Capital Press calendar of events

Selected agriculture-related events around the nation and region.

Published on April 4, 2014 4:15PM

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


April 16 — Advanced soil fertility workshop, Oregon State University Extension Small Farms, 541-776-7371, ext. 208,

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,

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


April 12-16 — FFA state leadership conference, Fresno,

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

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

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

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,


Through April 13 — Shepherds’ Extravaganza Fiber Show and Sale, Puyallup Spring Fairgrounds; Puyallup,

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,

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


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 14-15 — 18th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium, Omni Mandalay Hotel, Las Colinas, Texas,


May 2-3 — Northwest Solar Summit, Woodinville,

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,

May 15-17 — FFA state leadership conference, Washington State University, Pullman,


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


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


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

May 31 — North Coast Junior Classic livestock stock, Clatsop County Livestock Association, Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria, 503-325-0527,



June 3-5 — Smallwood Conference, Kahler Grand Hotel, Rochester Minn.,


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


June 16-27 — Postharvest Technology Short Course, University of California-Davis, one-week intensive study plus optional one-week field tour,

June 21 — Forest Landowners of California Hells Hollow Tree Farm field day,

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


June 14-15 — Glenwood “Ketchum Kalf” Rodeo, 1 p.m. each day, Glenwood,, 509-364-3371


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



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


July 19 — Forest Landowners of California Maple Creek Ranch field day,



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



Sept. 1-3 — Agrifoodtec, Nairobi, Kenya,


Sept. 23-25 — Fresh-Cut Products: Maintaining Quality and Safety Workshop, University of California-Davis,



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



Nov. 3-5 — Produce Safety: A Science-based Framework Workshop, University of California-Davis,


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