Oct. 5-7, Makoti, N.D.: 52nd Annual Makoti Threshing Show.
Oct. 6, Bismarck, N.D.: Independent Beef Association of North Dakota Convention, 9 a.m., Kelly Inn, 1800 12th St. North.
Oct. 6, Edgerton, Minn.: Pasture Profitability Field Day, 10 a.m. at Bob Schelhass farm, just northeast of Edgerton at 358 180th Ave., Kent Solberg (218) 445-7580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 9-10, Huron: S.D. MarketPlace Conference, at Crossroads Hotel and Huron Event Center, http://www.marketplacesd.com or (605)352-6761.
Oct. 10, Huron: Public Farm Tour: Cover crops/healthy soils/saline soils, 10 a.m.-noon, meet at Huron conservation field office at 9:30 a.m. and drive to site or meet at site, corner of 217th St. and 396th Ave., for directions call (605) 352-2998.
Oct. 10, Streeter, N.D.: NDSU Calf Crop Workshop, 9:30 a.m., Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, Penny Nester (701) 475-2632 ext. 9229 or Sheldon Gerhardt (701) 754-2504.
Oct. 10-13, Rapid City: 75th Western Junior Livestock Show, Central States Fairgrounds, http://www.westernjuniorlivestock.com.
Oct. 11-12, Bismarck, N.D.: S.D. chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting, joint meeting with N.D. chapter, theme is Precision Agriculture, registration 7:30 a.m. Thur., at Kelly Inn, 1800 N. 12th St.
Oct. 12-13, Rapid City: 2012 Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show, Central States Fairgrounds.
Oct. 12-13, Rugby, N.D.: North Dakota Stockmen's Assn. All Breeds Cattle Tour, pre-register at at (701) 223-2522, http://www.ndstockmen.org
Oct. 15, Hettinger, N.D.: NDSU Calf Crop Workshop, 3:30 p.m., Hettinger Research Extension Center, Julie Kramlich (701) 567-2735.
Oct. 16-18, Brookings: SDSU Extension Annual Conference.
Oct. 17, NDSU Extension offices: Calf Backgrounding Videoconference, 7-9 p.m., broadcast at 12 NDSU locations, John Dhuyvetter (701) 857-7682, Carl Dahlen (701) 231-5588 or Karl Hoppe (701) 652-2951.
Oct. 18-19, Brookings: North American Dairy Valuation Seminar, 8 a.m., at McCrory Gardens Visitor Center, optional pheasant hunt to follow, http://www.asfmra.org .
Oct. 20, Turtle Lake, N.D.: 14th Annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show, cattle accepted at Turtle Lake weighing station before 11 a.m., Karl Hoppe (701) 652-2951.
Oct. 22, Lemmon: SDSU Extension Estate Planning and Farm Transition Session, at Regional Extension Center, 408 8th St. West, further sessions Oct. 23, 29 & 30, to register call Heather Gessner at 605-782-3290.
Oct. 22-24, Minneapolis, Minn.: Export Exchange 2012 sponsored by U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Assoc., at Minneapolis Marriott City Center, visit http://www.exportexchange.org
Oct. 23, Estelline: SDSU Extension Local Food Entrepreneurs Workshop, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Estelline Community Center, 219 Main St., register at http://www.igrow.org/events or Chris Zdorovtsov, 782-3290.
Online: Pork Checkoff Human Resource Management Webinar, Interviewing and Hiring, 3-4 p.m. CST, must pre-register, visit pork.org or contact Sharlotte Peterson at SPeterson@pork.org or at (515) 223-2614.
Oct. 25, Huron: S.D. Biotech Annual Meeting.