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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<\@>lancasterfarming.com, fax to 717-733-6058 or mail to Lancaster Farming, P.O. Box 609, Ephrata, PA 17522.<@$p>

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 http://extension.psu.edu/beginning-beekeeping.

Food Chains and System Change: A Panel about the Food System, Stahr Auditorium, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., 7 p.m., jfleisch<\@>fandm.edu.

Franklin County Maple School, CCE Franklin County, Malone, N.Y., 518-483-7403.

Holistic Financial Planning: Building Profit into the Picture, Online Course, http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/all-courses/holistic-financial-planning-bf-203, continues through Feb. 18.

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

Virginia Association for Biological Farming Conference, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond, Va., vabf.org/conference.

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

Sunday, February 2

Soil and Nutrition Conference, Somerville, Mass., www/nofamass.org/events/soil-and-nutrition-conference-graeme-sait-and-joel-williams#.UsrQqfRDvTo, continues through Feb. 4.

Monday, February 3

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

Farm$en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Mercer County Extension Office, Mercer, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., http://agsci.psu.edu/farmsense or 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Feb. 10 and 24.

Pesticide Applicator Short Course, Lehigh Co. Ag Center, Allentown, Pa., 6:30-9 p.m., extension.psu.edu/pested/short-course or 610-489-4315, Exam is Feb. 5.

Tuesday, February 4

Farm$en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Crawford County Extension Office, Meadville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., http://agsci.psu.edu/farmsense or 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Feb. 11 and 18.

Free Manure Management Manual Workshop, Government Services Center, West Chester, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., mzuk<\@>chesco.org or 610-925-4920.

Know Your Numbers: Feed Management and Advanced Cash Flow Planning, Hoss’s Restaurant, Gettysburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912 or vishler<\@>psu.edu.

Maryland Ag Pesticide Conference, Legends Restaurant, Frederick Hampton Hotel, Md., 410-856-1850.

No-Till Conservation Farming Winter Conference, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Va., 540-564-3080, also at Olde Dominion Ag Complex, Chatham, Va., Feb. 5.

Online Commodity Challenge, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., www.regonline.com/grainmarketing or bruynis.1<\@>psu.edu.

Pa. Young Farmers Conference, Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, Pa., www.payoungfarmers.com, continues through Feb. 6.

PSE Crops Conference, Holiday Inn Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., extension.psu.edu/crops-conferences or 724-548-3447.

Vegetable Industry Strategic Planning Session, PSE Office, Chambersburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-694-3596.

Webinar: Farmers Market Nutrition Program Certification Training, Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, Liberty, N.Y., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 845-292-6180.

Webinar: How Do I Determine Whether Water is Clean or Contaminated?, 12-1 p.m., http://connect.ag.vt.edu/irrigationwater.

Webinar: Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network — Cooperative Interstate Shipment, 1-2 p.m., http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nichemeat.

Webinar: Reducing Pesticide Resistance in Greenhouses and High Tunnels — Using Biological Control Part Two, 2-3 p.m., kal257<\@>cornell.edu.

Wednesday, February 5

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.

Annie’s Project: Managing for Today and Tomorrow, Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown, Del., 6-9 p.m., extension.umd.edu/annies-project or 410-758-0166, continues Feb. 12, 26, and March 5, 12, and 19; also at Cecil County Administration Building, Elkton, Md.; also at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Md.

Dairy Basics: Fundamentals of Food Safety, Penn State Food Science Building, University Park, Pa., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., http://agsci.psu.edu/dairy-basics/safety.

Farm Energy Day, Ernst Conservation Seed Meeting Room, Meadville, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 814-333-7420.

Livestock Home Study Courses, Online, http://agsci.psu.edu/livestock-courses or 814-445-8911 ext. 141.

Mandated Manure Planning Workshop, Prince Gallitzin State Park Office Conference Room, Patton, Pa., 1:30-3 p.m., 814-472-2120.

Pa. Milk Marketing Board Public Hearing for Milk Marketing Area No. 4, Room 202, Agriculture Building, Harrisburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m., www.mmb.state.pa.us; also at 10 a.m. for Milk Marketing Area No. 5; and also at 10:30 a.m. for Milk Marketing Area No. 6.

PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Pa., pasafarming.org/conference or 814-349-9856, continues through Feb. 8.

PSE Crops Conference, Berrysburg Community Center, Dauphin County, Pa., extension.psu.edu/crops-conferences or 717-921-8803.

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.

Southern Maryland Vegetable and Fruit Production Meeting, Anne Arundel Co. Extension Office, Gambrills, Md., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., myersrd<\@>umd.edu.

Soybean and Small Grain Congress, Clarion Hotel, Batavia, N.Y., 585-343-3040 ext. 138, also at Holiday Inn, Waterloo, N.Y., Feb. 6.

Webinar: Green Industry Winter Update — “Insect Growth Regulator Modes of Action” and “Winter Pest Scouting,” Various Locations, Pa., 1-3 p.m., http://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/courses/green-industry-winter-updates.

Thursday, February 6

Agribusiness Breakfast: DNR and Crop Damage, Baugher’s Restaurant, Westminster, Md., 8-9 a.m., 410-386-2760.

Annie’s Project, 15 CCE Facilities Statewide, N.Y., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., www.NYAnniesProject.org, continues Thursdays till March 13.

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

Know Your Numbers: Feed Management and Advanced Cash Flow Planning, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912 or vishler<\@>psu.edu.

Lancaster County Cooperative Extension Association’s 101st Annual Meeting and Social Event, Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 5:30 p.m., 717-394-6851.

PCO Annual Meeting, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Pa., www.paorganic.org/annualmeeting or 814-422-0251.

Taste of Maryland Agriculture, Glen Burnie, Md., 6:30 p.m., 410-856-1850.

Technology on the Farm Extension Course, Frostburg Library, Frostburg, Md., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 301-724-3320, also Feb. 13.

Webinar: N.Y. Farm Viability Institute Grant Program, 10 a.m., www.nyfvi.org.

Webinar: Tree Tenders — Planting the Right Tree in the Right Spot, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/tree-tenders or 570-825-1701.

Whole Farm Planning Workshop, Wedgewood Golf Center, Halifax, Va., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., jhankins<\@>vsu.edu or 804-892-4492.

Winter Grain Marketing Workshop, Du Mond Ag, Union Springs, N.Y., 5 p.m., http://nycornsoy.org, also at Davis Countryside Meadows, Pavilion, N.Y., 11 a.m., Feb. 7.

Winter Soybean Congress, Grantville Holiday Inn, Grantville, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-651-5922.

Friday, February 7

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

Grain Marketing Outlook Workshop, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Md., 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., sdill<\@>umd.edu.

Introduction to Perennial Production, PSE Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 412-793-2540.

Maryland Grape Growers Association and Maryland Wineries Association Meeting, Sheraton Baltimore North, Baltimore, Md., www.marylandgrapes.org, continues Feb. 8.

National Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference and Young Farmers Winter Expo, Virginia Beach, Va., www.YoungFarmersExpo.org, continues through Feb. 10.

Saturday, February 8

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop, Westmoreland County Extension, Greensburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 724-774-3003.

Green in Your Backyard Woods, Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 610-489-4315 or www.forestryforthebay.org/events.cfm.

Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Mini Expo, UME Montgomery County Office, Derwood, Md., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., smallflockpoultryexpo.com.

Oswego County Maple School, CCE of Oswego County, Mexico, N.Y., 315-963-7286.

Urban Agriculture-Focused Carpentry, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., http://continuinged.kingsborough.edu/CERS, continues Feb. 9.

Sunday, February 9

Natural Beekeeping Symposium, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., www.phillybeekeepers.org.

Monday, February 10

Ag Dinner Meeting: Brush and Weed Control; Grazing; and Heifer Development, Various locations and times, W.Va., http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/ag_dinner_meetings, continues through Feb. 13.

Manure Management Plan Writing, Northampton County Extension Office, Nazareth, Pa., 7-9:30 p.m., 610-746-1970 or sjd5186<\@>psu.edu, also Feb. 12.

Vegetable Industry Strategic Planning Session, Yoder’s Restaurant, New Holland, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-694-3596.

Webinar: Selling Products to Larger Buyers, 7 p.m., www.farmcommons.org/webinars.

Tuesday, February 11

Central Susquehanna Tree Fruit Meeting, Carriage Corner Restaurant, Mifflinburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 570-988-3950 or http://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit/events.

Cheese Makers’ Resource Conference, Yoder’s Banquet Facility, New Holland, Pa., 301-223-6877, continues Feb. 12.

Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 607-255-2892, continues through Feb. 13.

Fulton Bank Agriculture Luncheon Seminar, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon, Pa., 9 a.m., 717-274-6906.

Grassfed Rising — Promoting Health from the Soil Up Video Series, Tioga Co. Extension Office, Owego, N.Y., 6-8 p.m., 607-753-5078.

High Moisture Baled Hay Seminar, Laporte Farm Equipment, Westfield, N.Y., 11 a.m., 716-326-4671.

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

Lawn Care Association of Pa. Annual Conference, Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley, Breinigsville, Pa., 570-955-3570.

NYCO Educational Program: Weed Management, GPS-Guided Cultivators, Young Farmer Start-Up and Adjusting Seed Cleaners, Geneva, N.Y., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., afb3<\@>cornell.edu or 607-753-5213.

Organic Field Crop Forum, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 610-746-1970 or tdupont<\@>psu.edu.

PSE Crops Conference, Wysox Firehall, Bradford County, Pa., extension.psu.edu/crops-conferences or 855-394-7534.

Webinar: Heat Stress Abatement in Dairy Shelters, 8:30-10 a.m., dfm6<\@>psu.edu or 717-840-7408.

Wednesday, February 12

Crop Rotation Workshop, Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, N.Y., 2-4:30 p.m., www.virtualgrange.org.

High Moisture Baled Hay Seminar, Java Farm Supply, North Java, N.Y., 11 a.m., 585-457-9421.

Pa. Dairy Summit, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa., www.padairysummit.org, continues Feb. 13.

Price-Risk Management Workshop, Northampton Cooperative Extension Center, Jackson, N.C., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 252-534-2831.

Shenandoah Valley Nursery and Greenhouse Association Winter Short Course, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Va., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 540-665-5699.

Southeast Pennsylvania Tree Fruit Meeting, Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-378-1327 or http://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit.

Turf and Ornamental Conference, Kutztown, Pa., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-391-9840 or excs33<\@>psu.edu.

Vegetable Industry Strategic Planning Session, PSE Office, Bloomsburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-694-3596.

Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight, 1 p.m., 724-627-3745 or ljs32<\@>psu.edu.

Thursday, February 13

Annie’s Project: Managing for Today and Tomorrow, Harford County Community College, Bel Air, Md., 6-9 p.m., www.extension.umd.edu/anniesproject or 410-758-0166, continues Feb. 20 and 27.

Engineering Storage Facilities for Winter Vegetable Crops, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, Windsor, Conn., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rhazzard<\@>umext.umass.edu.

Farm Tax Planning Workshop, Old Dominion Agricultural Center, Chatham, Va., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 804-524-5493.

High Moisture Baled Hay Seminar, Clinton Tractor, Clinton, N.Y., 11 a.m., 315-853-6151.

Hops Production Workshop, Fisher Auditorium, OARDC Campus, Wooster, Ohio, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 740-289-2071 ext. 132.

Innovative Ag Workshop, Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., http://surveymonkey.com/s/JCZV2J9 or 610-372-4657.

Manure Management Plan Workshop, Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 717-299-5361.

PCO Standards Meeting, Bird in Hand Village Inn, Bird in Hand, Pa., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., www.paorganic.org/standardsmeeting.

Price-Risk Management Workshop, Halifax County Cooperative Extension Center Auditorium, Halifax, N.C., 9-11:30 a.m., 252-583-5161.

Vegetable Industry Strategic Planning Session, Soergels’ Orchard, Wexford, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-694-3596.

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

Webinar: N.Y. Farm Viability Institute Grant Program, 6 p.m., www.nyfvi.org.

Webinar: Tree Tenders — Tree Stressors, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/tree-tenders or 570-825-1701.

Friday, February 14

Best Milking Practices Workshop, Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Hamburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., gls10<\@>psu.edu or 717-485-4111.

Farmers’ Winter Meeting, Snyder County, Christ Community United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 570-837-3000 or sccd<\@>ptd.net.

High Moisture Baled Hay Seminar, Randall Implements, Fultonville, N.Y., 11 a.m., 518-853-4500.

OEFFA’s Soil Health Preconference Workshop, Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., www.oeffa.org/conference2014.php or 614-421-2022.

Sustainable Ag Seminar with Mark Shephard, University Park, Pa., 12:20-1:10 p.m., 814-863-9922.

Western Pa. Beekeeping Seminar, Four Points by Sheraton, Pittsburgh North, Mars, Pa., 7-9 p.m., 724-774-3003 or http://extension.psu.edu/beekeeping-seminar, continues 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb.15.

Winchester Regional Commercial Tree Fruit Production School Meeting, Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn Banquet Convention Center, Winchester, Va., 8:25 a.m., mark.sutphin<\@>vt.edu.

Saturday, February 15

Cornell Small Farms Conference, Schuyler County Human Services Complex, Montour Falls, N.Y., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 607-535-7161.

MOFFA Annual Winter Meeting, Maryland Department of Agriculture Building, Annapolis, Md., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., www.marylandorganic.org.

OEFFA Annual Conference, Granville, Ohio, www.oeffa.org/conference2014.php, continues Feb. 16.


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