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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, Feb. 9

Basic Beekeeping Workshop, The Gathering Place, Mt. Joy, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 717.653.591.

Green in Your Backyard, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 610.489.4315.

Berks County Wine Trail’s Annual Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend, Wineries throughout Buchs County, Pa., berks_county_wine_trail<\@>, through Feb. 10.

Equine Environmental Stewardship & Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop, Londonderry Township Building, Dauphin County, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 610.746.1970, also Feb. 12 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop, Penn State Extension of Westmoreland County, Greensburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 724.837.1402.

North Central Forest Landowners Association: Forest Salvage: Making the Best of a Bad Situation, Wolfinger Property, Smethport, Pa., 1-4 p.m.,

Sunday, Feb. 10

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual It Takes a Region Conference, Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 914.231.9206, through Feb. 13.

Monday, Feb. 11

Economic Diversification for Large Acreage Farms, Washington College, Chestertown, Md., 410.549.7878.

Toss Your Hat in the Ring: Running for Local Office Workshop, Rose Fire Company, New Freedom, Pa., 7-9 p.m., 717.334.6271.

Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business, Union-Snyder Community Action Building, Selinsgrove, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 717.240.6500.

Economic Diversification for Large-Acreage Farms, Washington College, Chestertown, Md., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 410.549.7878.

Webinar: Update on the PSU Cover Crop Interseeder & Applicator, Online, noon-1 p.m., 814.863.9922.

Webinar: Cover Crops for Soil Health & Nutrient Management, Online, noon-1 p.m., 814.863.9922.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Crops & Pesticides: One-Day Seminar in Bradford County, Wysox Volunteer Fire Hall, Towanda, Pa., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Central Susquehanna Tree Fruit Meeting, Carriage Corner Restaurant, Mifflinburg, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or 877-489-1398.

Webinar: Tree & Log Quality, Online, noon & 7 p.m.,

Management for High-Quality Organic Wheat & Ancient Grain Production in the Northeast Webinar, Online, 2 p.m.,

Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association Winter Conference, Best Western Hotel & Country Cupboard, Lewisburg, Pa., 484.459.1957, through Feb. 14.

New York Certified Organic Meeting, New York State Ag Experimental Station, Geneva, N.Y., 11 a.m., 607.753.5213.

Endless Mountains Vegetable Growers Meeting, Towanda, Pa., 570.265.2896.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Organic Field Crop Study Circle: Panel Discussion for New Growers, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 610.746.1970.

Southeast Fruit Growers Educational Meeting, Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport, Pa., 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., 610.378.1327.

Winter Grounds Management Seminar, Kutztown Grange Hall, Kutztown, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 610.391.9840.

Tri-County Vegetables & Small Fruit Growers Meeting, Shippensburg, Pa., 717.263.9226x230.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Cumberland Woodland Owners’ Association Restoration of High Grade Forests Meeting, Cumberland County Extension Office, Carlisle, Pa., 7 p.m., 717.776.3565.

Northeast Fruit Meeting, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Avoca, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 570.988.3950.

Landscape Integrated Pest Management Seminar, The Chadwick, Wexford, Pa., 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m., 412.473.2540.

Friday, Feb. 15

Berks-Lehigh Vegetable & Flower Growers’ Meeting, Fleetwood Grange, Fleetwood, Pa., 610.378.1327.

Farmer’s Winter Meeting, Christ Community United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, Pa., 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 570.837.3000.

Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization & Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society (KAFMO-PRPS) Athletic Field Conference, Holiday Inn, Grantville, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 717.921.8803x101.

Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar, Four Points Sheraton, Mars, Pa., 6:30 p.m., 724.774.3003, through Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Food for Profit Class, Montrose, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 717.270.4391.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Clarion Landowner’s Conference, St. Michael Church Parish Hall, Fryburg, Pa., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 724.662.3141.

Organic Farming Conference, Granville, Ohio,, through Feb. 17.

Chester County Annual Farm Conference: Keep Farming First, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, Pa., 8:30 a.m., 484.680.5570.

Raising Beef Cattle Seminar, Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack, Fort Ann, N.Y., 11 a.m., orders<\@> or 518-639-5223.

Monday, Feb. 18

Green Industry Winter Update, Allegheny County Extension, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 412.473.2540.

Green Industry Winter Update, Butler County Extension, Butler, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 724.287.4761.

Green Industry Winter Update, Franklin County Extension, Chambersburg, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 717.263.9226.

Green Industry Winter Update, Monroe County Extension, Stroudsburg, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 570.421.6430.

Green Industry Winter Update, Berks County Ag Center, Leesport, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 610.378.1327.

Green Industry Winter Update, Clinton County Extension, Mill Hall, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 570.726.0022.

Green Industry Winter Update, Indiana County Extension, Indiana, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 724.465.3880.

Green Industry Winter Update, Washington County Extension, Washington, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 724.228.6881.

Green Industry Winter Update, Blair County Extension, Altoona, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 814.472.7986.

Green Industry Winter Update, Cumberland County Extension, Carlisle, Pa., 1-3 p.m.,

Green Industry Winter Update, Luzerne County Westside Annex, Forty Fort, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 570.825.1701.

Green Industry Winter Update, Erie County Extension, Erie, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 814.825.0900.

Green Industry Winter Update, Mifflin County Extension, Lewistown, Pa., 1-3 p.m.,

Green Industry Winter Update, York County Extension, York, Pa., 1-3 p.m., 717.840.7408.

Annual Wayne County (PA)/Sullivan County (NY) Dairy Day/Ag Day, Honesdale High School, Honesdale, Pa., 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 570.253.5970x4110 or 845.292.6180.

Alltech’s North American Lecture Tour, Sheraton Burlington, Burlington, Vt., 9 a.m.,

President’s Day Fruit Growers Meeting, Biglerville High School Auditorium, Biglerville, Pa., 8 a.m., 717.334.6271.

Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business, Somerset County Penn State Extension, Somerset, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 814.445.8911.

Manheim Young Farmer Meeting, Manheim, Pa., 6:30-8 p.m., 717.653.5244 or bigpigs<\@>

Crop Management 1+1 Webinar Series, Online, noon-1 p.m., 814.863.9922, Mondays through March 4.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Joint Keystone Pork Expo & Poultry Progress Days, Shady Maple, East Earl, Pa., 717-651-5920.

Lancaster/York Counties Tree Fruit Educational Meeting, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 717.394.6851.

Annual Delaware Arborist & Tree Care Seminar, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Del., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 302.698.4578, through Feb. 20.

Alltech’s North American Lecture Tour, Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse, N.Y., 9 a.m.,

Farming By Design: Cleantech Urban Agriculture, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., 7 p.m., 717.245.1875.

Southeast Pennsylvania Grazing Conference, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 717.405.9438, through Feb. 20.

FFA State FFA Officer at Hoss’s Night, Hoss’s locations at Elizabethtown, Enola, DuBois, Huntingdon, Lititz, Meadville & Williamsport, Pa., 6 p.m., 717.705.9551.

Professinoal Crop Producers Conference, Lancaster Host & Conference Center, Lancaster, through Feb. 21.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Winter Educational Meeting for Fruit Growers, Savoy Restaurant, Waynesboro, Pa., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 717.334.6271.

New Jersey Farm Women Conference, Cumberland County College, Vineland, N.J., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 609.465.5115x607.

Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association Annual Meeting, Lancaster Host & Conference Center, Lancaster, Pa., noon, 202.445.9955.

Women in Agriculture Event, Tokishi Building, Wellsboro, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 570.724.1801x118.

Webinar: How Pre-Emption of Zoning & Other Local Controls Impacts Planning, Online, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., 570.724.9120.

Webinar: Good Ag Practices & Farm Food Safety Update, Online, 1-2 p.m., 724.627.3745.

Alltech’s North American Lecture Tour, The Cork Factory Hotel, Lancaster, Pa., 9 a.m.,

Thursday, Feb. 21

New Jersey Farm Women Conference, Conference Center at Mercer, West Windsor, N.J., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 609.465.5115x607.

Managing People in Agriculture Workshop, AgChoice Farm Credit offices in Chambersburg, Curryville, Lewisburg, Lewistown, Meadville, New Stanton, Towanda & York, & Penn State Extension, Lancaster, Pa., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 800.349.3568x6016.

Alltech’s North American Lecture Tour, Crowne Plaza, Columbus, Ohio, 9 a.m.,

Webinar: The Science Behind Best-Management Practice, Online, 1-2 p.m., 570.320.4429.

Appalacian Crops Convention, Oakhurst Tea Room, Somerset, Pa., 814.472.7986.

Pesticide Education Meeting, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-noon & 7-9 p.m., 717.394.6851.

Friday, Feb. 22

Winter Farmers Meeting, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Elizabethtown, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 717.948.6609.

New Jersey Farm Women Conference, Drew University, Madison, N.J., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 609.465.5115x607.

Winter Farmer Potluck, Great Bend Farm, Port Clinton, Pa., 6-9 p.m., 610.746.1970 or 610.391.9840.

Perennial Production for Beginning Growers, Lehigh County Extension, Allentown, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 610.391.9840.

Keep Farming in Montgomery County, Holiday Inn, Kulpsville, Pa., adf13<\@>

2013 Garden Expo, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa., 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 610.378.1327.

Food for Profit Class, Philadelphia, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 717.270.4391.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild Short Course, Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, Philadelphia, Pa., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

Shale & You: A Workshop for Landowners, Canfield, Ohio, 1-5:30 p.m., 614.247.7898.

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