Tuesday, Jan. 8

Eastern Washington Ag Expo: TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco, Wash. The Expo features nearly 100 exhibitors and seminars, plus sessions with pesticide recertification credits available. http://www.EasternWAagExpo.com.

Cropping Systems Conference: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, Wash. The convention will feature six keynote sessions plus six education tracks and an exhibitors’ showcase. www.directseed.org/events/annual-conference.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Eastern Washington Ag Expo: TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco. www.EasternWAagExpo.com.

Cropping Systems Conference: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. www.directseed.org/events/annual-conference.

Thursday, Jan. 10

69th Annual Oregon Mint Growers Meeting: Salishan Resort, 7760 US-101, Gleneden Beach. Attendees will hear the latest on the mint industry. Pesticide recertification credits have been applied for. http://oregonmint.org.

Friday, Jan. 11

69th Annual Oregon Mint Growers Meeting: Salishan Resort, 7760 US-101, Gleneden Beach. oregonmint.org.

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. The Farm Bureau’s annual national meeting. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention.

Saturday, Jan. 12

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention.

Sunday, Jan. 13

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention.

Monday, Jan. 14

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention.

Precision Ag VISION Tech Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waterfront Hotel at Seattle’s Southport, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton, Wash. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to take away an actionable long-term view of their business and gain a more strategic competitive advantage. www.thevisionconference.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention.

Precision Ag VISION Tech Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waterfront Hotel at Seattle’s Southport, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton, Wash. www.thevisionconference.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Northwest Hay Expo: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, Wash. Two full days of presentations and workshops plus a trade show. Presented by the Washington State Hay Growers Association. www.wa-hay.org.

Northwest Ag Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem. The 49th edition will focus on the emerging trends in the ag industry such as small farming, technology and education. It will provide useful information to attendees regarding equipment, best practices, job training and state-sanctioned certifications as well as legal and financial issues facing all farmers.$3, $1 for seniors, children under 12 are free. http://northwestagshow.com.

2019 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEA Trade Show: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention/.

Precision Ag VISION Tech Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waterfront Hotel at Seattle’s Southport, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton, Wash. www.thevisionconference.com/.

North Willamette Horticulture Society Conference and Trade Show: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby. Morning sessions on regulations and regulators: what farmers need to know. Afternoon concurrent sessions for berry, organic and vegetable crops. Stick around for the wine, beer and cheese social. If you cannot register online or are interested in being an exhibitor for the first time, contact Jan. Egli at 971-373-5912. http://nwhortsoc.com.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Northwest Hay Expo: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, Wash. http://www.wa-hay.org.

Northwest Ag Show: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem. The 49th edition will focus on the emerging trends in the ag industry such as small farming, technology and education. $3, $1 for seniors, children under 12 are free. http://northwestagshow.com.

Oregon Seed Association Mid-Winter Meeting: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, 505/605 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Ore. The one-day event consists of committee and general member meetings, workshops and includes lunch. Scholarship awards are presented to eligible applicants. The day concludes with an evening reception to honor past association presidents. http://www.oregonseed.org/event.

Friday, Jan. 18

Northwest Ag Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem. The 49th edition will focus on the emerging trends in the ag industry such as small farming, technology and education. It will provide useful information to attendees regarding equipment, best practices, job training and state-sanctioned certifications as well as legal and financial issues facing all farmers. Free admission. http://northwestagshow.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Management Matters for Soil Health Workshop: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Drive, Pullman. The workshop will address soil health issues related to soil acidity. https://bit.ly/2TgJdtd.

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course: 6-8:30 p.m., Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm, South Campus Loop, Salem. Provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business. The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules, plus several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan.. 22, Feb.. 5; Feb.. 19 (all-day field trip), Feb.. 23 (Small Farms Conference, discounted registration), March 5. Heidi Noordijk, heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu, 971-801-0392.$200. https://bit.ly/2rHHAse

Wednesday, Jan. 23

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting-edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Thursday, Jan. 24

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Friday, Jan. 25

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Saturday, Jan. 26

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This is the annual convention of the cattle industry and NCBA Trade Show. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Friday, Feb. 1

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Pesticide Collection Event: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley Agronomics, 986 N Holladay St. , Cornelius. Do you need to dispose of old or unwanted pesticides?Take advantage of this free opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of old pesticides (including DDT, chlordane, chlorpyrifos, azinphos-methyl, etc.), unwanted current pesticides, and empty, triple-rinsed or pressure-washed plastic pesticide containers.You must pre-register with the disposal service so they are prepared to receive your chemicals. Complete and send an application by mail, fax or e-mail to Clean Harbors Environmental by Jan.. 18. Forms are available on the Tualatin SWCD website. Submission details are included in the form. For questions about registration, contact Mike Mason of Clean Harbor Environmental Services at (503) 742-7105 or mason.michaelr@cleanharbors.com. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 503-277-3709. https://bit.ly/2Cn5jnE

Sunday, Feb. 3

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The conference will be held in conjunction with the North American Strawberry Symposium. Workshop topics include automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, sustainable organic cropping systems, strawberry breeding tools and tips, alternatives to fumigation, weed management, insect and mite management and disease management. http://www.nasga.org.

Monday, Feb. 4

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The conference will be held in conjunction with the North American Strawberry Symposium. Workshop topics include automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, sustainable organic cropping systems, strawberry breeding tools and tips, alternatives to fumigation, weed management, insect and mite management and disease management. http://www.nasga.org.

Oregon Blueberry Conference: 7:55 a.m.-6 p.m., Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St., Salem. A season recap and market projections, export markets, trade show and industry reception are among the many topics and events scheduled for this year’s conference. http://oregonblueberry.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The conference will be held in conjunction with the North American Strawberry Symposium. Workshop topics include automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, sustainable organic cropping systems, strawberry breeding tools and tips, alternatives to fumigation, weed management, insect and mite management and disease management. http://www.nasga.org.

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course Registration Open: 6-8:30 p.m., Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm, South Campus Loop, Salem. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business. The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules PLUS several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan.. 22, Feb.. 5; Feb.. 19 (all-day field trip), Feb.. 23 (Small Farms Conference, discounted registration), March 5. Heidi Noordijk, heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu, 9718010392.$200. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The conference will be held in conjunction with the North American Strawberry Symposium. Workshop topics include automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, sustainable organic cropping systems, strawberry breeding tools and tips, alternatives to fumigation, weed management, insect and mite management and disease management. http://www.nasga.org.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. http://www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Friday, Feb. 15

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. http://www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. http://www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Farm Transition Workshop: 4-8 p.m., Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St. , North Plains. Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your lad create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead? Join the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Rogue Farm Corps, and instructors from Oregon and Iowa to learn how to plan for the future of your farm. FREE EVENT WITH DINNER INCLUDED!Agenda includes:- Performance of “Map of My Kingdom,” a play about the issue of land transition. It will be followed by a discussion.- Presentation and Q&A with attorney Maria Schmidlkofer of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 5032773709. https://www.swcd.net/event/farm-transition-workshop/.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course Registration Open: 6-8:30 p.m., Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm, South Campus Loop, Salem. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business. The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules PLUS several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan.. 22, Feb.. 5; Feb.. 19 (all-day field trip), Feb.. 23 (Small Farms Conference, discounted registration), March 5. Heidi Noordijk, heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu, 9718010392.$200. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management.

Thursday, Feb. 21

2019 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference: Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N Virginia St., Reno. The Colorado River reservoirs, the Trump administration “Water Subcabinet” and water resource benefits from landscape-wide forest management are among the many water-related topics that will be discussed. Sponsored by the Family Farm Alliance. http://familyfarmallianceconference.com/.

Soil Acidity Amelioration Workshop: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Drive, Pullman. Washington State University scientists will discuss options for decreasing the acidity of farm land.

Soil Acidity Amelioration workshop: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Drive, Pullman. Washington State University workshop discusses soil pH decline and impacts. Haiying Tao, haiying.tao@wsu.edu, 509-335-4389.$75.

Friday, Feb. 22

2019 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference: Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N Virginia St., Reno. The Colorado River reservoirs, the Trump administration “Water Subcabinet” and water resource benefits from landscape-wide forest management are among the many water-related topics that will be discussed. Sponsored by the Family Farm Alliance. http://familyfarmallianceconference.com/.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course Registration Open: 6-8:30 p.m., Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm, South Campus Loop, Salem. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business. The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules PLUS several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan.. 22, Feb.. 5; Feb.. 19 (all-day field trip), Feb.. 23 (Small Farms Conference, discounted registration), March 5. Heidi Noordijk, heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu, 9718010392.$200. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Sustainable Horse Keeping Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, 2048 PO Box, Salem. Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and Horses for Clean Water for a free workshop about pasture management, horse health, and water conservation. Learn how your daily actions and long-term plans can help protect your horse and land against the emerging challenges of climate change. This workshop will focus on two areas: pasture management and water conservation. We will cover basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures, and fencing pastures so they are more productive, and your horse is healthy. We will cover horse health issues associated with pasture management such as ways to keep horses from becoming overweight or developing metabolic issues while still providing “enrichment” opportunities. In addition, learn great ideas for reducing and managing water use in the barn, paddock and field.BONUS: Learn concepts and design techniques behind track paddocks, confinement areas meant to keep horses healthy and mentally stimulated. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 5032773709. https://www.swcd.net/event/sustainable-horse-keeping-workshop/.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Thursday, Feb. 28

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Friday, March01

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Saturday, March02

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Tuesday, March05

Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, Hybrid Course Registration Open: 6-8:30 p.m., Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm, South Campus Loop, Salem. Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management provides farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to develop and manage a successful farm business. This course is intended for people who are considering starting a farm business, those within their first five years of farming and others who may be considering major changes to their farm business. The core Growing Farms course is a series of six online modules that lead you through the basics of managing a successful farm business. The combined online/on-site course option includes the six online modules PLUS several face-to-face classes and one full-day field trip. Classroom times are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan.. 22, Feb.. 5; Feb.. 19 (all-day field trip), Feb.. 23 (Small Farms Conference, discounted registration), March 5. Heidi Noordijk, heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu, 9718010392.$200. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/growing-farms-successful-whole-farm-management.

Tuesday, March12

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Wednesday, March13

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Thursday, March14

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Friday, March22

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first rate education, entertainment and shopping. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Saturday, March23

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first rate education, entertainment and shopping. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Sunday, March24

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first rate education, entertainment and shopping. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Wednesday, March27

Northwest Grazing Conference: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton. Keynote speakers will be animal behavior expert Temple Grandin and Gabe Brown, a leader in soil health and management.$299 (by Feb.. 15). http://rootsofresilience.org.

Thursday, March28

Northwest Grazing Conference: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton. Keynote speakers will be animal behavior expert Temple Grandin and Gabe Brown, a leader in soil health and management.$299 (by Feb.. 15). http://rootsofresilience.org.

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Wednesday, Jan. 23

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting-edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. http://www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Thursday, Jan. 24

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting-edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. http://www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Friday, Jan. 25

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting-edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. http://www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Saturday, Jan. 26

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting-edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. http://www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This is the annual convention of the cattle industry and NCBA Trade Show. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This is the annual convention of the cattle industry and NCBA Trade Show. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Friday, Feb. 1

Cattlecon19: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. This is the annual convention of the cattle industry and NCBA Trade Show. https://bit.ly/2ycMLDW.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Pesticide Collection Event: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley Agronomics, 986 N Holladay St. , Cornelius. Do you need to dispose of old or unwanted pesticides?Take advantage of this free opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of old pesticides (including DDT, chlordane, chlorpyrifos, azinphos-methyl, etc.), unwanted current pesticides, and empty, triple-rinsed or pressure-washed plastic pesticide containers.You must pre-register with the disposal service so they are prepared to receive your chemicals. Complete and send an application by mail, fax or e-mail to Clean Harbors Environmental by Jan.. 18. Forms are available on the Tualatin SWCD website. Submission details are included in the form. For questions about registration, contact Mike Mason of Clean Harbor Environmental Services at (503) 742-7105 or mason.michaelr@cleanharbors.com. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 5032773709. https://www.swcd.net/event/free-agricultural-commercial-pesticide-collection-event/.

Sunday, Feb. 3

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. The conference will be held in conjunction with the North American Strawberry Symposium. Workshop topics include automation and precision agriculture, physiology and production management, sustainable organic cropping systems, strawberry breeding tools and tips, alternatives to fumigation, weed management, insect and mite management and disease management. www.nasga.org.

Monday, Feb. 4

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. http://www.nasga.org.

Oregon Blueberry Conference: 7:55 a.m.-6 p.m., Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St., Salem. A season recap and market projections, export markets, trade show and industry reception are among the many topics and events scheduled for this year’s conference. http://oregonblueberry.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. http://www.nasga.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference: Wyndam Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. http://www.nasga.org.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Friday, Feb. 15

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. http://www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Organicology 2019: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland. Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. http://www.organicology.org/welcome/.

Farm Transition Workshop: 4-8 p.m., Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St. , North Plains, Ore. Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your lad create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead? Join the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Rogue Farm Corps, and instructors from Oregon and Iowa to learn how to plan for the future of your farm. Fee event with dinner included. Agenda includes a performance of “Map of My Kingdom,” a play about the issue of land transition. It will be followed by a discussion and a presentation and Q&A with attorney Maria Schmidlkofer of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 503-277-3709. https://www.swcd.net/event/farm-transition-workshop/.

Thursday, Feb. 21

2019 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference: Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N Virginia St., Reno. The Colorado River reservoirs, the Trump administration “Water Subcabinet” and water resource benefits from landscape-wide forest management are among the many water-related topics that will be discussed. Sponsored by the Family Farm Alliance. http://familyfarmallianceconference.com/.

Soil Acidity Amelioration workshop: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Drive, Pullman. Washington State University workshop discusses soil pH decline and impacts. Haiying Tao, haiying.tao@wsu.edu, 509-335-4389. $75.

Friday, Feb. 22

2019 Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference: Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N Virginia St., Reno. Sponsored by the Family Farm Alliance. http://familyfarmallianceconference.com/.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Sustainable Horse Keeping Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, 175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite 400,

Hillsboro, {abbr class=”tribe-region tribe-events-abbr” title=”Oregon”}Ore{/abbr}. Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and Horses for Clean Water for a free workshop about pasture management, horse health, and water conservation. Learn how to protect your horse and land against the emerging challenges of climate change. This workshop will focus on two areas: pasture management and water conservation. We will cover basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures and fencing pastures so they are more productive, and your horse is healthy. We will cover horse health issues associated with pasture management such as ways to keep horses from becoming overweight or developing metabolic issues while still providing “enrichment” opportunities. In addition, learn great ideas for reducing and managing water use in the barn, paddock and field. Learn concepts and design techniques behind track paddocks, confinement areas meant to keep horses healthy and mentally stimulated. Charlotte Trowbridge, charlotte.trowbridge@tualatinswcd.org, 503-277-3709. https://www.swcd.net/event/sustainable-horse-keeping-workshop/.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Thursday, Feb. 28

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Friday, March 1

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Saturday, March 2

The Commodity Classic: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla. This is the combined trade show and meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. http://commodityclassic.com/.

Tuesday, March 12

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. The Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Wednesday, March 13

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Thursday, March 14

Healthy Soil, Healthy Region Workshop: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1608 Westgate, Pendleton. Karen Hills, khills@wsu.edu.$90 before Jan..30. http://csanr.wsu.edu/healthysoils/.

Friday, March 22

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first rate education, entertainment and shopping. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Saturday, March 23

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Sunday, March 24

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo: Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/.

Wednesday, March 27

Northwest Grazing Conference: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton. Keynote speakers will be animal behavior expert Temple Grandin and Gabe Brown, a leader in soil health and management. $299 (by Feb.. 15). http://rootsofresilience.org.

Thursday, March 28

Northwest Grazing Conference: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton. Keynote speakers will be animal behavior expert Temple Grandin and Gabe Brown, a leader in soil health and management.$299 (by Feb.. 15). http://rootsofresilience.org.

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