Illinois

January 5-7, 2011 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference. Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield. For more information, contact Diane Handley at 309-557-2107 or e-mail handley@ilfb.org, or visit www.specialtygrowers.org.

Iowa

February 1-3, 2011 Iowa Power Farming Show. Des Moines. For more information, visit www.iowapowershow.com.

March 1-3, 2011 Hawkeye Farm Show. Cedar Falls. For more information, visit www.farmshowsusa.com.

Michigan

January 12 & 26, 2011 Michigan Farmers Market Association Farmers Market Manager Certificate Program. Michigan Municipal League Conference Room, Lansing. For more information, visit www.mifma.org.

February 9 & 23, 2011 Michigan Farmers Market Association Farmers Market Manager Certificate Program. Michigan Municipal League Conference Room, Lansing. For more information, visit www.mifma.org.

March 8-9, 2011 Michigan Farmers Market Association Farmers Market Manager Certificate Program. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Lansing. For more information, visit www.mifma.org.

Minnesota

February 17-19, 2011 Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Grape and Wine Competition. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington. For more information, contact Lisa Smiley at 651-492-5393 or e-mail lisa@coldclimategrapes.com or visit www.mngrapes.org.

Nebraska

January 5, 2011 Crop Protection Clinic – Adams County. Adams County Fairgrounds, Hastings. For more information, contact Ron Seymour at 402-461-7209 or rseymour1@unl.edu.

January 11, 2011 Crop Protection Clinic – Gage County. Beatrice Country Club, Beatrice. For more information, contact Paul Hay at 402-223-1384 or phay1@unl.edu.

January 12, 2011 Crop Protection Clinic – York County. York Auditorium, York. For more information, contact Gary Zoubek at 402-362-5508 or gzoubek1@unl.edu.

January 20, 2011 Crop Protection Clinic – Dodge County. Midland University, Fremont. For more information, contact Dave Varner at 402-727-2775 or dvarner1@unl.edu.

February 1, 2011 Initial Pesticide Training. Hall County Extension Office, Grand Island. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 1, 2011 Initial Pesticide Training. Lancaster County Extension Office, Lincoln. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 2-3, 2011 Buffalo Bill Farm & Ranch Expo. North Platte. For more information, visit www.nparea.com.

February 3, 2011 Recertification Pesticide Training. Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office, Omaha. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 3, 2011 Recertification Pesticide Training. Hall County Extension Office, Grand Island. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 3, 2011 Recertification Pesticide Training. Lancaster County Extension Office, Lincoln. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 9, 2011 Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association Conference. Midtown Holiday Inn, Grand Island. For more information, contact Dave Varner at 402-727-2775 or dvarner1@unl.edu.

February 17, 2011 26th Women in Agriculture Conference. Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Kearney. For more information, visit http://wia.unl.edu/index.html or contact Megan Voss at 402-472-0079 or mvoss2@unl.edu.

February 22, 2011 Recertification Pesticide Training. Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office, Omaha. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

February 22, 2011 Recertification Pesticide Training. Hall County Extension Office, Grand Island. For more information, contact Clyde Ogg at 402-472-1632 or cogg@unl.edu.

March 9-10, 2011 Triumph of Agriculture Expo—Farm and Ranch Machinery Show. Omaha. For more information, visit www.omahafarmandranch.com.

New Hampshire

February 4-5, 2011 New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo. Radisson/Center of New Hampshire, Manchester. For more information, visit www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org.

April 23, 2011 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros. Alstead. For more information, e-mail lindena@sover.net or call 603-756-9056.

May 14, 2011 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros. Alstead. For more information, e-mail lindena@sover.net or call 603-756-9056.

July 16, 2011 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros. Alstead. For more information, e-mail lindena@sover.net or call 603-756-9056.

September 10, 2011 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros. Alstead. For more information, e-mail lindena@sover.net or call 603-756-9056.

New Jersey

January 11-13, 2011 New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting and Trade Show. Taj Mahal Casino-Hotel, Atlantic City. For more information, visit http://njveggies.org/convention.htm.

New York

January 21-23, 2011 NOFA-NY Winter Conference 2011: Diggin’ Diversity. Saratoga Hilton and City Center, Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.nofany.org/tradeshow.

February 24-26, 2011 New York Farm Show. Syracuse. For more information, visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com.

April 23-24, 2011 19th Annual Washington County Farm and Fiber Tour. Washington County. For more information, visit www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org.

Wisconsin

March 1-2, 2011 Eau Claire Farm Show. Eau Claire. For more information, visit www.northcountryenterprises.com.

March 29-31, 2011 Wisconsin Public Service Farm Show. Oshkosh. For more information, visit www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/farm/show.asp.

National/International

December 16 USDA Webinar – Grant Opportunity: Enhancing the Competitive-ness of Specialty Crops. Online. For more information, contact Christopher Purdy, business development specialist, USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable Programs, at 202-720-3209 or e-mail christopher.purdy@ams.usda.gov. Register at www.ams.usda.gov/SCBGP.

January 3-6, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Northern Weed Science Society. Baltimore, Md. For more information, visit www.newss.org.

January 18-20, 2011 2011 IPSA Annual Conference. Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. For more information, visit www.independentseeds.com.

February 4-10, 2011 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association 26th Annual Convention. Baltimore, Md. For more information, visit www.nafdma.com/NAFDMA2011/.

February 7-10, 2011 51st Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America. Portland, Ore. For more information, visit www.wssa.net.

February 8-10, 2011 World Ag Expo. Tulare, Calif. For more information, visit www.worldagexpo.com.

February 8-11, 2011 30th North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 7th North American Strawberry Symposium. Tampa, Fla. For more information, contact Kevin Schooley at 613-258-4587 or visit www.nasga.org.

February 8-11, 2011 Canadian International Farm Show. Toronto, Ont. For more information, visit www.canadianfarmshow.ca.

February 13-15, 2011 Pesticide & Ag Plastics Stewardship 11th Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit http://tpsalliance.org.

February 16-19, 2011 National Farm Machinery Show. Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org.

February 17-19, 2011 National Pecan Shellers Midwinter Meeting. The Memphis Peabody, Memphis, Tenn. For more information, contact NPSA at 404-252-3663 or e-mail www.npsa@kellencompany.com.

March 17-19, 2011 North American Farm & Power Show. Owatonna, Minn. For more information, visit www.tradexpos.com.

April 7-9, 2011 International Watermelon Conference. The Eden Roc Renaissance Resort and Spa, Miami Beach, Fla. For more information, visit www.internationalwatermelon.com.

April 13-15, 2011 Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show. Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit www.nama.org/amc.

August 14-18, 2011 95th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America. Wilmington, N.C. For more information, visit www.paa2011.org.

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