The Capital Press Calendar of Events

The Capital Press Calendar of Events.

FEBRUARY

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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

CALIFORNIA

Feb. 11-13 — World Ag Expo, International Agri-Center, Tulare, www.worldagexpo.com

Feb. 12 — North Coast Pear Research Meeting, 8 a.m. to noon with lunch following the meeting, Scotts Valley Women’s Club, 2295 Hendricks Road, Lakeport, srmorse@ucanredu

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

OREGON

Feb. 7 — Winter Horticultural Meeting, Hood River Inn, Best Western, extension.oregonstate/edu/hoodriver

Feb. 8 — Fruit Tree Class, 1-3:30 p.m. at Catholic Community Service meeting room, 1025 G St, Springfield, 541-344-5859

Feb. 10 — Sheep and Goat Scrapie Educational Outreach Seminar and Annual Sheep Marketing Meeting, 7 p.m., Oregon State University Extension Service conference room, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point, 541-572-5236, ext. 240

Feb. 11 — Mummy Berry and Spotted Wing Drosophila Management in Blueberries, 9 a.m., Eugene, www.pesticide.org or jmiller@pesticide.org or call 541-344-5044 ext. 19.

Feb. 12 — Business Succession Planning Workshop, Agri-Business Council of Oregon, 9 a.m., 7300 SW Hunziker St., Portland, www.aglink.org/

Feb. 22 — Oregon Forest Landowner Leadership Academy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 503-224-8046.

Feb. 22 — Fruit Tree Class, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Oregon State University Extension Service office, 996 Jefferson St. (corner of 10th, enter at ramp on 10th) in Eugene, 541-344-5859

Feb. 22 — Oregon Small Farms Conference, Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center Corvallis, http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sfc

Feb. 22 — FFA Alumni Dinner and Auction, 5:30 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence, (503) 838-2035.

Auction

Feb. 24 — Forage Meeting, Oregon Forage and Grassland Council, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Salem Convention Center, (541) 440-1926, www.oregonforage.org

Feb. 24-25 — Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention, Salem Convention Center, 503-229-5033

IDAHO

Feb. 7-8 — 4th Annual Grower’s Own Conference, College of Idaho, Caldwell, (208) 850-6504.

Feb. 10 — Landscaping for Fire Prevention workshop, 6 p.m.,University of Idaho extension office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene, 208-446-1680

Feb. 12 — Farm Succession and Estate Planning Course, five weeks, University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County Extension office, 2925 Rollandet, Idaho Falls, 208-354-2961

Feb. 17-18 — 20th Annual Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, 208-888-0988

Feb. 21 — Scaling and Marketing Private Timber Workshop,8:30 a.m., University of Idaho Extension office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene, 208-446-1683

WASHINGTON

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. 12 — Workforce Summit, Washington Farm Labor Association, Three Rivers Convention Center, wafla.org

Feb. 13 — Winter Orcharding Workshop, Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Johnson Road, Mt. Vernon, www.agbizcenter.org

Feb. 13 — 10th Annual Labor Conference, Washington Farm Labor Association, Three Rivers Convention Center, wafla.org

Feb. 15 — The Art of Butchery, 9 am.-1 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Green St., 509 477 2173

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

NATIONAL

March 31-April 2 — “The Precautionary Principal: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive,” National Institute for Animal Agriculture national conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha, Neb., (719) 538-8843 ext. 14

OREGON

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

March 22— Clackamas Tree School, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry

CALIFORNIA

March 2-4 — Ag Council’s 95th Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, www.agcouncil.org/

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

March 6-9 — Natural Products Expo West Conference, Anaheim Convention Center, http://www.expowest.com

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

WASHINGTON

March 1 — Beginning beekeeping course, five weeks, Washington State University Lewis County Extension, Old Credit Union Building, 156 NW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis, 360-740-1212

March 8 — Making Your Small Farm Profitable, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington State University Extension office, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, 509-477-2173

March 22 — Pasture and Livestock Management, Washington State University Extension office, 222 N. Havana, Spokane, 509-477-2173

IDAHO

March 4-5 — “LEAP Update” workshop for loggers, University of Idaho Extension, Hayden, 208-446-1680

APRIL

NATIONAL

March 31-April 2 — “The Precautionary Principal: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive,” National Institute for Animal Agriculture national conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha, Neb., (719) 538-8843 ext. 14

April 15-18 — Seventh National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Hilton Hotel, Austin, Texas, registration@farmtoschool.org or 630-207-3855

OREGON

April 26-27 — Oregon Ag Fest, Oregon State Fairgrounds, 503-535-9353, www.oragfest.com

CALIFORNIA

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

April 19 — Fifth Annual California Nut Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway, Chico, 530-519-1882, www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com

WASHINGTON

April 10-13 — Shepherds’ Extravaganza Fiber Show and Sale, Puyallup Spring Fairgrounds; Puyallup, www.shepherds-extravaganza.com

JUNE

OREGON

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

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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