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

DECEMBER

NATION

CALIFORNIA

Dec. 14 -- Update on cotton variety trials, Firebaugh Community Center, Firebaugh. 530-370-5325 or www.sustainablecotton.org

IDAHO

Dec. 15 -- University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference, Best Western Burley Inn, Burley. 208-423-6684.

NEVADA

Dec. 11-13 -- Western Alfalfa and Forage Conference, Las Vegas. ucanr.org/sites/Alfalfa_Forages or 530-752-1581

Dec. 17 -- Subscription Farming for the Small Farm workshop, Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, WNC campus, Fallon. 775-351-2551 or www.wnc.edu

OREGON

Dec. 13 - Sage Grouse Implementation Team meeting, ODFW office, Baker City. 503-947-6323.

Dec. 14 -- Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar and Sustainable Ag Forum, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton. 541-278-5403 or www.umatillacountyswcd.com

Dec. 15 -- Women Owning Woodland Network's Arts in the Woods seminar, Richardson Hall 107, OSU campus, Corvallis. 541-766-3556.

Dec. 15 -- Specialty Crop Block Grant Program grant webinar. www.oregon.gov/ODA/grants_spec_crops.shtml or http://bit.ly/v21Rfi

WASHINGTON

Dec. 10 -- Cider Fruit Production, WSU Northwest Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon. 360-336-3727 or www.agbizcenter.org

Dec. 10 -- Shepherds Information Day, Spokane County WSU Extension Learning Center, Spokane. 509-725-4171.

Dec. 12 -- On-farm Seed Saving Workshop, Skagit Valley College Friday Harbor campus, San Juan Island. 360-370-7664 or www.seedalliance.org/Events

Dec. 12-14 -- Far West Agribusiness Association Washington Winter Conference, Red Lion Hotel, Pasco. www.fwaa.org

Dec. 14 -- Columbia Basin Cereal Seminar and Sustainable Ag Forum, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton. 541-278-5403 or

www.umatillacountyswcd.com

Dec. 15 -- Specialty Crop Block Grant Program grant webinar. 360-902-2177 or agr.wa.gov/Grants/SCBGP

2012

JANUARY

NATION

Jan. 4-6 -- Potato Expo, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Fla. www.potato-expo.com

Jan. 17 -- Planning for Profit II: Online Whole Farm Planning Course. 208-883-3462 or www.ruralroots.org

Jan. 25-28 -- American Sheep Industry Association annual convention, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. www.sheepusa.org

IDAHO

Jan. 5 -- Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show and Conference, Shilo Inn, Idaho Falls. www.idahoirrigationequipmentassociation.org

Jan. 5-7 -- Idaho Beef Summit, Canyon Springs Red Lion Hotel, Twin Falls. 208-879-2344.

Jan. 10 -- Food Safety Modernization Act Webinar, TechHelp. 208-364-6188 or http://techhelp.org

OREGON

Jan. 12-13 -- Oregon Mint Growers annual meeting, Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach. 503-364-2944 or www.oregonmint.org/signup

WASHINGTON

Jan. 12-March 15 -- Business Planning for Small Farms, WSU Clark County Extension, Vancouver. 360-397-6060 ext. 5729 or clark.wsu.edu

Jan. 19-21 -- Organic Seed Growers Conference, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend. www.seedalliance.org

Jan. 24 -- Oilseed Crop Production Workshop, Odessa Community Center, Odessa. 509-396-5936 or www.css.wsu.edu/biofuels

Jan. 25 - April 11 -- Agricultural Entrepreneurship: Business Planning for a Small Farm, WSU Tri-Cities Campus, Richland. 509-545-3511.

Jan. 26 -- Oilseed Crop Production Workshop, Hill Ray Plaza, Colfax. 509-396-5936 or www.css.wsu.edu/biofuels

Jan. 31 -- Society for Range Management Ranchers' Forum, Spokane. 509-725-4171 or rangelands.org

FEBRUARY

NATION

Feb. 1-4 -- Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. www.beefusa.org

OREGON

Feb. 6 -- Local Food Connection: Linking Farmers, Fishermen, Ranchers and Food Buyers, Lane Community College, Eugene. 541-821-1332 or www.localfoodconnection.org

Feb. 16 -- Sustainable Agricultural Symposium, Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario. 208-642-4402 or 541-889-9689.

Feb. 20-21 -- Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention, Salem Conference Center, Salem. 971-673-2727 or www.dairyfarmersor.com

WASHINGTON

Feb. 11 -- Women in Agriculture Conference, multiple locations. 509-684-2588 or WomenInAg.wsu.edu

MARCH

OREGON

March 22-25 -- Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany. 765-655-2107 or www.equinepromotions.net

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