To submit items to the calendar, send an email with information to

calendar@capitalpress.com or go to calendar.capitalpress.com

DECEMBER

CALIFORNIA

Dec. 20 -- North San Joaquin Valley Peach Day, Stanislaus County Agricultural Center Harvest Hall, Modesto. 209-525-6800 or cestanislaus.ucanr.edu

WASHINGTON

Dec. 14-15 -- Agri-preneur Business Planning Program, Olympia. 360-704-3375 ext 2.

2013

JANUARY

NATION

Jan. 7-10 -- Beltwide Cotton Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

www.cotton.org/beltwide

Jan. 9 -- North American Potato Business Summit, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. 801-517-9000 or

www.unitedpotatousa.com/meetings

Jan. 9-11 -- Potato Expo, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. potato-expo.com

CALIFORNIA

Jan. 9 -- San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium, Easton.

ucanr.edu/sites/viticulture-fresno

Jan. 12 -- Fruit Tree Pruning and Planting Workshop for Professionals, Stein Family Farm, National City. 760-752-4720 or cesandiego.ucanr.edu

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

IDAHO

Jan. 10-11 -- Intermountain Rangeland Livestock Symposium and Technical Training, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls. 208-885-6536 or idrange.org

Jan. 18 -- Family Foresters Workshop, Coeur d'Alene Inn, Coeur d'Alene. 208-446-1680 or

uidaho.edu/extension/forestry

OREGON

Jan. 14-16 -- Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. www.nwfpa.org

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

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

WASHINGTON

Jan. 10 -- Direct marketing meat workshop, Ritzville. 509-725-4171 or www.news.wsu.edu

Jan. 12 -- Cascadia Grains Conference, STAR Center, Tacoma.

www.cascadiagrains.com

Jan. 14-15 -- Low-Stress Cattle Handling Seminars, Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake. 509-754-2011 ext. 413 or www.animalag.wsu.edu

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

FEBRUARY

CALIFORNIA

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

OREGON

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

WASHINGTON

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

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

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

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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