Alabama

December 1-3 2009 Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference. Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile. For details, visit www.deepsouthfruitveg.com.

Mississippi

October 16-17 Fall Flower & Garden Fest. Truck Crops Experiment Station, Crystal Springs. Visit http://msucares.com/fallfest for more information or contact Dr. Rick Snyder at 601-892-3731.

Texas

January 25, 2010 Annual Texas Pecan Short Course. College Station. Call 979-845-7692 to register or for more information.

Virginia

September 14-15 Developing Successful Organic Horticulture Farms: Practical Training for Agricultural Professionals. Dayspring Farm, Cologne. For more information, contact Jean Mills at jeanmills@aol.com.

Regional/National/International

September 21-25 Produce Inspection Training Program – United Fresh Research & Education Foundation. Training and Development Center, Fredericksburg, Va. For more information, contact Julie Jacocks, UFPA, at 202-303-3405; e-mail jjacocks@unitedfresh.org; or visit www.unitedfresh.org.

October 2-5 Produce Marketing Associations Fresh Summit. Anaheim, Calif. Call 302-738-7100 or visit www.pma.com/freshsummit for details.

October 20-22 Sunbelt Ag Expo. Moultrie, Ga. Visit www.sunbeltexpo.com.

October 28-30 Training for a Recall, Communicating Under Fire – United Fresh Research & Education Foundation. Hilton Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Fla. For more information, contact Julie Jacocks, UFPA, at 202-303-3405; e-mail jjacocks@unitedfresh.org; or visit www.unitedfresh.org.

November 8-10 The American Society of Agricultural Consultants 2009 Conference & Annual Meeting. Nashville, Tenn. Conference information is available at www.agconsultants.com.

November 24 Deadline for Sustainable Community Grants. For more information, visit http://nesare.org.

December 1-6 2009 Irrigation Show. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.irrigation.org or call 703-536-7080.

December 2-5 National Onion Association Annual Convention. San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.onions-usa.org for details.

December 8 Deadline for Farmer Grants. For more information, visit http://nesare.org.