Farming

Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention: Dec. 13-14, Willmar Conference Center. The convention, hosted by the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association, brings together Minnesota farmers and ranchers, as well as many other beef industry stakeholders for educational opportunities, policy discussion and development, and a cattle-focused trade show. Special guests include Minnesota Millennial farmer Zach Johnson, association legislative advisor Bruce Kleven and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus, along with many other agriculture industry leaders and elected officials from across the state. Registration is now open at www.mnsca.org.

Gardening

Landscaping for and attracting birds: Nov. 20, noon to 1 p.m., AgCountry Auditorium, University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy. 329 in Morris. Presented by Dr. Margaret Kuchenreuther, associate professor of biology, University of Minnesota, Morris. This “Come Grow with Us” class is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 320-589-1711.