April 16 California Institute of Rural Studies Workshop: Keeping Workers Happy and Production Profitable: Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management. Eureka. For more information, contact Erin Hardie at 530-756-6555 ext. 20 or visit

April 17 Going Organic – Organic System Plan Training. Placerville. Contact Fred Thomas at 530-891-6958 or e-mail

April 24 Going Organic – Organic System Plan Training. Lakeport. Contact Fred Thomas at 530-891-6958 or e-mail

May 13 Going Organic – Organic System Plan Training. Napa. Contact Fred Thomas at 530-891-6958 or e-mail

June 9 Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s 3rd Annual Northern California Golf Tournament. Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz. For more information, call 714-739-0177 or e-mail

June 26-27 California Strawberry Com-mission Board & Committee Meetings. Monterey. Visit to learn more.

November 5 Napa Valley Viticultural Fair. Napa. For more information, visit

November 9-12 Western Growers Annual Meeting. La Quinta. Visit for details.


April 12-13 Vine to Wine Workshop: Successfully Establishing a Vineyard and Winery. Prosser. For information, call Mercy Olmstead at 509-786-9203. November 19-20 2008 Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Conference & Trade Show. Kennewick. For more information, call 509-585-5460 or visit

December 1-3 Washington State Horti-cultural Association’s 104th Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Yakima. E-mail Lynette Smith at to learn more.


April 24-30 Interpak 2008 International Trade Fair for Packaging and Confectionary Machinery. Dusseldorf, Germany. Call 312-781-5180 or visit for details.

April 26-29 Global Food & Style Expo. McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Visit for details.

May 4-7 United Fresh Produce Association Convention & Expo. Las Vegas, Nev. Visit or call Hector Ranero at 202-303-3400 for details.

June 16-20 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress: Cultivate the Future. Modena, Italy. Visit to learn more.

July 16-19 National Onion Association Summer Convention. Pasco, Wash. Call 970-353-5895 or visit to learn more.

July 25-26 Chestnut Growers of America Annual Meeting. Chico, Calif. Contact Ray Young at 360-887-3669 or visit to learn more.

August 4-8 9th International Sym-posium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Geneva, N.Y. Call 315-787-2288 or visit to learn more.

August 10-13 Northern Nut Growers Association 2008 Annual Meeting. College Station, Texas. Visit for details.

August 10-14 Potato Association of America 92nd Annual Meeting and Confer-ence. Buffalo, N.Y. For more information, visit

August 21-22 U.S. Apple Outlook and Marketing Conference. Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit

September 7-10 19th International Pepper Conference. Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Atlantic City, N.J. Questions? Contact Dr. Wesley Kline by phone at 856-451-2800 or e-mail

September 9-12 United Fresh Produce 2008 Washington Public Policy Conference. Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Angela Bezon at 202-303-3416 or visit

September 29-October 3 6th Inter-national Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Bonn, Germany. Visit to learn more.

October 24-27 Produce Marketing Association’s 2008 Fresh Summit Inter-national Convention & Expo. Orlando, Fla. For details, visit

November 2-4 International Irrigation Show. Anaheim, Calif. For details, visit

November 30-December 2 2008 Inter-national Spinach Conference. San Antonio, Texas. Contact Larry Stein at 830-278-9151 or for details.