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JANUARY

NATIONAL

Jan. 21-23 — Precision Planting Winter Conference, Five Points, Washington, Ill., www.farmingwithspeed.com or 800-660-9573.

Jan. 22-25 — American Sheep Industry-National Lamb Feeders Association annual convention, Charleston, S.C., Marriott Hotel, (303) 771-3500 or www.sheepusa.org

OREGON

Jan. 21 — Small Farm Workshop, 4:30-8 p.m., OSU Small Farm Program and Extension Service, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2610 E. Hancock St., Newberg, 503-554-8179, info@valleyviewtractor.com

Jan. 23 — Agri-Business Council of Oregon annual meeting, noon-3:30 p.m., Oregon State Fairgrounds Hart of the Garden Building, Salem, http://www.aglink.org

Jan. 23-24 — Organic Training Session for Agricultural Professionals, 9 a.m., USDA Service Center, 89 Alder St., Central Point, 503-580-4767

Jan. 27 — Blueberry Industry Annual Conference, Portland Airport Embassy Suites, 503-364-2944

Jan. 28-30 — Northwest Agricultural Show, Portland Expo Center, (503) 769-8940, agshow@wvi.com

Jan. 28-30 — Washington-Oregon Potato Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, www.potatoconference.com or (509) 766-7123

Jan. 30-31 — AgChat Foundation regional conference, Portland Crowne Plaza Hotel, http://agchat.org/

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 — Organic Seed Growers Conference, Corvallis, www.seedalliance.org

CALIFORNIA

Jan. 21-22 — California Rangelands Summit, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, Gene Bianchi Community Center, Oakdale, http://www.carangeland.org/calendarevents/2014summit.html

Jan. 22 — Methods of Measuring Fruit and Vegetable Quality: Color, Flavor, Texture Workshop, University of California-Davis, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/Measuring_Produce_Quality_Workshop/

IDAHO

Jan. 21-23— 46th Annual University of Idaho Potato Conference and 35th Ag Expo, Pond Student Union Building and Holt Arena, Idaho State University, Pocatello, (208) 529-8376

WASHINGTON

Jan. 17 — Family Foresters Workshop, Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley, 208-446-1680 or 509-477-2175

Jan. 20-22 — Oilseed, Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, http://css.wsu.edu/biofuels/2014conference or http://www.directseed.org/events/annual-conference/.

Jan. 25 — Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, Stanwood High School, skagit.wsu.edu/Country Living Expo/ or 360-428-4270

Jan. 28-30 — Washington-Oregon Potato Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, www.potatoconference.com or (509) 766-7123

FEBRUARY

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Feb. 3-5 — World Biomass Power Markets, Hotel Okura Amsterdam, The Netherlands, www.worldbiomasspower.com

Feb. 4-6 — Harvesting Clean Energy conference, Red Lion Colonial Hotel, Helena, Mont., http://harvestcleanenergy.org/

Feb. 17-19 — National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, Omaha, Neb., https://sites.google.com/a/swcs.org/2014-omaha-cover-crops-conference/registration

Feb. 20-21 — Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, 707-998-9487 or ffameeting@aol.com

Feb. 20-21 — USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington,Va., www.usda.gov/oce/forum

CALIFORNIA

Feb. 26 — Sutter-Yuba-Colusa Walnut Day, Yuba City, University of California Cooperative Extension, 530-822-7515

OREGON

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 — Organic Seed Growers Conference, Corvallis, www.seedalliance.org

Feb.3 — Local Food Connection workshops, Lane Community College, Eugene, katy@cascadepacific.org or call 505-328-0991.

Feb. 24-25 — Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention, Salem Conference Center, 971-673-2727, www.dairyfarmersor.com

IDAHO

Feb. 5-6 — Idaho Weed Conference, Idaho Weed Control Association, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 208-888-0988 or idahoweedcontrol.org

Feb. 7 — Free Computer Mapping Tools for Forest Owners and Android Forestry workshops, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., University of Idaho Extension, Molstead Library, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, 208-446-1680

WASHINGTON

Feb. 4-6 — Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, Spokane Convention Center, http://www.agshow.org

Feb. 5-7 — Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, http://www.wawgg.org

Feb. 12 — Food, Wine and Soil: Kindling a Sense of Terroir at the Table, 6:30 p.m., Washington State University Northwest Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon, 360-848-6120

Feb. 20 — Specialty Crop Listening Session, 9:30 a.m., Washington State University Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, (509) 323-3000.

Feb. 22-23 — Field to Fork Conference, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg, eventcenter@co.kittitas.wa.us

Feb. 24 — Specialty Crop Listening Session, 9:30 a.m., Port of Chelan Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee, (509) 323-3000.

MARCH

OREGON

March 20-23 — Northwest Horse Show and Fair, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, 765-655-2107

CALIFORNIA

March 4 — Walnut Pruning-No Pruning Field Day, University of California Cooperative Extension, 530-822-7515

March 25-26 — Fruit Ripening & Retail Handling Workshop, University of California-Davis, Postharvest Technology Center, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/fruitripening/

APRIL

CALIFORNIA

April 2 — Botryosphaeria and Phomopsis canker and blight in walnuts, University of California Cooperative Extension, 530-822-7515

JUNE

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/

SEPTEMBER

CALIFORNIA

Sept. 23-25 — Fresh-Cut Products: Maintaining Quality and Safety Workshop, University of California-Davis, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/FreshCut/

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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