Illinois

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 Horticul-tural Congress. Adams Mark Hotel, Indianapolis. Visit www.inhortcongress.org for details.

Iowa

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

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. Lacrosse. For more information, call 715-772-3153 or visit www.mosesorganic.org.