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Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day
September 18, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gwenyn Hill Farm, N130W294, Bryn Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188, USA
Successful weed management can seem like an uphill battle, especially for organic farms. Learning about the basic principles and available tools for precise mechanical weed control is the key to creating a comprehensive plan that not only combats unwanted plants but also promotes responsible land stewardship. The 3rd annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is bringing this hands-on learning event to Waukesha, WI. We have gathered weeding tools and allied equipment, keynote speakers, company representatives, farmer-to-farmer networking, and in-field equipment demonstrations.
Hear from national and international experts on weeding tools and techniques; Meet with over 150 farmers from all over the Midwest and Canada; See exhibits of most of the cultivation tools currently manufactured, speak with company reps, and see extensive field demos; Learn about new and retro-fitted camera-guided cultivators and see them running in the field.
Register on our website: https://thelandconnection.org/event/mechanicalweedcontrol2019/
The Artisan Cup & Fork
September 21, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bluestem Hall, 1401 E Old Church Rd, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
You are invited to join us for our 4th annual farm-to-table culinary competition and fundraising event, The Artisan Cup & Fork. Six regionally-renowned chefs will team-up with family-run farms to prepare a seasonally inspired signature dish and face off in this local food fight that puts the focus on the amazing products of central Illinois farmers and producers. The dishes will be judged by a prestigious panel of local figureheads for the Grand Prize, as well as a public vote for the People’s Choice Award. Local brewers will be sampling some of their beers to taste alongside the chef’s creations. Farmers for each team will be there to talk about their farm, their ethos, and their products for all those interested in finding out where their food is coming from.
There will also be a raffle for some wonderful local prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a bottle pull!
All proceeds benefit The Land Connection and our mission to grow the local food economy, both on and off the farm, for a healthy, resilient future.
Your local culinary experience includes:
- a small plate of each chef’s creation
- tastings of locally brewed beers
- locally crafted sweet treats
- a delightfully satisfied appetite
- a chance to talk with local farmers and get to know the people behind the products
Questions can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-840-2128.
Register on our website: https://thelandconnection.org/event/artisan-cup-fork/