January 7-9, 2009 Illinois Specialty Crops and Agritourism Conference. Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield. Contact Diane Handley at 309-557-2107 or to learn more.

January 10 Buy Local, Eat Healthy Seminar. Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield. Contact Diane Handley at 309-557-2107 or to learn more.


October 31-November 2 MOFGA Farmer-to-Farmer Conference. Atlantic Oakes, Bar Harbor. For details, visit


October 11-12 5th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration. Wareham. For details, call 508-322-4000 or visit

November 5-7 New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo. Worcester. Visit or call Cindy Delaney, show coordinator, at 802-865-5202 for more information.


December 9-12 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo. Grand Rapids. For details, visit


January 6-8, 2009 Minnesota Apple Growers Annual Meeting. La Crosse Center, La Crosse, Wis. Call 507-895-2388 for details.


October 20-22 Organic Food: Processing and Inspection Workshop. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Questions? Call 402-472-2816 or visit

New York

October 28-29 2008 Cornell Strategic Marketing Conference—Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Tuning Your Marketing Practices for Today’s Food Safety Programs. Wappingers Falls. For more information, contact Les Hulcoop at 845-677-8223 or visit

February 10-12, 2009 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Syracuse. Visit to learn more.


January 12-14, 2009 Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress. Sandusky. Call 614-487-1117 or visit to learn more.


October 29 Local Food Buyers, Sellers, Distributors Matchmaking Event. Randolph. For more information, contact Helen Labun Jordan at or 802-828-3828.


October 31 High Tunnel Production for Beginning and Medium-Sized Commercial Growers. University of Wisconsin, River Falls. For information, call Juliet Tomkins at 715-425-3176. To register, e-mail Gayle Dodge at


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

October 31-November 9 National Peanut Festival. Dothan, Ala. For more information, 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 11-14 International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reduction. Orlando, Fla. Call 559-449-9035 or visit to learn more.

November 12 Growing U.S. Organic Agriculture: Accessing the 2008 Farm Bill. For more information, contact Marissa Potter at

November 12-13 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 10-11 Almond Industry Conference. Modesto, Calif. For more information, visit

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