July 17-18 Napa Valley Grapegrowers Organic Winegrowing Conference. Rutherford. For details, call 707-944-8311 or visit

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

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


September 23-24 Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Sub-regional Conference. Kona. Contact Virginia Easton Smith at 808-322-4892 or e-mail for details.

September 24-25 Farmer-Chef Conference: Partnerships for Sustainable Local Food Production. Kona. For more information, contact Ken Love at 808-323-2417 or visit

September 25-27 18th Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers International Conference. Kona. Contact Ken Love at 808-323-2417 or visit to learn more.


July 9-11 National Potato Council Board of Directors Meeting. Idaho Falls. Contact Hollee Alexander at 202-682-9456 for more information.

South Dakota

July 22 Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Summer Symposium & Farm Tour. Madison. Questions? Call 701-883-4304.


July 10 Washington State University Mount Vernon NWREC Field Day and Tour. Mount Vernon. Contact Debra Inglis at 360-848-6143 to learn more.

July 16 Food Safety Concerns with Irrigation Water Workshop. Mt. Vernon. Contact Washington State University’s Jonathan Roozen at 360-848-6135 for more information.

August 7 Washington State University Carrot Field Day. Southern Columbia Basin. Contact Tim Waters at 509-545-3511 to learn more.

September 8 Farm Walk: Integrating Seed Into a Diversified Organic Farm. Nash’s Organic Produce, Sequim. Call 206-442-7620 for details.

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 Horticultural Association’s 104th Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Yakima. E-mail Lynette Smith at to learn more.


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

July 21-24 National Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Fla. Contact ASHS at 703-836-4606 or visit to learn more.

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

July 23-26 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.

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

July 26-30 Soil and Water Conservation Society 2008 Annual Conference. Tucson, Ariz. Call 515-289-2331 or visit to learn more.

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 99th 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 20-21 North American Strawberry Growers Association Summer Tour. Ten farms in Ohio. For further information, visit or call Kevin Schooley at 613-258-4587.

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 25-28 IV International Chestnut Symposium. Beijing, China. Visit to learn more.

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

October 5-8 GreenhouseXchange. Carefree, Ariz. To register or learn more about how to qualify, contact John Hendel at 952-224-8540 or visit

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 9-13 Pack Expo International. McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Visit to learn more.

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 2-4 2008 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo. Austin, Texas. Call 202-457-0825 or visit to learn more.

December 3-6 National Onion Association Annual Meeting. Marco Island, Fla. Call 970-353-5895 or visit to learn more.

December 5 Haygrove, Inc. Owners Conference. Lancaster, Pa. Visit to learn more.

December 9-13 American Peanut Council 2008 Winter Conference. Atlanta, Ga. Contact Cindy Stickles at 703-838-9500 for more information.

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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