Illinois

November 21-23 The 2008 Family Farmed Expo. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago. Learn more at www.familyfarmed.org.

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 handley@ilfb.org 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 handley@ilfb.org to learn more.

Indiana

January 19-21, 2009 Indiana Horticultural Congress. Adams Mark Hotel, Indianapolis. Visit www.inhortcongress.org for details.

Iowa

November 21 Illinois-Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference. ISU Scott County Extension Office, Bettendorf. Call 708-352-0109 or e-mail ogutu@illinois.edu to learn more.

November 24 8th Annual Iowa Organic Conference. Ames. For details or to register, e-mail ucs-info@iastate.edu.

January 31, 2009 Iowa Farmers’ Market Workshop. Sheraton Hotel West, Des Moines. Contact Barbara Lovitt at 515-281-8232 for details.

March 20-21 Iowa Wine Growers Association 9th Annual Conference and Wine Tourism Symposium. Des Moines. For more information, visit www.iowawinegrowers.org or e-mail Joan O’Brien at joano@agribiz.org.

Massachusetts

February 25-26, 2009 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show. Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge. For details, call David Webber at 617-626-1754 or e-mail david.webber@state.ma.us.

Michigan

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

Minnesota

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

January 16-17 9th Annual Minnesota Organic Conference & Trade Show. Civic Center, St. Cloud. For details, call 651-201-6140.

January 22-23 11th Annual Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference. Mayo Civic Center, Rochester. Call 715-834-9672 or visit www.rivercountryrcd.org for details.

New York

February 10, 2009 Becker Forum. Holiday Inn Liverpool, Syracuse. For more information, contact Lindy or Jeff Kubecka, New York State Vegetable Growers Assoc., at 315-687-5734.

February 11-12 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse. Contact Lindy or Jeff Kubecka, New York State Vegetable Growers Assoc., at 315-687-5734 or visit www.nysvga.org to learn more.

Ohio

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

Pennsylvania

February 3-5, 2009 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention. Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey. Call 717-694-3596 to learn more.

South Dakota

February 13-14, 2009 Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Winter Conference. Huron Event Center, Huron. Call 701-883-4304 or visit www.npsas.org for details.

Wisconsin

November 12 Food Marketing Essentials: Accessing Local Markets & Buyer/Seller Connections. Stevens Point. For more information, contact Jeanne Carpenter at 608-358-7837.

November 14 Food Marketing Essentials: Accessing Local Markets & Buyer/Seller Connections. Viroqua. For more information, contact Jeanne Carpenter at 608-358-7837.

January 4-6, 2009 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. For more information, growers can call 920-478-3852.

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

National/International

November 10-13 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association 2008 Advanced Learning Retreat. White House Fruit Farm, Canfield, Ohio. Visit www.nafdma.com to learn more.

November 11-14 International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reduction. Orlando, Fla. Call 559-449-9035 or visit www.mbao.org to learn more.

November 12 Growing U.S. Organic Agriculture: Accessing the 2008 Farm Bill. Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, contact Marissa Potter at mpotter@ota.com.

November 12-13 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 Convention. Marco Island, Fla. Call NOA at 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 10-11 Almond Industry Conference. Modesto, Calif. For more information, visit www.mosaicevents.com/almondboard.

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 www.potato-expo.com.

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

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

January 16-18 International Chestnut Industry Conference. Wangaratta, Australia. For details, visit www.chestnutsaustralia.com.au.

January 18-21 33rd International Carrot Conference. Anaheim, Calif. For more information or to register, visit www.ucanr.org/carrot2009.

January 19-21 North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Call 613-258-4587 or visit www.nasga.org to learn more.

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

January 26-29 U.S. Composting Council’s 17th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Houston, Texas. Call 631-737-4931 or visit www.compostingcouncil.org to learn more.

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

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

February 6-8 International Fruit Tree Association Study Tour: Poland. Visit www.ifruittree.org 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 www.amseed.org.

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

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

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

March 10-13 U.S. Potato Board 2009 Annual Meeting. Denver, Colo. For details, visit www.uspotatoes.com.

March 10-13 American Peanut Council 2009 Spring Conference. Washington, D.C. Contact Cindy Stickles at cstickles@peanutusa.com or 703-838-9500 to learn more.

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