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

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

November 11 American Vineyard’s Lodi Grape Expo. Grape Festival Fairgrounds, Lodi. For details, visit

November 13 Pacific Nut Producer Expo. Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock. Go to for a guide to the Expo.

November 18 Central Valley Grape & Raisin Expo. Caruthers Fairgrounds, Caruthers. For details, visit

November 20 Central Coast Grape Expo. Mid State Fairgrounds, Paso Robles. Visit to learn more.

January 27-29, 2009 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Sacramento. For more information, visit


September 23-24 Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Subregional 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.


August 26-27 United Fresh Produce Association Training Program: Training for a Recall, Communicating Under Fire. Yakima. To register, contact Beth Berman at 202-303-3400, ext. 405, or register online at

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.


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 20-21 Citrus Expo 2008. Lee Civic Center, Ft. Myers, Fla. Visit 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 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 14-16 Sunbelt Ag Expo. Moultrie, Ga. Call 229-985-1968 or 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 6-8 Interpoma 08: 6th International Trade Show for Cultivation, Storage and Marketing of Apples. South Tyrol, Italy. Visit for details.

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

February 23-25, 2009 VegetableXchange. Carefree, Ariz. For more information, visit