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<@bold italic>Farm organizations and agencies are welcome to submit farm-related event notices for inclusion in our calendar. Email them to farming<\@>, fax to 717-733-6058 or mail to Lancaster Farming, P.O. Box 609, Ephrata, PA 17522.<@$p>

Saturday, January 11

Ag Business Skills and Entrepreneaurship Program, Adams Co. Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, Gettysburg, Pa., 1:30-6:30 p.m., 717-334-6271.

Ice Cream Short Course, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa., 877-778-2937 or csco<\@>

NOFA/Mass. Winter Conference, Worcester State University, Worcester, Mass., 508-572-0816 or wcregistration<\@>

Pennsylvania Farm Show, Pa. Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa., farmshow<\@> or 717-787-5373.

Western N.Y. Maple School, CCE of Wyoming County, Warsaw, N.Y., 585-786-2251.

Sunday, January 12

NOFA-VT Direct Marketing Conference, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vt.,

Monday, January 13

Ag Dinner Meeting: Ag Issues; Brush and Weed Control; and Farming as a Business, Various locations, W.Va.,, continues through Jan. 16.

Ag Dinner Meeting: Brush and Weed Control, Various locations, W.Va.,, continues Feb 10-13.

Webinar: Hosting On-farm Events, 7 p.m.,

Tuesday, January 14

ABC’s of Beekeeping Course, Neshaminy Manor Center, Doylestown, Pa., 7-9:30 p.m., or 215-345-3283.

Ag Dinner Meeting: Cattle Genetics, Various locations, W.Va.,, continues through Jan. 16.

Cooking for Crowds: Food Safety Strategies for Community Organizations, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kreamer, Pa., 6:30-9 p.m., Ljames<\@>

Farm Succession Workshop: Planning for You and Your Farm’s Future, Miner Institute, Chazy, N.Y., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 518-962-4810 ext. 409.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, Millers Natural Foods, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

Holistic Financial Planning: Building Profit into the Picture, Online Course,, continues through Feb. 18.

Know Your Numbers: Cash Flow Planning for Producers, Various Locations, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912 or vishler<\@>, also Jan. 16, 21, 23, and 30; and March 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 27.

Lehigh Valley Grain Marketing Club Meeting, Lehigh County Agricultural Center, Allentown, Pa., 7-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

Manure Management Workshop, North Park Parish Hill Walter Road, McCandless Township, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 412-291-8017.

Maryland Invasive Plant Advisory Committee Meeting, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Room 253, Annapolis, Md., 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 410-841-5870.

Natural Gas Utilization by Ohio Agriculture, OSU’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus, Ohio, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 614-688-1566.

NYCO Educational Program: Barley and Buckwheat — Old Crops, New Interest, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Jordan Hall, Geneva, N.Y., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 607-753-5213.

Reducing Mastitis Through Record Keeping Class, CCE Learning Farm, Canton, N.Y., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 518-564-0498 or kmm434<\@>, also held at the Farm Credit East Office, Burrville, N.Y., and Mo’s Pub and Grill, Malone, N.Y., on Jan. 15.

Webinar: Is Group Calf Housing for You?, 8:30-10 a.m., dfm6<\@> or 717-840-7408.

Webinar: Late Blight of Tomato and Potato, 2 p.m.,

Webinar: Reducing Pesticide Resistance in Greenhouses and High Tunnels — Using Biological Control Part One, 2-3 p.m., 607-687-4020 ext. 319.

Wednesday, January 15

Adirondack Harvest Meeting, CCE Building, Westport, N.Y., 5:30 p.m., 518-962-4810 ext. 404.

Building a Sustainable Business Workshop, UVM Extension Offices in Berlin, St. Albans and Springfield, Vt., 1-4 p.m.,, also Jan. 22.

Manheim Grain Marketing Discussion Group Meeting, Manheim Grill and Restaurant, Manheim, Pa., 6-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

Maryland Young Farmers Advisory Board Meeting, MDA, Annapolis, Md., 11:30 a.m., 410-841-5881.

Organic Valley/CROPP Meeting, Holterholm Farms, 5903 Holter Road, Jefferson, Md., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 888-809-9297.

Profitability Study Circle, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 610-746-1970 or tdupont<\@>

Turfgrass Day, CCE Rensselaer County, Troy, N.Y., 518-765-3513.

Webinar: Spotted Winged Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, 1-2 p.m., or 724-627-3745.

Webinar: Understanding Your Customer Demographics, 1-2 p.m., 412-365-2987.

You Get What You Negotiate! Keystone Restaurant, Ebensburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., lah7<\@> or 888-373-7232.

Thursday, January 16

4-H Teen Veterinary Science Short Course, Animal Medical Center, Trappe, Pa., 6:30-7:30 p.m.,, continues Thursdays till Jan. 30.

Arborist Short Course, Allegheny County Extension Office, Pittsburgh, Pa., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or 412-473-2540, continues Jan. 17.

Arborist Short Course, Penn State Extension of York County, York, Pa., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 717-840-7408, continues Jan. 23 and 30.

Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference, SUNY Delhi, Farrel Hall, Delhi, N.Y., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 607-865-7090 or

Farm$en$e Program — Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Berks County Extension Office, Berks County Ag Center, Leesport, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Jan. 23 and 30.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, North Lansing Fire Hall, North Lansing, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

Greenhouse Management Workshop, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio, or 330-263-3857, continues Jan. 17.

JBS Plant Tour, JBS Souderton Inc., Souderton, Pa., 1 p.m., dseitzcbe<\@> or 717-705-1689.

Lancaster County Crops Conference, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-394-6851.

Managing for Today and Tomorrow Program, Harford County Community College, Bel Air, Md., 6-9 p.m., or 410-758-0166, continues Jan. 23 and 30, and Feb. 13, 20, and 27.

Maple Production for the Beginner, CCE Ontario County, Canandaigua, N.Y., 585-394-3977 or re43<\@>

Organic Valley/CROPP/Agri-Dynamics Meeting, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 888-809-9297.

Pesticide Recertification Meeting, Cumberland County Extension, Carlisle, Pa., 1-3 p.m., or 717-240-6500.

Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demo, Poultry Research Center, UME, Princess Anne, Md., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 410-856-1850.

Tri-State Hay and Pasture Conference, Garrett College Continuing Education Building, McHenry, Md., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 301-334-6960 or wlantz<\@>

UME Online 4-H Volunteer Training, 6-8 p.m., 410-778-1661.

Webinar: Green Industry Winter Updates — “Herbicide Modes of Action and Injury Symptoms Recognition” and “Solving Landscape Weed Problems,” Various Locations, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 814-825-0900 ext. 232 or

Webinar: NRCS, EQIP Organic Initiative, 2-3 p.m.,

Webinar: Pa. Wilds Design Guide Supplement for Oil and Gas Best Practices, 1-2 p.m., 570-320-4429 or

Webinar: Tree Tender Online Winter Training, 12-1 p.m. and/or 7-8 p.m.,, 570-825-1701, continues Thursdays through Feb. 27.

Friday, January 17

Altoona Crops Conference, Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 814-940-5989 or ems389<\@>

Arborist Short Course, Luzerne County West Side Annex, Forty Fort, Pa., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or 570-825-1707, continues Jan. 24.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, Elvin and Mary Brubacker, 4013 Dundee Himrod Road, Dundee, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

Future Harvest CASA’s Farming for Profit and Stewardship Conference, UMUC Inn/Conference Center, College, Park, Md.,, continues Jan. 18.

International Horse Show, State Fair Grounds, Timonium, Md., 410-778-1661 or emshill<\@>, continues through Jan. 19.

Lewis County Maple Production for the Beginner, CCE Lewis County, Lowville, N.Y., 315-376-5270 or mel14<\@>

Manure Management Manual Workshop, Chester County Conservation District, Octorara Area High School, Atglen, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-925-4920 or mzuk<\@>

PASA Indoor Field Day: Planning and Record Keeping for a Better Growing Season, Dickinson College Campus, Carlisle, Pa., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vt., 802-656-0858, continues Jan. 18.

Saturday, January 18

Backyard Fruit Growers Winter Meeting, Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 10 a.m.,

Beekeeping 101 Workshop, Delaware State University Research and Outreach Center, Smyrna, Del., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., or rjb.bauer<\@>

Cabin Fever Gardening: Inside and Outside Your House, Warren Public Library, Warren, Pa., 1-2 p.m., 814-563-9388.

Delaware 4-H Volunteer Forum, Location to be determined, 410-778-1661 or emshill<\@>, continues through Jan. 20.

Farm Business Management Workshop, CCE of Washington County, Hudson Falls, N.Y., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 518-380-1498.

Lewis County Maple School, CCE, Lowville, N.Y., 315-376-5270.

Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Mini Expo, Chesapeake College, Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Wye Mills, Md., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Northeastern Pa. Maple Syrup Producer’s Association Annual Meeting, Bethany Methodist Church Hall, Bethany, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or WayneExt<\@>

Sunday, January 19

Maryland State 4-H Gala, Laurel Race Track, Laurel, Md., 410-778-1661.

Monday, January 20

Ag Dinner Meeting: Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages, Locations and Times Vary, W.Va.,, continues through Jan. 23.

Annie’s Project Class, Baltimore Co. Ag Center, Cockeysville, Md., 6-9 p.m., 410-758-0166, continues Mondays through March 10.

New Holland Vegetable Day, Yoder’s Restaurant, New Holland, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21

AgrAbility Workshop, UME Cecil Co., Elkton, Md., 410-996-5280.

Cecil County Agronomy Day, Calvert Grange, Rising Sun, Md., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 410-996-5280.

Commodity and Space Fumigation Certification and/or Recertification, Union County Extension Office, Mifflinburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 570-988-3950 or cdh13<\@>

Crop Improvement Association Meeting, UME, Holiday Inn, Grasonville, Md., 410-758-1936.

Empire State Producers Expo, Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, N.Y.,, continues through Jan. 23.

Farm$en$e Program — Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Altoona-Blair County Airport, Martinsburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or 814-455-8911 ext. 7, continues Jan. 28.

Feeder Cattle Marketing Workshop, Steuben County Civil Defense Center, Bath, N.Y., 6-8 p.m., 607-664-2300.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, Bart Fire Department, Bart, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

Online Commodity Challenge, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or 740-702-3200.

Pesticide Update Training Meeting, Ephrata, Area High School Cafeteria, Ephrata, Pa., 7-9 p.m., 717-354-7121.

Wednesday, January 22

Annie’s Project Classes, Anne Arundel Co. Extension Office, Gambrills, Md., 6-9 p.m., 410-758-0166, continues Wednesdays through March 19; also at Cecil Co. Administration Building, Elkton, Md., 6-9 p.m., continues Wednesdays through March 12; also at Washington Co. Extension Office, Boonsboro, Md., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., continues Wednesdays through March 26; and also at Howard Co. Extension Office, Ellicott City, Md., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., continues Wednesdays through March 12.

Price-Risk Management Workshop, Wayne Co. Cooperative Extension, Goldsboro, N.C., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 919-731-1521.

You Get What You Negotiate! Ranch House Restaurant, Duncannon, Pa., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., lah7<\@> or 888-373-7232.

Thursday, January 23

Annie’s Project Class, Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury, Md., 6-9 p.m., 410-758-0166, continues Thursdays through March 20.

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York Winter Convention, Holiday Inn Liverpool, N.Y., 518-854-7386, continues through Jan. 25.

Electric Hazard Awareness Seminar, Farm, Home, and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County, Collegeville, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or 610-489-4315.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, Miles Township Fire Hall, Rebersburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

Grow Edamame Workshop, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Farmville, Va., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 434-392-4246.

Ohio Maple Days, Lutheran Memorial Camp, Fulton, Ohio, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 330-263-3831; also at Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, Fredericksburg, Ohio, Jan. 24; and at Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, Burton, Ohio, Jan. 25.

Pesticide Safety Course for Orchard Employees: Fruit Tree Pollinators and Pesticide Applicator Exam Review, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa., 1:30-4:30 p.m., cyl1<\@> or 717-334-6271 ext. 315.

Southeast Greenhouse Growers Day, Shady Maple Smorgasbord, East Earl, Pa., or 717-270-4391.

Webinar: Effective Strategies for Teaching Tractor Skills and Farm Mechanization Decision Making, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., or 802-656-2034.

Webinar: Green Industry Winter Updates — “Formulations and Mixing Pesticides” and “Pollinators and Other Stinging Insects in the Landscape,” Various Locations, Pa., 1-3 p.m.,

Webinar: New USDA Cover Crop Termination Policy, 2-3 p.m.,

Webinar: Tree Tenders — Organizing a Community Volunteer Planting Project, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., or 570-825-1701.

Friday, January 24

Cattle Ultrasound Service, Cornell University Ruminant Center, Dryden, N.Y., 585-315-7746.

Fertrell/Organic Valley/CROPP Farmers/Growers Meeting, Belleville Community Hall, Belleville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 800-347-1566 ext. 230.

NOFA-NY Organic Farming and Gardening Conference, Saratoga Hilton and City Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., register<\@>, continues through Jan. 26.

Price-Risk Management Workshop, McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, Sanford, N.C., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 919-775-5624.

Soil Health Breakfast and Planter Set-up Workshop, 8 Hacks Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Kris.Ribble<\@> or 570-784-1062 ext. 111.

Whole Farm Planning Workshop, R.T. Arnold Library, South Hill, Va., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 804-892-4492.

Saturday, January 25

AGvocate Workshop, Goodwin College, River Campus, East Hartford, Conn., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 860-455-8251.

Alpacas 101, a Suri Farm, 1864 Mount Zion Road, Myerstown, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-933-9922.

Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting, Friendly Farm Restaurant, Upperco, Md., 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 410-771-1761 or

Maple Expo — St. Lawrence County, CCE, Canton, N.Y., 315-379-9192.

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