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Calendar for Jan. 18, 2013


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JANUARY

NATION

Jan. 26 -- American Goat Federation annual meeting, Hyatt Regency, San Antonio. www.AmericanGoatFederation.org

CALIFORNIA

Jan. 27-29 -- National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, Omni Hotel, San Diego. nmconline.org

OREGON

Jan. 24 -- Agri-Business Council of Oregon annual meeting, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. 503-595-9121 or www.aglink.org

Jan. 26 -- Native Plants for Erosion Control, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland. audubonportland.org

Jan. 26 -- Central Oregon Forage Day, Crook County OSU Extension Services, Prineville. 541-447-6228.

Jan. 27-29 -- Harvesting Clean Energy conference, Corvallis. 253-507-8506 or www.harvestcleanenergy.org

WASHINGTON

Jan. 19-20 -- Holistic Financial Planning Workshop, Fredonia Grange, Mount Vernon. www.managingchangenorthwest.com

Jan. 22-23 -- WSU Oilseed Production and Marketing Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick. 509-396-5936 or
css.wsu.edu/biofuels

Jan. 23 -- Agricultural Entrepreneurship: Business planning for a small farm, Tri-Cities. 509-545-3511

Jan. 23 -- Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Mount Baker Rotary Building, Lynden. 360-676-6736 ext. 22 or whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/edu/susagconf

Jan. 23 -- Agricultural Entrepreneurship 12-week course, Columbia Basin College, Pasco. 509-545-3511.

Jan. 24-25 -- Grazing Conference, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla. www.savoryinstitute.com

Jan. 25 -- WSU Extension Lamb 200 course, Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, Stanwood. 509-754-2011 ext. 413 or www.animalag.wsu.edu

Jan. 25 -- Transition to Valued-Added Dairy: Consumer trends, product development and food safety, Skagit Valley Gardens, Vernon. www.tilthproducers.org

Jan. 26 -- Country Living Expo and Cattlemen's Winter School, Stanwood High School, Stanwood. 360-428-4270 or skagit.wsu.edu/countrylivingexpo

FEBRUARY

NATION

Feb. 25-28 -- Potato D.C. Fly-In, The Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C. NationalPotatoCouncil.org

CALIFORNIA

Feb. 25 -- UC pomology course, Parlier and Arbuckle. 530-752-4354 or fruitandnuteducation.ucdavis.edu

IDAHO

Feb. 1 -- Free Computer Mapping Tools workshop, Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint. 208-263-8511 or www.uidaho.edu

OREGON

Feb. 2 -- Hidden Habitats: Nesting Birds on Your Land, Sauvie Island Grange, Portland. 503-238-4775 ext. 101 or www.wmswcd.org

Feb. 4 -- Local Food Connection, Lane Community College, Eugene. 541-359-8987 or www.localfoodconnection.org

Feb. 7-9 -- Organicology Conference, Portland. www.organicology.org

Feb. 14, 19, 21 -- Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Salem. www.orsba.org

Feb. 21 -- Commercial Applicators pesticide certification, Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario. www.tvcc.cc

Feb. 25-26 -- Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention, Salem Conference Center, Salem. 503-229-5033 or www.dairyfarmersor.com

WASHINGTON

Feb. 1 -- Washington Swine Information Day, Pillar Rock Grill, Moses Lake. 509-754-2011 ext. 413 or www.animalag.wsu.edu

Feb. 2 -- A Brighter Shade of Green sustainability workshop, Jello Mold Farm, Mount Vernon. www.salmonsafe.org/flowers

Feb. 2 -- Farmland Changing Hands Workshop and Webcast, Sequim. 253-381-7651 or cascadeharvest.org

Feb. 5 -- Direct marketing meat workshop, Spokane. 509-725-4171 or www.news.wsu.edu

Feb. 9 -- West Sound Small Farms Expo, Olympic College, Bremerton. 360-337-7026 or kitsap.wsu.edu

Feb. 12 -- Grafting Watermelon and Tomato Hands-on Workshop, Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon. mtvernon.wsu.edu

Feb. 19-21 -- WSU Creamery Basic-Plus cheese-making class, Chehalis. http://bit.ly/wsu-cheesecourses

Feb. 21 -- Fresh Food in Schools Summit, Moses Lake. wsffn.org

MARCH

NATION/WORLD

March 5-8 -- FOODEX Japan, Makuhari Messe, Japan. www3.jma.or.jp/foodex/en

CALIFORNIA

March 14 -- Fresno Food Expo, Fresno Convention Center, Fresno. www.FresnoFoodExpo.com

OREGON

March 4-7 -- Governor's Occupational Safety and Health conference, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. www.oregongosh.com

March 21-24 -- Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany. 765-655-2107 or www.equinepromotions.net

March 23 -- Tree School Clackamas, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City. 503-655-8631 or extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas

WASHINGTON

March 5-7 -- WSU Creamery Advanced Cheese Making course, Pullman. http://bit.ly/wsu-cheesecourses

APRIL

WASHINGTON

April 3-4 -- WSU Creamery Pasteurization Workshop, Pullman. http://bit.ly/wsu-cheesecourses

JUNE

OREGON

June 21-22 -- Regards to Rural Conference, OSU, Corvallis. 541-684-9077 or r2r.rdiinc.org



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