September 2-7 Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange Joint Conference. Naples. For more information, visit www.floridatomatoes.org/conference.

September 11 Citrus Packinghouse Day. Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred. Contact Mark Ritenour at 772-468-3922 to learn more.

September 16 Indian River Postharvest Workshop. Indian River Research and Education Center, Ft. Pierce. Contact Mark Ritenour at 772-468-3922 to learn more.

September 21-23 Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association Annual Convention. Naples. Call 321-214-5200 to learn more.

November 5 Florida Ag Expo. UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research & Education Center, Balm. For questions regarding registration, call Christina Sandoval at 440-602-9178 or visit www.floridagrower.net.

January 28-29, 2009 Indian River Citrus Seminar. Ft. Pierce. For more information, visit www.floridagrower.net.


January 8-11, 2009 2009 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Savannah. Visit the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Web site, www.gfvga.org, for program details.


October 18 6th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast. University of Missouri Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, New Franklin. Visit www.centerforagroforestry.org for additional information or contact Julie Rhoads at rhoadsj@Missouri.edu.

North Carolina

September 6 Organicfest 2008. Asheville. For details, visit www.organicfest.org.

November 6-8 Southeast Strawberry Expo. Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte. For details, visit www.ncstrawberry.com.

South Carolina

October 30-November 2 23rd Annual Sustainable Ag Conference. Anderson. Visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org to learn more.

November 2-5 Southern Crop Production Association Annual Meeting. Charleston. Call 229-995-2125 to learn more.


September 22-26 United Fresh Produce Associations’ Produce Inspection Training Program. Fredericksburg. For details, contact Beth Berman at 202-303-3405 or visit www.unitedfresh.org.


August 10-13 Northern Nut Growers Association 99th Annual Meeting. College Station, Texas. Visit www.icserv.com/nnga/meetinfo.htm for details.

August 10-14 Potato Association of America 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference. Buffalo, N.Y. For more information, visit www.hort.cornell.edu/PAA2008.

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 www.nasga.org or call Kevin Schooley at 613-258-4587.

August 20-21 Citrus Expo 2008. Lee Civic Center, Ft. Myers, Fla. Visit www.citrusexpo.net to learn more.

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

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 http://www.njveg.Rutgers.edu/njpepperconference/.

September 8-12 5th ISHS International Symposium on Brassicas, 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop. Lillehammer, Norway. For further information or to register, visit www.brassica2008.no.

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 www.unitedfresh.org.

September 25-28 IV International Chestnut Symposium. Beijing, China. Visit www.chestnut.org.cn to learn more.

September 29-October 3 6th International Conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. Bonn, Germany. Visit www.wsmbmp-conference.de 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 www.greenhouse-xchange.com.

October 14-16 Sunbelt Ag Expo. Moultrie, Ga. Call 229-985-1968 or visit www.sunbeltexpo.com 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 www.ghworkshoparidregions2008.org for more information.

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

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

November 6-8 Interpoma 08: 6th International Trade Show for Cultivation, Storage and Marketing of Apples. South Tyrol, Italy. Visit www.interpoma.it for details.

November 9-13 Pack Expo International. McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Visit http://www.pei2008.packexpo.com 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 info@peanut-shellers.org.

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

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

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

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

December 8-9 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference. Grand Rapids, Mich. Call 919-542-4037 or go to www.raspberryblackberry.com 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.

January 7-9, 2009 North American Potato Summit. San Antonio, Texas. For more information, contact Hollee Alexander at 202-682-9456 or hollee@nationalpotatocouncil.org.

February 23-25 VegetableXchange. Carefree, Ariz. For more information, visit www.vegetable-xchange.com.

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