Capital Press calendar of events

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

Published on May 4, 2014 8:14PM


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MAY

NATIONAL

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

WASHINGTON

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 12 — Farm walk, Nash’s Organic Produce, Sequim, http://tilthproducers.org/programs/farm-walk/upcoming-farm-walks/

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

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, wapastures.brownpapertickets.com; 360-867-2151

OREGON

May 24-25 — Open Alpaca Barn, Sherwood, 503-628-2023, www.easygofarm.net/AOOMemDay

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

June 27-29 — SolWest Fair, Union County Fairgrounds, La Grande, 541-975-2411 ext. 5 or solwest@oregonrural.org

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 13-14 — 2014 WSU Beef Production Conference: Tools and Techniques for the Future, State Fair Park, Yakima, http://beefconference.wsu.edu

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, http://home.comcast.net/~edelweissacres/ or call 360-742-8310

June 14-15 — Glenwood “Ketchum Kalf” Rodeo, 1 p.m. each day, Glenwood, http://business.gorge.net/glenwoodrodeo, 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, wapastures.brownpapertickets.com; 360-867-2151

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

WASHINGTON

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, wapastures.brownpapertickets.com; 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, wendyhebb@gmail.com, 207-620-0697

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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