Capital Press calendar of events

Selected events of interest around the West and the rest of the world.

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


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 12 — Farm walk, Nash’s Organic Produce, Sequim,

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

May 21 — Managed-Intensive Grazing in Western Washington workshop, part one of a three-part series, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, site visit: Colvin Ranch, Tenino,; 360-867-2151


May 24-25 — Open Alpaca Barn, Sherwood, 503-628-2023,

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 27-29 — SolWest Fair, Union County Fairgrounds, La Grande, 541-975-2411 ext. 5 or


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 13-14 — 2014 WSU Beef Production Conference: Tools and Techniques for the Future, State Fair Park, Yakima,

June 14 — Goat healthcare/nutrition and packgoat seminar, registration 9:30-10 a.m.; seminar 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside Urban Farm and Garden, Olympia, or call 360-742-8310

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

June 20 — Managed-Intensive Grazing in Western Washington workshop, part two of a three-part series, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Martin University, Lacey, site visit: Fido’s Farm, Olympia,; 360-867-2151


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,


July 19 — Horse and Dog show, Wiley City fairgrounds, 509-406-5529

July 24 — Managed-Intensive Grazing in Western Washington workshop, part three of a three-part series, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, site visit: Violet Prairie, Tenino,; 360-867-2151

July 24-26 — West Valley fair, Wiley City fairgrounds, 509-406-5529

July 28-31 — The Bread Lab, Washington State University-Mount Vernon Research Center, class size limited to 10,, 207-620-0697



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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