July 29 New England Produce Council’s Annual Golf Tournament. Sterling Country Club, Sterling. Call 781-273-0444 or e-mail for details.

August 8-10 Northeast Organic Farming Association’s 34th Annual Summer Conference. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For details or to register, visit or call 978-355-2853.


June 12 Cover Cropping in Vegetable Systems Workshop. Kellogg Biological Station, Gull Lake. Call 517-353-3542 or visit for details.

June 18 Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate. Grand Rapids. Call 231-271-5752 to learn more.

December 9-11 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo. Grand Rapids. For more information, visit


June 25 Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association 2008 Summer Tour and Field Day. OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium, Wooster Campus, Ohio State University. Call 614-487-1117 or visit to learn more.


September 5-6 13th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival. Bowers. Visit for details.

Rhode Island

August 6 Rhode Island Local Food Fest. Castle Hill. To purchase tickets, visit


July 9 Highfields Institute’s On-Farm Composting 101 Workshop. Hardwick. To register, call 802-472-5138 or visit

July 12 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros: Honey, Wax, Mites and Foulbrood. North Westminster. Register by calling 603-756-9056 or e-mail

September 13 Beekeeping Workshop with Charles Andros: Winter Preparations. North Westminster. Register by calling 603-756-9056 or e-mail


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

June 17-20 American Society for Enology and Viticulture 59th Annual Meeting. Portland, Ore. For more information, visit

June 22-25 International Fruit Tree Association Short Orchard Tour. South and North Carolina. For more information, call 509-884-5651.

June 22-25 12th Annual Peanut Congress. Amelia Island, Fla. For more information, call APSA at 229-888-2508.

July 8 Sunbelt Expo Field Day. Moultrie, Ga. For more information, call 229-985-1968.

July 14-16 9th International Vaccinium Symposium. Corvallis, Ore. Visit to learn more.

July 15-18 American Peanut Research and Education Society Meeting. Oklahoma City, Okla. Contact James Starr at 979-845-8278 for more information.

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

July 20-23 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Denver, Colo. Call 217-762-7955 or visit for details.

July 23-25 International Tomato Congress. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Call 888-942-2206 for details.

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

July 25-27 Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Con-ference & Expo. Monterey, Calif. For more information, call 302-738-7100 or visit

July 26-August 7 International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour. France. For information, call 509-884-5651.

August 4-8 9th International Symposium 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 Conference. Buffalo, N.Y. For more information, visit

August 12-13 American Peanut Shellers’ Association Pre-Harvest Meeting. Albany, Ga. Call 229-888-2508 to learn more.

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 visit

September 8-12 5th ISHS International Symposium on Brassicas, 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop. Lillehammer, Norway. For further information or to register, visit

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 International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Bonn, Germany. Visit to learn more.

October 20-24 International Workshop on Greenhouse Environmental Control and Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions. University of Arizona, Tucson. Call 520-626-9566 or visit for more information.

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

November 2-4 Irrigation Show 2008. Anaheim, Calif. For details, visit

November 18-19 American Peanut Shellers’ Association 2008 Post-Harvest Meetings. Albany, Ga. For details, contact APSA at 229-888-2508 or

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

December 11-13 National Allium Research Conference. Savannah, Ga. Contact George Boyhan, University of Georgia, at 912-681-5639 to learn more.

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