Madison Knitters Guild, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI. www.madisonknittersguild.org
March 16  

Spring Sheep Shearing School, Lambalot Acres, Augusta, WI.
www.indianheadsheepandgoat.org

March 16   Midstates Hair Sheep Co-op Sale, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Lexington, NE, 12:00 p.m. (weather date March 23). Kiley Hammond 308 390-3001, Facebook: Midstates Hair Sheep Cooperative
March 22   West Central Wisconsin Grazing Conference, Grand Occasions Ballroom, Osseo, WI. Info: www.rivercountryrcd.org , email info@rivercountryrcd.org, 715 579-4916
March 23  

Spring Ahead WLBA Livestock Education Sessions, UW-Madison Arlington Agriculture Research Station Public Events Facility, Arlington, WI. Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association, www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com 608 743-9080, email: wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com.

March 23  

Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association (WLBA) Arlington Agriculture Research Station Public Events Facility, Arlington, WI. www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com

April 1  

Deadline: US Targhee Sheep Association Starter Flock Applications due. Information: www.ustargheesheep.org, or contact Mardy Rutledge at 702 292-5715, email ustargheesheep@gmail.com.

April 6  

3rd Annual Sheep & Meat Goat Sale & 2nd Annual Feeder Pig Sale, Pierce County Fair & Fairgrounds, Ellsworth, WI. Contact: John Bazille, 715 684-9529 or northernshowcircuit@gmail.com

April 7  

Indianhead Sheep & Goat Breeders Association Spring Show Lamb & Kid Sale, UW-River Falls Mann  Valley Farm, River Falls, WI. Skillathon, 10:30 a.m., Viewing, 11:00 a.m. Clinic, Noon; Auction, 1:00 p.m. Info: Scott Thompson, scottt@actionlabs.inc.com , www.IndianheadSheepandGoat.org

April 13  

23rd Annual Stephenson County Fiber Arts Fair, Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL. 815 541-0897, Suzy@SuzyBeggin.com

April 13-14  

Fiber Expo, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI www.fiberexpo.com 734 429-3145

April 17-18  

2019 Cheese Industry Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI. Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Visit www.CheeseConference.org for registration information.

April 19  

Deadline – Advertising/Copy, Spring Issue, Wisconsin Shepherd. Ads: Brittany Alf, 513 850-3603, alf.brittany@gmail.com . Copy: Bob Black, 920 623-3536, rbblack@powercom.net

April 27  

4-H Meats Judging Contest, UW-Madison Meats Science Bldg. Contact: Bernie O’Rourke, 608 263-4304, or borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu. Animal Science Youth website – http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestck/programs/quizbowlskillathon/

April 27-28  

Wisconsin Alpaca Fest, Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, WI.
www.wisconsinalpacafiberfest.com

May 1  

Wisconsin Spring Preview Show Entry Deadline, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association (WLBA). www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com 608 743-9080, email: wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com

May 1  

WLBA/Purina Livestock Show Camp Registration Deadline. Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association. www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com
608 743-9080 wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com

May 4-5  

46th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. www.SheepAndWool.org

May 10-12  

22nd Shepherds Harvest, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN www.shepherdsharvestfestival.org Julie MacKenzie 612 961-9625

June 1  

39th Annual Wisconsin Spring Preview Show, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com

June 7-8  

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. Patti Hodge, VendorHHFF@gmail.com, website: www.HoosierHillsFiberfestival.com 317 403-5667.

June 8-9  

21st Annual WLBA/Purina Wisconsin Livestock Show Camp, Wisconsin State fair Park, West Allis, WI. www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com

June 14-15  

Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival, Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center, Ames, IA. Regina Frahm gina.frahm@gmail.com, or info@iowasheep.com. www.iowasheepandwool.com

June 15  

Scholarship Deadline, Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op, www.wisbc.com or 608 743-9080 (after 5:00).

June 21-22  

Interstate Livestock Show Camp (June 21), Interstate Livestock Show
(June 22), Polk County Fairgrounds - St. Croix Falls, WI.
https://www.facebook.com/interstatelivestockshow/
Contact Debbie Petzel - dpetzel@gmail.com for more details

June 25-29  

Midwest Stud Ram Show & Sale, Sedalia, MO. Info: 515 442-0950; info@MidWestSale.com or www.MidWestSale.com 

July 4-7  

26th Annual All American Junior Sheep Show, Hutchinson, KS. Info: 401 647-4676; email: cdcdorset@cox.net ; www.CountryLovin.com/AAJSS

July 12  

Deadline – Advertising/Copy, Summer Issue, Wisconsin Shepherd. Ads: Brittany Alf, 513 850-3603, alf.brittany@gmail.com . Copy: Bob Black, 920 623-3536, rbblack@powercom.net

July 18-20  

National Targhee Show & Sale, Lodi Agricultural Fairgrounds, Lodi, WI. Updates available at: www.ustargheesheep.org. Chairpersons: Todd & Lynnette Taylor, TaylorSheep@yahoo.com; and Leslie & Jeff Nevens, AandJNevensLivestock@frontier.com, or Mardy Rutledge,  USTSA Secretary at ustargheesheep@gmail.com .

July 22  

4-H Livestock Judging Contest, Livestock Pavilion, UW-Madison. Contact: Bernie O’Rourke, 608 263-4304, or borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu. Animal Science Youth website – http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestck/programs/quizbowlskillathon/

July 31  

Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show Entry Deadline, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association, www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com, 608 743-9080, email: wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com

Aug 1-11  

Wisconsin State Fair, www.wistatefair.com

Aug 14-18  

Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI.
www.michiganfiberfestival.info

Aug 15  

Entry/Registration Deadline, Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival unless otherwise noted at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com Questions? 608 743-9080 or wisconsinsheepbreeders@gmail.com

Aug 17  

11th Annual Wisconsin Summer Spectacular Show, Marshfield, WI. www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com,  email: wisconsinlivestockbreeders@gmail.com,  608 743-9080.

Aug 15-19  

Katahdin Hair Sheep International Expo, Hyder Burke Ag Center, Cookeville, TN. www.katahdins.org

Aug 22-Sept. 2  

Minnesota State Fair, www.mnstatefair.org

Sept. 6-8  

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Sept. 7  

Make It With Wool 2019 State Contest, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. Wynn Wittkopf, State MIWW Director, jwwittkopf@core.com or 262 370-1433. www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

Sept. 7  

Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op Used Equipment Auction, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. 608 743-9080 (after 5:00 eve), www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com or www.wisbc.com

Oct. 18  

Deadline – Advertising/Copy, Fall Issue, Wisconsin Shepherd. Ads: Brittany Alf, 513 850-3603, alf.brittany@gmail.com . Copy: Bob Black, 920 623-3536, rbblack@powercom.net

   

Do you have an event coming up? Let us know!
Debbie Petzel – dspetzel@gmail.com



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