Capital Press calendar of events

A listing of events that are of interest to readers of the Capital Press.

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

MAY

OREGON

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

WASHINGTON

May 31-June 1 — Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup Fairgrounds, http://www.motherearthnews.com

June 2 — Grade A Sheep Dairy Farm Walk, 12:30 p.m., Glendale Shepherd, 7616 Glendale Heights Road, Clinton, Island County, Tilth Producers of Washington and the Washington State University Small Farms Team, 206-632-7506, www.tilthproducers.org

JUNE

NATIONAL

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

OREGON

June 4 — Beneficial Insects on the Farm, Oregon State University Extension Small Farms, Jackson County, 541-776-7371, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms

June 4 — Oregon Orchardgrass Commission budget hearing, 7:30 a.m., Elmer’s restaurant, 2802 Santiam Highway SE, Albany, 503-924-1181, oregonorchardgrass@gmail.com

June 5 — Pre-Harvest Cherry Tour, 8 a.m., Steve Agidius Orchard and Omeg Orchards, Oregon State University Wasco County Extension, 541-296-5494, lynn.long@oregonstate.edu

June 5 — Integrated pest management workshop, 6:30 p.m., Oregon State University Extension Service office, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene, 541-344-5859

June 9 — Wheat Field Day, 10 a.m., Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 2121 S First St., Hermiston, Annette Teraberry, 541-567-8321

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

June 10 — Pendleton Station Field Day, 7:45 a.m., 48037 Tubbs Ranch Road, Adams, Kathleen Dumont, 541-278-4186

June 10 — Weed Control Tour, 9 a.m., Malheur Experiment Station, 595 Onion Ave., Ontario, Janet Jones, 541-889-2174

June 11 — Strawberry Open House, 1 p.m., Oregon State University North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Jan Egli, 503-678-1264, bernadine.strik@oregonstate.edu

June 11 — Moro Station Field Day, 7:30 a.m., Moro Field Station, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, Erling Jacobsen, 541-565-3522

June 25 — Potato Field Day, 8 a.m., Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 2121 S First St., Hermiston, Annette Teraberry, 541-567-8321

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

Through June 1 — Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup Fairgrounds, http://www.motherearthnews.com

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

June 28 — Forest Thinning and Pruning Field Day, 8 a.m., University of Idaho Extension Office, 6447 Kootenia St., Bonners Ferry, 208-446-1680, http://uidaho.edu/extension/forestry

JULY

NATIONAL

July 7-9 — 9th International Conference on Climate Change, The Heartland Institute, Las Vegas, Nev., 312-377-4000, climateconference.heartland.org

OREGON

July 9 — Caneberry Open House, 1 p.m., Oregon State University North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Jan Egli, 503-678-1264, bernadine.strik@oregonstate.edu

July 9 — Annual Field Day and Summer Farm Festival, Malheur Experiment State, 595 Onion Ave., Ontario, Janet Jones, 541-889-2174

July 16 — Blueberry Field Day, 1 p.m., Oregon State University North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Jan Egli, 503-678-1264, bernadine.strik@oregonstate.edu

July 17 — Blueberry and Pear Open House, 1 p.m., USDA/Lewis Brown Farm, 33447 Peoria Road, Corvallis, 541-738-4200

July 23 — Community Open House, 4-7 p.m., Oregon State University North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora

July 23 — Processed Vegetable Field Day, 3 p.m., Oregon State University Vegetable Research Farm, 34306 NE Electric Road, Corvallis, Alex Stone, 541-737-5461 or Ed Peachey, 541-740-6712

IDAHO

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

CALIFORNIA

July 11-27 — California State Fair, Cal Expo, Sacramento, 877-CAL-EXPO

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

WASHINGTON

July 9 — USDA-ARS Paterson Field Research Tour, 8:30 a.m., 5 miles east of Paterson, off Highway 14, 509-786-9267

July 17 — Northwest Jr. Sheep Expo, Moses Lake, Washington State Sheep Producers, Moses Lake, www.wssp.org, 509-888-3003

July 19 — 2014 Ram & Ewe Show, Washington State Sheep Producers, Moses Lake, www.wssp.org, 509-888-3003

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

OREGON

Aug. 20 — Urban Horticulture Field Day, 9 a.m.,Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, 844 SW 35th St., Oregon State University campus, Corvallis, Al Shay, 541-737-2503

Aug.22-Sept. 1 — Oregon State Fair, Salem, http://oregonstatefair.org

Aug. 26 — Onion Variety Day, 9 a.m., Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, 595 Onion Ave., Ontario, Janet Jones, 541-889-2174

Aug. 29 — Turf Grass Field Day, 8 a.m., Lewis-Brown Farm, 33329 Peoria Road, Corvallis, Alec Kowalewski, 541-737-5449

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

Sept. 7-10 — Saudi Agriculture 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, www.recexpo.com

OREGON

Through Sept. 1 — Oregon State Fair, Salem, http://oregonstatefair.org

WASHINGTON

Sept. 5-21 — Washington State Fair, Puyallup, http://www.thefair.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

WASHINGTON

Oct. 24-25 — Washington State Sheep Producer annual convention, Leavenworth, www.wssp.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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