Alabama

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

December 8 Fourth Annual Precision Agriculture and Field Crops Conference. Wind Creek Hotel, Atmore. For more information, visit www.alabamaprecisionagonline.com or contact Shannon Norwood at 256-353-8702, ext. 28, or hubersr@aces.edu.

Florida

October 24-27 South Georgia and North Florida Farm Tour: New Leaf Market 2nd Annual Farm Tour. New Leaf Market, Tallahassee. Call 850-942-2557 or visit www.newleafmarket.coop.

Georgia

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

November 14 Shiitake and Oyster Mushroom Workshop. Georgia Organics, Decatur. Call 678-702-0400 or e-mail info@georgiaorganics.org.

November 20 The Farmers Market Workshop presented by Georgia Organics and UGA Cooperative Extension, Fulton County. North Fulton Annex Building, Upstairs Auditorium, Atlanta. Contact Louise Estabrook at 404-613-7670 or e-mail laesta@uga.edu.

January 7 – 10, 2010 2010 Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference. Savannah. E-mail info@gfvga.org or visit www.gfvga.org.

Kansas

November 10-12 Wichita Farm and Ranch Show. Valley Center. For more information, contact Steve Guenthner/Fred Cline at 800-949-3976 or 507-437-4697; fax 507-437-8917; e-mail steve@tradexpos.com; or visit www.tradexpos.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.

Missouri

October 17 7th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast. MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, New Franklin. For more information, contact Julie Rhoads, University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, at rhoadsj@missouri.edu or visit the Web site at www.centerforagroforestry.org.

November 4-6 National Small Farm Trade Show & Conference. Columbia. Contact Ron Macher at 800-633-2535 or 573-687-3525; e-mail smallfarm@socket.net; or visit www.smallfarmtoday.com.

Nebraska

December 9-10 Nebraska Power Farming Show, Lincoln. Contact Will Rogers/Tom Junge at 800-622-0016 or 515-223-5119; e-mail nebraskapowershow@ineda.com; or visit www.nebraskapowershow.com.

North Carolina

November 8-10 Southeast Strawberry Expo. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park. For more information, contact the N.C. Strawberry Association at info@ncstrawberry.com or 919-542-4037, or visit www.ncstrawberry.com.

December 4-6 24th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference—Safe, Local, Organic: Building a Healthy Food Economy. The Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain. Contact Kari Brayman 919-542-2402; e-mail kari@carolinafarmstewards.org; or visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org.

Oklahoma

December 10-12 Tulsa Farm Show. Tulsa. Contact Ron Bormaster at 507-437-7969; e-mail farmshowsusa@farmshowsusa.com; or visit www.farmshowsusa.com.

Tennessee

January 20-23, 2010 2010 Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms. Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga. For more information, e-mail registration@ssawg.org or visit www.ssawg.org.

March 5-6, 2010 6th Annual Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference. Cool Springs Marriott, Franklin. For more information, write to P.O. Box 121723, Nashville, TN 37212-1723; e-mail info@tnorganics.org; or visit http://tnorganics.org/events/conference.

Texas

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

December 1-3 Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show. Amarillo. Contact Katie Kaehler at 800-827-8007 or 952-808-3383; fax 952-894-8252; e-mail kkaehler@farmshows.com; or visit www.farmshows.com.

National/International

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.

October 30 – November 8 National Peanut Festival. Dothan, Ala. For more information, call 334-793-4323; e-mail nationalpeanut@aol.com; or visit www.nationalpeanutfestival.com.

November 1-5 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. For meeting information, visit www.acsmeetings.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 11-14 Agri-Trade International Farm Equipment Exposition. Red Deer, Alb., Canada. Contact Patrick Kennedy at 403-347-4491; e-mail agri trade@reddeerchamber.com; or visit www.agri-trade.com.

November 15-18 ABA National Agricul-tural Bankers Conference. San Antonio, Texas. For more information, contact Carroll Merry at 262-253-6902; e-mail cmerry@countryside-marketing.com; or visit www.aba.com.

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

December 1-3 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Contact Kristi Burmeister & Associates at 636-922-5551; e-mail kburmeister@charter.net; or visit www.aradc.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.

February 23-26, 2010 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference Beach Resort Monterey, Monterey, Calif. For more information, contact NARBA, info@raspberryblackberry.com or 919-542-4037, or visit www.raspberryblackberry.com.