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January 19-20, 2017
Farm Futures Business Summit
Improve Your Business Skills – We'll Show You How. A survey by Farm Futures shows farmers with the best business skills are three times as likely to run high profit farms. At the upcoming Farm Futures Business Summit we'll show you how to master the skills you need to take your farm to the next level. This action-packed event comes at a crucial time for U.S. agriculture. Lower grain prices and high input costs squeeze margins. The summit is designed for farmers who want to become better managers and navigate the volatility sweeping through agriculture.
January 25-26, 2017 2017 Iowa Pork Congress - Des Moines, Iowa
For producers, contract feeders, employees, consultants, students....anyone with an interest in the swine industry.
January 31-Feb 2, 2017 Iowa Power Farming Show - Des Moines, Iowa
The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) has introduced new themes for the Nebraska and Iowa Power Farming Shows. The new “More Power to You” themes are designed to showcase the powerful experience of attending the nation’s second and third largest indoor farm shows. Attendance: 20,000+
February 5-6, 2017 IWGA Annual Conference - Aames, Iowa
Iowa Wine Growers Association. Our Iowa wine/vine industry is strong; over 200 people attended the 2016 meeting, and 30 vendors participated in the conference. Iowa has over 300 commercial vineyards and more than 100 wineries, making the IWGA Annual Conference a direct connection to your target market.
February 14, 2017 VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 16-19, 2017 IMPA Annual Convention & Trade Show
The Iowa Meat Processors Association.
February 18, 2017 Cured Meats Competition - Ames, Iowa
The Iowa Meat Processors Association
February 18, 2017
10th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
The Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be held at the Iowa Events Center from 10am to 5pm (9am for Early Entry Tickets and Tables). Recognized as the “Mecca of all bacon festivals”, the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA. Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and bacon camaraderie. Attendance: 8,000.
February 18-25, 2017 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 28-March 2, 2017 30th Annual Iowa Hawkeye Farm Show
Cedar Falls, Iowa
For 28 years, the Hawkeye Farm Show has showcased the latest agricultural technology and services with over 200 exhibitors representing over 800 product lines, all inside the temperature-controlled UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Join over 18,000 agricultural producers from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin to review the latest farm technology focused on improving yields, reducing costs, and managing risk.
March 6-10, 2017 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'
March 18-19, 2017 34th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Featuring Indian Creek’s own maple syrup, pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and milk. Special activities include kids learning stations, maple syrup demonstrations, and live music. Buy tickets in advance and take advantage of the express line at the door! Tickets also available the day of the event. Adults: $8 advance; $12 door. Children 4-12: $4 advance; $5 door. Children 3 & under: free.
March 21, 2017 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture
April 22, 2017 Earth Day - Worldwide
Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
May 14, 2017 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
April 22-24, 2016 Central Iowa Expo BBQ Cruise & Brew
BBQ concessions. Bands. Brew. $15,000+ in cash and prizes. Pays Top 10 in each KCBS category and Top 4 overall. 2 KCBS BBQ Contests Back to Back with no move required. Bands and beer garden; Margarita Contest; Bloody Mary Contest; Car Cruise; Peoples Choice contest.
May 23-24, 2015 7th Annual Smokin' in the Junction BBQ Contest
West Des Moines, Iowa
Join us for hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, the beer garden and two days full of fun! Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) our event is one of the largest BBQ competitions in Iowa and includes over $10,000 in team prizes. Food and drink may not be purchased from our competitors, but is available from food vendors located along 5th Street. The performance stage and beer garden will be located at the south end of 5th Street under the 5th Street arch. (also: www.valleyjunction.com/event/smokin-junction/ )
February 15, 2013 Tropical Wine Festival - Central Iowa, Iowa
The Tropical Wine Festival will offer guests the opportunity to leave behind a cold Iowa winter and escape to the Scottish Rite Consistory where they may sample some of the best Iowa-crafted wines from fifteen central Iowa wineries that comprise the Heart of Iowa wine trail. Hors d'ouevres will be prepared and served by some of Central Iowa's best known restaurants and specialty food providers.
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