Capital Press calendar of events

Events of interest to readers of the Capital Press.

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

JULY

NATIONAL

Through July 19 — National Onion Association Summer Convention, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura, Calif., http://www.onions-usa.org

OREGON

Through July 20 — Columbia County Fair, Columbia County Fairgrounds, St. Helens.

July 21 — Benton County Republican Women’s Summer Picnic and Membership Event, noon-2 p.m., potluck lunch, games, souvenirs, 162 NE Azalea Drive, Adair Village, Dr. Pat Dysart, PLDVP1@aol.com, 541-760-1085 or http://bentonrw.blogspot.com/

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

July 23-26 — Hood River County Fair, Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, 541-354-2865, hoodriverfair.org

July 23 — Jefferson County Fair, 430 SW Fairground Road, Madras

IDAHO

July 22 — Ties to the Land succession workshop, second session, 9 a.m.-noon, University of Idaho Extension office, Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, register by July 8, $25, 208-263-8511, http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry

CALIFORNIA

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

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

July 24 — Nitrogen Management in Orchard Crops meeting, University of California Cooperative Extension Service, Sutter-Yuba counties, 1-4 p.m., Red Bluff Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff.

WASHINGTON

Through July 19 — Northwest Jr. Sheep Expo, Moses Lake, Washington State Sheep Producers, Moses Lake, www.wssp.org, 509-888-3003

July 19 — 2014 Ram & Ewe Sale, Washington State Sheep Producers, 11:30 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake, www.wssp.org, 509-888-3003

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

July 23-26— West Valley Community Fair, Yakima

July 24 — Cowlitz County Fair, Longview

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 25-27 — Mason County Fair, Shelton

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

July 30 — Thurston County Fair, Olympia

NEVADA

July 28 — Commercial Lavender Production Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Western Nevada College Carson Campus, 2201 W. College Parkway, Carlson City, $25 before July 21, $35 afterward, lunch included, http://www.wnc.edu/ce/sci/

AUGUST

OREGON

Aug. 6 — Crook County Fair, 1280 Main St., Prineville

Aug. 8 — Dufur Threshing Bee, Dufur

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. 21 — Polk Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Seabreeze Farms, 7145 Perrydale Road, Amity, RSVP by Aug. 1, 503-623-9680, ext. 113, www.polkswcd.org

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. 1-10 — Clark County Fair, Ridgefield

Aug. 6-10 — Grays Harbor County Fair, Elma

Aug. 6-9 — Skagit County Fair, Mt. Vernon

Aug. 7-10 — Pierce County Fair, Graham

Aug. 8-10 — Jefferson County Fair, Port Townsend

Aug. 12-16 — Grant County Fair, Moses Lake

Aug. 13 — Twilight Forest Tour, Black Diamond, http://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/twilight/

Aug. 14 — Farm Walk at Seattle Tilth Farm Works, Auburn, Tilth Producers of Washington and the Washington State University Small Farms Team, tilthproducers.org

Aug. 15 — Washington State University Carrot Field Day, 9-11 a.m., WSU Pasco, 2280 North Road 80, 509-545-3511 or twaters@wsu.edu

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

Aug. 28 — Washington State University Onion Field Day, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Carr Farms, 509-545-3511 or twaters@wsu.edu

IDAHO

Aug. 8 — Forest Insect and Disease Field Day, 8 a.m., meet at Bonner County Fairgrounds, $10 registration fee, University of Idaho Extension, 208-263-8511, http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry

Aug. 9 — Using Your GPS workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office, Kootenai County, 1808 North Third St., Coeur d’Alene, 208-446-1680, http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry

Aug. 15 — Growing your Own Tree Seedlings workshop, University of Idaho Extension, $20 fee, 208-446-1680, http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry/content/stewardship

Aug. 15-24 — Western Idaho Fair, 5610 Glenwood, Boise, 208-287-5650, http://www.idahofair.com/

Aug. 30-Sept. 6 — Eastern Idaho State Fair, 97 Park St., Blackfoot, (208) 785-2480, http://www.funatthefair.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/

IDAHO

Through Sept. 6 — Eastern Idaho State Fair, 97 Park St., Blackfoot, (208) 785-2480, http://www.funatthefair.com

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 Producers 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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