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.alabamaprecisionagon line.com or contact Shannon Norwood at 256-353-8702, ext. 28, or hubersr@aces.edu.

Georgia

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.

Kansas

November 10-12 Wichita Farm and Ranch Show. Valley Centre. 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.

Missouri

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.

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

November 15-18 ABA National Agricultural 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.

December 13–16 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, visit www.entsoc.org/am/cm/.

January 4-6, 2010 Potato Expo 2010. Orlando, Fla. Visit www.potato-expo.com for complete details.

January 12-15, 2010 Ag Connect Expo. Orlando, Fla. Contact Alan Stenum at 800-867-6060 or 414-298-4144; fax 414-272-2672; e-mail info@agconnect.com; or visit www.agconnect.com.

January 20-23, 2010 Ag Pro Expo (National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants). Orlando, Fla. Contact Allison Jones at 901-861-0511; fax 901-861-0512; e-mail jonesnaicc@aol.com; or visit www.naicc.org.

February 5-11, 2010 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association Convention. Lancaster, Pa. Contact the NAFDMA, 62 White Loaf Road, Southampton, MA 01073; call 888-884-9270; or visit www.nafdma.com.

February 9-11, 2010 World Ag Expo. Tulare, Calif. Contact Steven Knudsen at 800-999-9186 or 559-688-1030; fax 559-688-5527; e-mail info@farmshow.org; or visit www.worldagexpo.com.

February 10-13, 2010 National Farm Machinery Show. Louisville, Ky. For more information, call 502-367-5200; fax 502-367-5299; e-mail exposales@ksfb.ky.gov; or visit www.farmmachineryshow.org.

February 19-21, 2010 Western Farm Show. Kansas City, Mo. Contact Tonja Britt at 800-762-5616 or 816-561-5323; fax 816-561-1249; e-mail tbritt@swassn.com; or visit www.westernfarmshow.com.

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

February 26-27, 2010 Southeast Pecan Growers Association Annual Convention, Sandestin Resort, Destin, Fla. Contact Will Easterlin, willeasterlin@windstream.net.