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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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Pa., 814-349-9856.

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, Sunday Road Baptist Church, Hico, W.Va., 5:30 p.m., http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/ag_dinner_meetings, continues till Feb. 13.

Ag Dinner Meeting: Grazing, Sunday Road Baptist Church, Hico, W.Va., 5:30-8:30 p.m., http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/ag_dinner_meetings, continues till Feb. 13.

Ag Dinner Meeting: Heifer Development, Sunnyside Church, New Creek, W.Va., 6 p.m., http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/ag_dinner_meetings, continues till Feb. 13.

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

Central Susquehanna Grain Marketing Group Meeting, Penn 80 Travel Center, Milton, Pa., 7-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

Farm$en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Mercer County Extension Office, Mercer, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Feb. 24.

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.

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 till Feb. 13.

Farm$en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Crawford County Extension Office, Meadville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-445-8911 ext. 7, continues Feb. 18.

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

High Moisture Baled Hay Seminar, Laporte Farm Equip., 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.

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

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., 607-753-5213.

Organic Field Crop Forum, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 610-746-1970.

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

PSE Crops Conference, Wysox Firehall, Bradford County, Pa., 855-394-7534.

Tree Farm Inspector Certification Session, Earth Science Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Montgomery, Pa., 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 814-355-4897.

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

Webinar: High Input Soybean Production, Updates on Fungicides and Resistance, and Soybean Cyst Nematode and Seed Treatments, 7-8:30 p.m., go.osu.edu/cswconnect2014.

Webinar: Wildland Fire and Fire Prevention, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars.

Wednesday, February 12

Ag Tax Workshop, Gerald J. Skoda Ext. Ed. Center, Liberty, N.Y., 3-5:30 p.m., 845-292-6180.

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

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

Christiana Grain Marketing Discussion Group Meeting, Dutchway Farm Market, Gap, Pa., 6-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

Clean Water, Healthy Lands: Streamside Forests, Wysox Fire Hall, Wysox, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 570-265-5539 ext. 100.

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., padairysummit.org, continues Feb. 13.

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

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

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.

Turf and Ornamental Conference, Kutztown, Pa., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-391-9840.

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.

Thursday, February 13

Agroforestry and Your Woodlands Meeting, Cumberland Woodland Owners Association, Cumberland County Extension Office, Carlisle, Pa., 7 p.m., 717-776-3565.

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

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

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

Carlisle Grain Marketing Discussion Group Meeting, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Carlisle, Pa., 6-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

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 Ag Center, Chatham, Va., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 804-524-5493.

Farm Tech Course, Frostburg, Library, Frostburg, Md., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 301-724-3320.

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 Ag. Center, Leesport, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 610-372-4657.

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

Northeast Tree Fruit Meeting, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Pittston, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 570-988-3950.

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

Price-Risk Management Workshop, Halifax Co. Ext. Center, 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: Penn State Beef Management, Online and at Columbia Co. Ext. Office, Bloomsburg, Pa., and Wayne Co. Ext. Office, Honesdale, Pa., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 724-438-0111.

Webinar: Tree Tenders — Tree Stressors, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., 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.

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., 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, 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.

Flower Plug Sale, Leola Produce Auction, Leola, Pa., 1 p.m., 717-656-9592.

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

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

Sunday, February 16

NOFA/R.I. Winter Conference, Blithewood Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Bristol, R.I., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., nofari.org/events/our-events.

Monday, February 17

Adams County Winter Tree Fruit Educational Meeting, Biglerville High School, Biglerville, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 717-334-6271.

Ag Dinner Meeting: Beef Quality Assurance and Animal Health, Franklin Community Building, Franklin, W.Va., 6:30 p.m., anr.ext.wvu.edu/ag_dinner_meetings, continues through Feb. 20.

Professional Crop Producers Preconference Symposium, Eden Resort and Suites, Lancaster, Pa., 4 p.m., 717-635-2320.

Weed Management in Landscapes and Turf, Montgomery Co. 4-H Center, Collegeville, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 610-378-1327, also Feb. 18.

Winter Tree Fruit Meeting in Spanish, Biglerville High School, Biglerville, Pa., 12:15-3:15 p.m., 717-334-6271 ext. 314.

Tuesday, February 18

Cultivating Opportunities in Agribusiness Conference, Carroll Community College, Westminster, Md., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., www.carrollcc.edu/agribusiness.

Direct Marketing Conference, Portsmouth Country Club, Greenland, N.H., 603-679-5616.

Eastern Shore Vegetable Meeting, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, Md., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 410-778-1661.

How to Reduce Newborn Calf Mortality on Dairy Farms, Mifflintown, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 888-373-7232.

Keystone Pork Expo and Poultry Progress Day, Shady Maple Banquet Center, East Earl, Pa., 717-651-5920.

Know Your Numbers: Feed Management and Advanced Cash Flow Planning, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912 or vishler<\@>psu.edu.

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

Professional Crop Producers Conference, Eden Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, Pa., professionalcropproducersconference.org, continues Feb. 19.

Show Me the Money Workshop, Weyers Cave Community Center, Weyers Cave, Va., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., jilljeff<\@>umd.edu.

Webinar: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m., http://beef.osu.edu.

Wednesday, February 19

Beginner Grape Production, Seneca Co. CCE, Waterloo, N.Y., 6-8:30 p.m., 315-539-9251.

Franklin County Winter Tree Fruit Educational Meeting, Savory Restaurant, Waynesboro, Pa., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 717-334-6271.

Know Your Numbers: Feed Management and Advanced Cash Flow Planning, Lancaster County Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912.

Manheim Grain Marketing Group Meeting, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Elizabethtown, Pa., 6-9 p.m., 610-391-9840.

New Grape Grower Workshop, Farm and Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 717-394-6851.

Webinar: Beyond the Brand: Marketing Your Mission for Improved Fundraising and Community Support, 1-2 p.m., 412-365-2987.

Webinar: Green Industry Winter Updates — “The Impact of Water Quality on Pesticide Efficacy,” “Adjuvants,” and “The Grass Isn’t Always Greener,” 1-3 p.m., extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/courses/green-industry-winter-updates.

Women in Agriculture Preconference, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover, Del., 1-5 p.m., 410-822-1244.

Thursday, February 20

Agricultural Outlook Forum, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va., www.usda.gov/oce/forum, continues Feb. 21.

Agricultural Strategy Summit, Wysox Firehall, Wysox, Pa., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 570-265-5539 ext. 6.

Calf Health and Nutrition Conference, Oneonta, N.Y., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 607-865-7090.

Delmarva Dairy Day, Hartly Fire Hall, Hartly, Del., 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., truehart<\@>udel.edu.

Educational Organic Farming Meeting, Allensville Fire Hall, Allensville, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 608-625-7795.

Know Your Numbers: Feed Management and Advanced Cash Flow Planning, Dutch Way Family Restaurant, Myerstown, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 814-863-3912.

Pa. Beef Industry Speaker Panel Discussion, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pa., 5-7:30 p.m., 570-295-8049.

Pasture Management Effects on Ruminant Nutrition Presentation, NW-PA Project Grass, Hoss’s Family Restaurant, Grove City, Pa., 10 a.m., 724-376-3186.

Pesticide Meeting, Young Farmers/Lancaster Ext., Hoffman Building, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. or 7-9 p.m., 717-394-6851.

PSE Crops Conference, Oakhurst Tea Room, Somerset Co., Pa., extension.psu.edu/crops-conferences.

Webinar: A Look at Recent Well Waste and Production, 1-2 p.m., https://meeting.psu.edu/pscems.

Webinar: Penn State Beef Management, Online and at Columbia Co. Ext. Office, Bloomsburg, Pa., and Wayne Co. Ext. Office, Honesdale, Pa., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 724-438-0111.

Webinar: Tree Tenders: Tree Identification, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., 570-825-1701.

Whole Farm Planning Workshop, Surry Co. Ext. Office, Surry, Va., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 804-892-4492.

Women in Agriculture Conference, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover, Del., 410-822-1244.

Friday, February 21

Best Milking Practices: On-farm Culturing Workshop, Penn State Lancaster County Extension Building, Lancaster, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 717-485-4111.

Farm $en$e Program: Farm Management Tools for Financial Success, Lancaster Co. Ext. Office, Lancaster, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., agsci.psu.edu/farmsense, continues Feb. 28.

Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization Winter Conference, Holiday Inn, Grantville, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 717-921-8803.

Pa. Garden Expo Bus Trip, PSE Berks Co., Leesport, Pa., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 610-378-1327.

Pennsylvania Garden Expo, Pa. Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 717-236-4300 or www.pagardenexpo.org, continues Feb. 22, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 23.

Snout to Tail Hog Butchery and Dry Curing Workshop Weekend, Reiley Family Farmstead, Brooklin, Maine, 207-415-4458, continues through Feb. 23.

Saturday, February 22

Clarion Landowners Conference, St. Michael’s Church Hall, Fryburg, Pa., 814-755-3544.

Getting Started with Honey Bees, St. James School, Philadelphia, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., info<\@>phillybeekeepers.org.

Grape Expectations: A Viticultural and Enological Symposium, Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, N.J., 609-625-0056.

Maryland Dairy Convention, Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Frederick, Md., 8:30 a.m., 301-349-0750.

Open Barn at Otterbein Acres, 10071 Otterbein Church Road, Newburg, Pa., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 717-423-6689.

Russellville Junior Grange Spaghetti Dinner Fund-raiser, Grange Hall, Russellville, Pa., 5-7 p.m., 610-932-7924.


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