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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 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.

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

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

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

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<\@>

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

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 and Home Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 5:30 p.m., 717-392-4911.

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.

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. 23 and 30; and March 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 27.

Long Island Greenhouse and Floriculture Conference, Hyatt Place East End, Riverhead, N.Y.,

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.

PSE Crops Conference, Econo Lodge Conference Center, Allentown, Pa., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., or 610-391-9840.

Webinar: Urban and Community Forestry — Growing and Selecting Trees at the Nursery, 12-1 p.m.,

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.

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

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

PSE Crops Conference, Franconia Heritage Restaurant, Telford, Pa., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., or 610-489-4315.

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 30.

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.

Irrigation Systems: Design and Installation Class, Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus, N.J., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 732-932-9271 ext. 624, continues Jan. 27, Feb. 11 and 13.

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

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., 717-334-6271 ext. 315 or

PSE Crops Conference, The Inn at Reading, Wyomissing, Pa., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 610-378-1327 or

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

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

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

Introduction to Hydroponics Seminar, Esbenshade’s Garden Center, Lititz, Pa., 10 a.m., 717-626-7007.

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

Sunday, January 26

CREP Workshop, Dairy Parlor, Fox Haven Learning Center, Jefferson, Md., 2-5 p.m., 240-490-5484.

Monday, January 27

Ag Dinner Meeting: Heifer Development, Various locations and times, W.Va.,, continues through Jan. 30.

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Preconvention Workshops, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa., or 717-677-4184.

Opportunities for a New Generation of Specialty Crop Growers, Young Grower Alliance, Part of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Pesticide Applicator Short Course, Lehigh Co. Ag Center, Allentown, Pa., 6:30-9 p.m., or 610-489-4315, also Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, Exam is Feb. 5.

Select Sire Power Customer Appreciation Meeting, Country Cupboard Restaurant, Lewisburg, Pa., 11:30 a.m., 855-209-0388.

Winter Forage Beef Conference, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Blackstone, Va., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., makenny<\@>

Winter Turf and Ornamentals School, Grantville Holiday Inn, Grantville, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., or 717-921-8803.

Tuesday, January 28

Bedding Plant Conference, Century House, Latham, N.Y., cds34<\@>

Beef Cattle School, Various Locations, Ohio, 7 p.m., grimes.1<\@> or 740-289-2071 ext. 242.

Cattle Feeder’s Day, Max Smith Auditorium, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-394-6851 or LancasterExt<\@>

Maple Production for the Growing Maple Operation, CCE Ontario Co., Canandaigua, N.Y., 585-394-3977 or rw43<\@>

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa., or 717-677-4184, continues through Jan. 30.

Pesticide Update Meeting, Shirk Ag Supply, Narvon, Pa., 12:30-3:30 p.m., 717-445-9353.

PSE Crops Conference, Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center, Franklin Co., Pa., or 717-263-9226.

Select Sire Power Customer Appreciation Meeting, Shady Maple Restaurant, East Earl, Pa., 11 a.m., 855-209-0388.

Webinar: 4-H Animal Science Program Update, 7 p.m., 410-778-1661.

Webinar: Farm Legal Issues — Workers and Employees, 7 p.m.,

Webinar: Financing a Robotic Milking Startup, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., dfm6<\@> or 717-840-7408.

Wednesday, January 29

Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation Short Course, Pittsburgh, Pa.,, continues Jan. 30.

Funding Your Farm Business Workshop, Holiday Inn, Concord, N.H., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 603-862-3234.

Lower Shore Agronomy Day, Calvert Grange, Rising Sun, Md., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 410-749-6141.

Pesticide Calibration Workshop, Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus, N.J., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 732-932-9271 ext. 624.

Rural Small-Scale Commercial Production Workshop, Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture, Cockeysville, Md., 6:30-8:45 p.m., 410-771-1761, continues Wednesdays through March 26.

Select Sire Power Customer Appreciation Meeting, Newville Fire Hall, Newville, Pa., 11 a.m., 855-209-0388.

Small Engine Mechanics Workshop, Stone Barn Center, Pocantico Hills, N.Y., 2-4:30 p.m.,

Vermont Beef Producers Association Meeting, Vermont Farm Show, Essex Junction, Vt., 1:30 p.m., 802-457-1520.

Thursday, January 30

Northeastern Pa. Turf Conference and Trade Show, Wilkes Barre, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

Select Sire Power Customer Appreciation Meeting, Hoss’s Steak House, Bedford, Pa., 11 a.m., 855-209-0388.

UME AgrAbility Workshop, Cecil Co. Adm. Building, Elkton, Md., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 410-996-5280.

Webinar: Tree Tenders — How Trees Work, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., 570-825-1701 or

Friday, January 31

Farm$en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Lancaster County Extension Office, Lancaster, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Feb. 7, 21 and 28.

NOFA Bulk Orders Deadline, Cranston, R.I., western, central, and eastern Massachusetts, and central Connecticut, bulkorder<\@>

PSE Crops Conference, Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren, Union Co., Pa., 570-988-2950 or

Virginia Association for Biological Farming Conference, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond, Va.,, continues Feb. 1.

Winter Green-up Grass Fed Grazing Conference, Century House, Latham, N.Y., 518-765-3579, continues Feb. 1.

Saturday, February 1

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop, Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 724-774-3003 or

Franklin County Maple School, CCE Franklin County, Malone, N.Y., 518-483-7403 or rlg24<\@>

Northwest Regional Landowners Conference, Penn State Behrend, Erie, Pa., 814-755-3544.

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