Capital Press calendar of events

Selected agriculture-related events around the nation and region.

To submit items to the calendar, send an email with information to calendar@capitalpress.com

APRIL

NATIONAL

April 15-18 — Seventh National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Hilton Hotel, Austin, Texas, registration@farmtoschool.org or 630-207-3855

OREGON

April 16 — Advanced soil fertility workshop, Oregon State University Extension Small Farms, 541-776-7371, ext. 208, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms

April 17 — Weed Watcher Early Detection Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Juanita Poll Center, Tualatin, 503-648-3174 ext. 121

April 18-20 — Central District Oregon High School Equestrian Teams meet, Bank of the Cascades Event Center Arena, Deschutes County Fair and Expo, Redmond, 541-419-8925

April 26 — Tree School East, at Baker City High School, Baker County Extension office, registration required by April 11, 541-523-6418

April 26-27 — Oregon Ag Fest, Oregon State Fairgrounds, 503-535-9353, www.oragfest.com

April 29 — Oregon Blueberry Commission Budget Hearing, noon, Room 210, 4001 Winema Place, Salem, 503-364-2944

CALIFORNIA

April 12-16 — FFA state leadership conference, Fresno, www.calaged.org/events/state-convention-home

April 17 — Almond field day, San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rushing Ranch, 11599 West Shaw Ave., Fresno, 530-370-5325 or at marcia@sustainablecotton.org

April 19 — Fifth Annual California Nut Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway, Chico, 530-519-1882, www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com

April 24 — Fresno Food Expo, Fresno Convention Center and Entertainment Center, 848 M. St., Fresno, www.FresnoFoodExpo.com

April 25-26 — Our Land: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century, Wheeler Hall, University of California-Berkeley and the David Brower Center, www.agrariantrust.org/symposium

WASHINGTON

Through April 13 — Shepherds’ Extravaganza Fiber Show and Sale, Puyallup Spring Fairgrounds; Puyallup, www.shepherds-extravaganza.com

April 19 — High tunnel workshop, 9:30 a.m., Tilth Producers of Washington, Deer Park city council chambers, 316 E. Crawford St., Deer Park, includes afternoon hands-on session at a farm, (206) 632-7506, www.tilthproducers.org

April 25-26 — Lambing Management School, WSU Wahkiakum County Extension, register by April 15, 360-795-3278

IDAHO

Through April 12 — FFA state leadership conference, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

April 15-17 — Logger Education to Advance Professionalism workshop, University of Idaho Extension, register by April 9, Coeur d’Alene, 208-667-6473 or 208-446-1680

MAY

NATIONAL

May 14-15 — 18th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium, Omni Mandalay Hotel, Las Colinas, Texas, www.distillersgraingrains.org

WASHINGTON

May 2-3 — Northwest Solar Summit, Woodinville, cm.wsu.edu/solarsummit

May 10 — Northeast Washington Haygrowers’ Association spring field day, 8 a.m., Hawk Farm, 6 1/2 miles north of Deer Park on Sherman Road, 509-725-4171, www.wa-hay.org.

May 15-17 — FFA state leadership conference, Washington State University, Pullman, www.washingtonffa.org/

IDAHO

May 6-8 — Practical Food Safety and HACCP workshop, University of Idaho Extension, Hilton Garden Inn, Idaho Falls, www.techhelp.org

CALIFORNIA

May 2-3 — Forest Landowners of California annual meeting and field day, Mount Shasta, www.forestlandowners.org

OREGON

May 4 — Lelia Berry Memorial “Feather Boa Fuzzy” Dairy Goat Show, 8:30 a.m., Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, rvdairygoat@gmail.com

May 31 — North Coast Junior Classic livestock stock, Clatsop County Livestock Association, Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria, 503-325-0527, http://www.ncjclivestockshow.com/

JUNE

NATIONAL

June 3-5 — Smallwood Conference, Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester Minn., http://www.forestbusinessnetwork.com/

OREGON

June 9-13 — “Basics of Forest Land and Timber Appraisal,” Oregon State University, Corvallis, 888-722-9416

CALIFORNIA

June 16-27 — Postharvest Technology Short Course, University of California-Davis, one-week intensive study plus optional one-week field tour, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/PTShortCourse/

June 21 — Forest Landowners of California Hells Hollow Tree Farm field day, www.forestlandowners.org

June 24-25 — Produce Research Symposium, Center for Produce Safety, Newport Beach, 530-757-5777, cps.ucdavis.edu

WASHINGTON

June 14-15 — Glenwood “Ketchum Kalf” Rodeo, 1 p.m. each day, Glenwood, http://business.gorge.net/glenwoodrodeo, 509-364-3371

IDAHO

June 14 — Sheep in the Foothills, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Boise Foothills Learning Center, Boise, 208-344-2271, www.idahowool.org

JULY

IDAHO

July 14 — Idaho Ram Sale, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer, www.idahowool.org, 208-344-2271

CALIFORNIA

July 19 — Forest Landowners of California Maple Creek Ranch field day, www.forestlandowners.org

AUGUST

WASHINGTON

Aug. 21-23 — The Grain Gathering, Washington State University Mount Vernon Agriculture Research & Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, (360) 848-6120, thegraingathering.com

SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL

Sept. 1-3 — Agrifoodtec, Nairobi, Kenya, www.agrifoodteceastafrica.com

CALIFORNIA

Sept. 23-25 — Fresh-Cut Products: Maintaining Quality and Safety Workshop, University of California-Davis, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/FreshCut/

OCTOBER

NATIONAL

Oct. 20-22 — National Farmland, Food And Livable Communities Conference, American Farmland Trust, Lexington, Ky., www.farmland.org

NOVEMBER

CALIFORNIA

Nov. 3-5 — Produce Safety: A Science-based Framework Workshop, University of California-Davis, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/Produce-Safety/



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