December 3-4 Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile. Call 800-922-3298 or visit to learn more.

January 30-31, 2009 Gulf States Horticultural Expo. Mobile. For more information, call 334-502-7777 or visit


January 16-17, 2009 28th Annual Arkansas and Oklahoma Horticultural Industries Show. Fort Smith. For more information, visit or contact Donna Dollins at 405-744-6460.


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


November 15 Southeastern Citrus Expo. University of Georgia, Tifton. Visit to learn more.

January 8-11, 2009 2009 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Savannah. Call 877-994-3842 or visit the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Web site,, for program details.


January 5-6, 2009 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington. Call 859-455-5000 to learn more.


December 4 Water Issues in Horticulture Workshop. For more information, contact Dr. Mike Schnelle at 405-744-7361.

South Carolina

December 2-3 Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach. Contact Cathy Price at 919-334-0099 for more information.


January 21-24, 2009 Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms. Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga. Visit to learn more.


February 6, 2009 Texas Conference on Organic Production Systems. Killeen. Visit to learn more.

February 19-21 Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association Annual Conference and Trade Show. Austin. Visit for details.


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

November 11-14 International Conference on Methyl Bromide Altern-atives 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. Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 Assoc-iation Annual Convention. Marco Island, Fla. Call NOA at 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 19-21 North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Call 613-258-4587 or visit to learn more.

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

January 26-29 U.S. Composting Council’s 17th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Houston, Texas. Call 631-737-4931 or 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.

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

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

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