June 10, 2023

Calendar: From Grape to Raisin

ELIZABETH, Ill. — The program Yes, You Can! Dehydrating: From Grape to Raisin will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 N. Vine St., Elizabeth.

University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold will cover the basics of safely selecting, dehydrating, and storing fruits and vegetables.

Cost is $5. Register by visiting tinyurl.com/4vs9jpy3.

Tractor Driving Contest

BOONVILLE, Ind. — The Area 3 4-H Tractor Driving Contest will be at 8 a.m. CT June 25 at the Warrick County 4-H Fairgrounds, 133 County Rd 100 N, Boonville.

Pulaski County 4-H Fair

WINAMAC, Ind. — Pulaski County 4-H Fair, June 25-30, Winamac Town Park, 262 E Old State Road 14, Winamac; www.pulaskicountyfair.com; 574-946-3412.

Rush County Fair

RUSHVILLE, Ind. — Rush County Fair, June 26-July 2, 1299 N. Sexton Road, Rushville; www.rushcountyfairin.com; rushcountyfairin@yahoo.com; 765-932-3211.

Open House and Plant Sale

MACOMB, Ill. — McDonough County master gardeners will hold their annual Open House and Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at the McDonough County Extension office, 3022 W. Jackson St., Macomb.

Take a tour of the Discovery and GIFT gardens, and have your gardening questions answered by master gardeners. Families also can participate in the free gardening activities that will be taking place.

Master gardeners will divide some of their best varieties of perennials for the plant sale. All proceeds benefit the Discovery and GIFT gardens as well as future environmental programming.

Monroe County Fair

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Monroe County Fair, June 27-July 2, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington; www.monroecountyfairgrounds.in; mocofairgrounds@gmail.com; 812-825-7439.

Conservation Practices

Build resiliency on your farm with conservation practices. “Tile and conservation don’t mix” is a misconception that may be limiting farmers’ interest in adopting conservation practices. Tile systems can be designed to mitigate the risk of nutrient loss often associated with drainage, while also providing a foundation for soil health systems to thrive.

Hear a farmer’s perspective on how conservation drainage practices have impacted his operation during an online program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 27. Register for this Risk Management Conference session by visiting tinyurl.com/2akwuzmy.

Cover Crop Breakfast

PETERSBURG, Ind. — The Cover Crop Breakfast and PARP session hosted by Pike County Purdue Extension and the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. ET June 29 at the at the Pike County 4-H Exhibit Building in Hornaday Park, 1211 State Road 56, Petersburg.

Topics will include Cover Crop Basics, Cover Crops Utilization and Investment, and Cover Crops and Weeds.

Register by emailing Alex Mahrenholz at amahrenh@purdue.edu or calling the Extension office at 812-354-6838.

Schuyler County Fair

RUSHVILLE, Ill. — Schuyler County Fair, June 29-July 4, 200 E. Scripps St., Rushville; www.schuylercountyfair.org; schuylercountyfair@gmail.com; 217-322-6182.

Lawrence County Fair

BEDFORD, Ind. — Lawrence County Fair, June 29-July 17, 11265 US-50, Bedford; 812-275-4623.

Dudley Smith Farm Field Day

PANA, Ill. — The Dudley Smith Farm Field Day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Dudley Smith Farm Research Center, 2200 E 600 North Road, Pana.

Program topics will include:

• Cover crops — grazing and soil health

• Utilizing technology in agriculture

• Regenerative grazing

• Using crop residues and legumes in organic beef cattle grazing on cropland

Register by visiting tinyurl.com/y46s9zxk.

Grundy County Fair

MORRIS, Ill. — Grundy County Fair, June 30-July 4, 8890 IL-47, Morris, Ill.; grundycountyfair.org; 815-942-5958.

Achievement Night

MOROCCO, Ind. — Extension Homemakers Achievement Night will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. CT June 30 at the Beaver Township Community Center, 409 S. Polk St., Morocco.

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — St. Joseph County 4-H Fair, July 1-9, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend; www.4hfair.com; manager@4hfair.com; 574-291-4870.