Farming Magazine - February, 2009

DEPARTMENTS

Calendar

Maine

February 21 Community Supported Agriculture Conference. MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. For details, visit www.mofga.org.

Massachusetts

February 5-7 NOFA-Mass Advanced Growers’ Winter Seminar on Nutrient Density. Barre. For more information, contact Ben Grosscup at 413-658-5374 or visit www.nofamass.org.

February 25-26 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show. Sturbridge. For more information, contact David Webber at 617-626-1754 or Bonita Oehlke at 617-626-1753.

New Hampshire

February 6-7 2009 N.H. Farm and Forest Expo. Center of N.H., Manchester. For more information, call 603-271-3788 or visit www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org.

February 7 N.H. Dairy Goat Seminar: Understanding Your Butcher’s Cut Sheet. Manchester. Contact John Porter, UNH Extension, at 603-225-5505 or john.porter@unh.edu.

New York

February 5 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Varysburg. Contact Joan Petzen at 585-786-2251 to learn more.

February 6 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Randolph. Contact Lisa Kempisty at 716-664-9502 to learn more.

February 10 New York Certified Organic Meeting on Financial Risk Management. Geneva Experiment Station, Geneva. Video connection to other sites available. Contact Fay Benson at 607-254-6342 for details.

February 10-12 2009 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo and Becker Forum. Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse. For details, call 315-687-5734 or visit www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/expo.

February 12 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Morrisville. Contact Karen Baase at 315-684-3001 to learn more.

February 13 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Verona. Contact Heather Sweeney at 315-736-3394 to learn more.

February 16 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Benton Center. Contact Collin McCarthy at 585-394-3977 to learn more.

February 17 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Owego. Contact Sharon VanDeuson at 607-753-5078 to learn more.

February 18 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Cortland. Contact Sharon VanDeuson at 607-753-5078 to learn more.

February 17-19, 20 & 23 8th Annual NOFA Organic Land Care Program. Schodack. Contact Kathy Litchfield at 413-773-3830 or visit www.organiclandcare.net to register.

February 19 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Cohocton. Contact Kerri Bartlett at 607-664-2300 to learn more.

February 25-April 29 2009 Chanango County Tractor Safety Class. Call Janet Pfromm at 607-334-5841 ext. 12 or e-mail jlp27@cornell.edu to request a registration packet.

February 26 2009 PRO-DAIRY Winter Dairy Management Workshop – Dairy Modernization. Dryden. Contact Sharon VanDeuson at 607-753-5078 to learn more.

February 26-28 2009 New York Farm Show. New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Visit www.newyorkfarmshow.com to learn more.

Pennsylvania

February 5-7 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s Farming for the Future Conference. State College. Visit www.pasafarming.org.

February 11-12 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster. Information and registration available at www.padairysummit.org.

Vermont

February 9 UVM Extension Conference: Learn to Add Tourism to Your Farm Business Plan. Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee. For more information, call 800-278-5480 or e-mail gail.makuch@uvm.edu.

February 9 Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association Annual Meeting. Montpelier. For details, contact Vern Grubinger at 802-257-7967, ext. 13, or vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu.

February 14-15 NOFA-VT Annual Conference. Vermont Technical College, Randolph. Call 802-434-4122 to learn more.

February 16 Intensive Winter Growing Workshop with Eliot Coleman. Vermont Technical College, Randolph. For details, contact the NOFA-VT office at 802-434-4122.

February 26 Vermont Large Farm Dairy Conference. Sheraton Hotel, Burlington. For more information, contact Celine Bernier, Newport UVM Extension, at 802-334-7325, Ext 11.

Regional/National/International

February 3-5 Canadian International Farm Show. Toronto, Ont. For details, visit www.canadianfarmshow.ca.

February 5-7 7th Annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference. Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Mich. For complete registration and schedule information, visit www.glrdc.msu.edu or call 517-353-3175.

February 10-12 World Ag Expo. Tulare, Calif. For details, call 800-999-9186 or visit www.worldagexpo.com.

February 11-14 44th National Farm Machinery Show. Louisville, Ky. For details, call 502-367-5200 or visit www.farmmachineryshow.org.

February 26-28 14th Annual Commodity Classic. Grapevine, Texas. Visit www.commodityclassic.com for details.

February 26-28 20th Annual Organic Farming Conference. La Crosse, Wis. Visit www.mosesorganic.org or contact the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service at 715-772-3153 to learn more.

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