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Calendar for Jan. 7, 2011

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This calendar lists activities related to agriculture that are scheduled for the next few weeks. To submit items to the Events Calendar, send an e-mail with information to calendar@capitalpress.com



Jan. 12-15 -- National No-Tillage Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Information: www.no-tillfarmer.com

Jan. 23-26 -- National Mastitis Council annual meeting, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va. Information: www.nmconline.org


Jan. 21 -- Tehama Walnut Day, Elks Lodge, Red Bluff. Information: 530-527-3101 or


Jan. 25-27 -- Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento. Information: 530-753-3142.

Jan. 29 -- California Holstein Association Convention, Pines Resort, Bass Lake. Information: 805-801-0463.


Jan. 10-12 -- Far West Agribusiness Association Idaho Winter Conference, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls. Information: 509-465-5055 or www.fwaa.org

Jan. 11 -- Intro to Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points for potato packers, Idaho Falls. Information: www.TechHelp.org

Jan. 13-14 -- Intermountain Rangeland Livestock Symposium, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls. Information: 208-736-3610 or www.idrange.org

Jan. 14 -- ClearWater Direct Seeders Breakfast Meeting, Red Lion Hotel, Lewiston. Information: 509-335-2615.

Jan. 18 -- Building Farmers in the West workshop, Twin Falls County Extension. Twin Falls. Information: 208-736-3622.

Jan. 18-20 -- Idaho Ag Expo, Idaho State University, Pocatello. Information: 800-635-2274 or


Jan. 19-20 -- UI Extension Potato Conference, Pond Student Union Building, Idaho State University, Pocatello. Information: www.extension.uidaho.edu

Jan. 21 -- Family Foresters Workshop, Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene. Information: 208-446-1680 or www.cnr.uidaho.edu/extforest

Jan. 26 - Feb. 23 -- Farm and Ranch Financial Management, Twin Falls County Extension Office, Twin Falls. Information: 208-734-9590.

Jan. 29 -- Southwestern Idaho farmers' market workshop, Hampton Inn, Nampa. Information: 208-332-8538.


Jan. 12-13 -- Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet and Barley Symposium, Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings. Information: 406-994-5161.


Jan. 14 -- Hoop House Construction Workshop, 171 Campbell Lane, Yerington Paiute Indian Reservation. Information: 775-351-2551.

Jan. 19-22 -- American Sheep Industry Association and National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention, John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort Hotel, Reno. Information: 303-771-3500 ext. 0.


Jan. 11-13 -- North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby. Information: 503-678-1264 ext. 110.

Jan. 12 -- Cranberry Opportunities meeting, Bandon Library, Bandon. Information: 541-572-5263.

Jan. 13-14 -- Oregon Mint Growers Annual Meeting, Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach. Information: 503-364-2944.

Jan. 26 - March 9 -- Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Deschutes County Extension Service, Redmond. Information: 541-548-6088 ext. 7957.


Jan. 12 -March 30 -- Agricultural Entrepreneurship: Busininess Planning for a Small Farm, WSU Tri-Cities campus, Richland. Information: 509-545-3511.

Jan. 12-13 -- Washington State Hay Growers Association annual conference and trade show, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick. Information: 509-585-5460 or www.wa-hay.org

Jan. 12-13 -- Washington Grain Commission regular meeting, commission office, Spokane. Information: 509-456-2481.

Jan. 12 - March 30 -- Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, WSU Tri-Cities Campus, Richland. Information: 509-545-3511.

Jan. 13 -- Good Agricultural Practices workshop, Whatcom County Extension Office, Bellingham. Information: http://foodsafety.wsu.edu

Jan. 14 -- Good Agricultural Practices workshop, WSDA Building, Olympia. Information: http://foodsafety.wsu.edu

Jan. 17 -- Lake Chelan Horticultural Day, Chelan High School, Lake Chelan. Information: 509-667-6540.

Jan. 18 -- North Central Washington Apple Day, Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee. Information: 509-667-6540.

Jan. 18 -- Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning, WSU Snohomish County Extension, Everett. Information: 425-357-6039.

Jan. 19 -- North Central Washington Pear Day, Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee. Information: 509-667-6540.

Jan. 20 -- North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day, Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee. Information: 509-667-6540.

Jan. 25-27 -- Oilseed Production Workshops, Okanogan, Reardan and Colfax. Information: www.css.wsu.edu/biofuels

Jan. 28-30 -- Washington State Farmers Market Association annual conference, Leavenworth. Information: www.wafarmersmarkets.com

Jan. 29 -- Country Living Expo and Cattlemen's Winterschool, Stanwood High School, Stanwood. Information: 360-428-4270 ext. 240 or http://skagit.wsu.edu/


Jan. 29 -- Managing Small Woodlands as an Investment, South Union Grange, Olympia. Information: 360-316-9317.



Feb. 24 -- USDA interactive webinar on Market News Portal. Information: www.ams.usda.gov/fv or 202-720-3209.


Feb. 1-2 -- Plant and Soil Conference, Piccadilly Inn University, Fresno. Information: 800-468-3587 or http://calasa.ucdavis.edu

Feb. 16-17 -- Seed Biology Production and Quality, Conference Center, UC-Davis. Information: http://sbc.ucdavis.edu

Feb. 24 -- Current Wine and Grape Research Symposium , Freeborn Hall, UC-Davis. Information: 800-752-0881 or extension.ucdavis.edu/unit/winemaking

Feb. 26 -- Sustainable Agriculture Expo, Redwood Acres Fairground, Eureka. Information: 707-826-8670 ext. 132.


Feb. 8-10 -- Practical Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points for potato packers, Twin Falls. Information: www.TechHelp.org

Feb. 9 -- An Introduction to Conservation Easements, Holiday Inn Express, Ponderay. Information: 208-263-8511.


Feb. 7 -- Local Food Connection, Lane Community College, Eugene. Information: 541-821-1332 or www.cascadepacific.org

Feb. 7-10 -- Weed Science Society of America annual meeting, Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, Portland. Information: www.wssa.net

Feb. 10-12 -- Organic Seed Alliance's Organicology, DoubleTree, Portland. Information: www.organicology.org

Feb. 17, 22-23 -- Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association Beeschool, Chemeketa Community College, Salem. Information: 503-399-3675 or www.orsba.org

Feb. 18-20 -- Yard, Garden and Patio Show, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Information: 503-682-5089 or www.oan.org

Feb. 19 -- Oregon Cranberry School, Sprague Theater, Bandon. Information: 541-572-5263 ext. 285.

Feb. 24-26 -- Oregon Logging Conference's Logging, Construction, Trucking and Heavy Equipment Expo, Lane County Convention Center, Eugene. Information: www.oregonloggingconference.com

Feb. 25 -- Investment in Infrastructure: Ecosystem Services as an Emerging Asset Class, UO in Portland. Information: 800-824-2714 or sustain.uoregon.edu

Feb. 26 -- Small Farms Conference, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis. Information: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu

Feb. 26 - March 1 -- Grain Elevator and Processing Society's Exchange 2011, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Information: www.geaps.com


Feb. 2 -- Okanogan Horticultural Day, Okanogan County Agriplex, Okanogan. Information: 509-667-6540.

Feb. 16-18 -- WSU beginning cheese-making class, Lynden. Information: www.wsu.edu/creamery



March 13-15 -- California Grape and Tree Fruit League annual meeting, The Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage. Information: 559-226-6330 or www.cgtfl.com


March 1 -- LEAN Manufacturing for specialty crops, Idaho Falls. Information: www.TechHelp.org

March 22-24 -- Global Food Safety Initiative Conference for potato packers and The Dairy Series, Boise. Information: www.TechHelp.org

March 30 - April 2 -- UI President's Sustainability Symposium, Moscow. Information: www.uidaho.edu


March 7-9 -- Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention, The Riverhouse, Bend. Information: 503-860-7819 or www.dairyfarmersor.com

March 7-10 -- Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Information: www.oregongosh.com

March 26-27 -- ODFW Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Conference, Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center, Rockaway Beach. Information: www.dfw.state.or.us/STEP


March 7-10 -- Western Society of Weed Science annual meeting, Doubletree City Center, Spokane. Information: www.wsweedscience.org

March 15-17 -- WSU advanced cheese-making class, Pullman. Information: www.wsu.edu/creamery



April 20-21 -- WSU pasteurization workshop, Pullman. Information: www.wsu.edu/creamery



May 4 -- Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Segment 2, UI Water Center, Boise. Information: www.TechHelp.org



June 22-25 -- American Association of Wine Economists annual conference, Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige, Italy. Information: www.wine-economics.org

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