California

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon

January 27-29, 2009 40th Annual NW Ag Show. Portland Expo Center, Portland. Visit www.oregonhorticulturalsociety.org for more information.

February 19-26 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.

Washington

November 18 Vegetable Diagnosis Workshop. Kennewick. To register, visit www.pnva.org/events.

November 19-20 2008 Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Conference & Trade Show. Kennewick. For more information, call 509-585-5460 or visit www.pnva.org/events.

December 1-3 Washington State Horticultural Association’s 104th Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Yakima. E-mail Lynette Smith at lynette@wahort.org 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 www.potatoconference.com.

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. 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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