November 3-6 2008 Pistachio Production Short Course. Visalia Convention Center, Visalia. For details, contact Louise Ferguson, extension specialist, at 530-752-0507 or

November 5 6th Annual Chico Organic Farming and Food Conference. Chico. For more information, contact Fred Thomas at 530-891-6958 or

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.

December 5-6 Sustainable Agriculture Pest Management Conference. San Luis Obispo. For more information or to register, visit

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


February 19-26, 2009 2009 Potato Industry Leadership Institute. Oregon’s Columbia Basin and Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Hollee Alexander, National Potato Council, at 202-682-9456.


November 18 Vegetable Diagnosis Workshop. Kennewick. To register, visit

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.

January 26-28, 2009 Washington State Potato Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick. For more information, call 509-766-7123 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

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

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 Potato Expo 2009. San Antonio, Texas. For more information, contact Hollee Alexander at 202-682-9456 or visit

January 9-10 National Potato Council Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. Contact Hollee Alexander at 202-682-9456 or visit to learn more.

January 9-10 United States Potato Board Winter Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. E-mail Robin Vest at or visit for details.

January 16-18 International Chestnut Industry Conference. Wangaratta, Australia. For details, visit

January 18-21 33rd International Carrot Conference. Anaheim, Calif. For more information or to register, visit

January 22-31 International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour: Austria, Germany, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Visit to learn more.

January 31-February 4 International Fruit Tree Association Annual Conference. Potsdam, Germany. Visit to learn more.

February 1-7 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association Annual Convention. Savannah, Ga. Visit to learn more.

February 6-8 International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour: Poland. Visit to learn more.

February 7-10 Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference. Tampa, Fla. Contact the American Seed Trade Association at 703-837-8140 or visit

February 9-10 3rd Annual North American Potato Grower Summit. Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, contact Barb Shelley at

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

February 26-28 20th Annual Organic Farming Conference. La Crosse, Wis. For more information, visit or call 715-772-3153.

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