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Calendar of Events in the West

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A University of California Cooperative Extension field day is held in 2019.
Updated regularly for readers of Western Farm Press and Western Farmer Stockman. Send us information about your upcoming webinar or event.

By popular demand, Western Farm Press and Western Farmer Stockman offer a calendar of upcoming agriculture-related events for your planning and consideration.

This list will be updated regularly. To submit an event for the calendar, email Tim Hearden at or Todd Fitchette at Be sure to include the date, time and place of the event, an agenda or brief description, contact information and a web link, if you have one.

Here are just some of the events coming up in the West. Times listed are Pacific time. [Note: Live events may be cancelled because of coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings. Check with the coordinators of the event you plan to attend.]

Jan. 19

Soil Health Economics

  • Free webinar
  • Sponsor: Soil Science Society of America

Wind, Rain, and Dead Tanoak: Sudden Oak Death in Oregon

  • Webinar
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: OSU Extension

Protect Your Farm Business

  • Online event on YouTube
  • 3 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sponsor: UI Extension

All Things Marketing

  • Part of NextGen webinar series
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: Montana State University

Jan. 19-21

Idaho Potato Conference

  • Free virtual conference
  • 7 to 11 a.m. daily; Spanish- language session noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 19
  • Register here
  • Sponsor: University of Idaho

Jan. 21

2021 NGS Winter Meeting

  • Live virtual meeting
  • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Must be a Nut Growers Society member to attend
  • Sponsor: Nut Growers Society of Oregon

Jan. 21

Cattle Nutrition

  • Part of NextGen webinar series
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: Montana State University

Jan. 22

Family Foresters Workshop

  • Online meeting via Zoom
  • 8:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsors: Washington State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension

California Processing Tomato Production Workshop

  • Virtual workshop via Zoom
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $15 (waived for California growers); register here
  • Contact:
  • Sponsor: ANR Program Support Unit

Jan. 25

When Wildfire Hits: One Community's Journey to Recovery

  • Webinar
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: OSU Extension

Jan. 26

FENCES – Families Engaging Nicely in Communicating ExpectationS

  • Part of NextGen webinar series
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: Montana State University

Jan. 26-28

Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

  • Tehama District Fairgrounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, Calif.
  • Sifting, trials and auctions all day
  • Buyers and consigners only; buyers' pass $20
  • Contact: (530) 527-2045

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

  • Virtual conference
  • Registration will begin in fall 2020
  • Sponsors: American Society for Enology and Viticulture, California Association of Winegrape Growers

Jan. 26-29

2021 Rangeland Summit

  • Online meeting
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: From $15 to $75; register here
  • Sponsors: California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, UC Cooperative Extension

Jan. 28

Legal Horror Stories and Taxes

  • Part of NextGen webinar series
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: Montana State University

Jan. 28-29

American Sheep Industry Association Convention

  • Virtual conference
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $25; registration closes Jan. 22
  • Sponsor: American Sheep Industry Association

Feb. 1-3

California Plant and Soil Conference

  • Online via Zoom
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $90, increases to $115 after Jan. 25; register here
  • Contact:
  • Sponsor: UCANR Program Support Unit

Feb. 2

Idaho and Eastern Oregon Onion Crop Protection

  • Zoom meeting
  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsors: University of Idaho, Oregon State University

Landowner Incentives and Resources

  • Webinar via Zoom
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free; register here
  • Sponsor: OSU Extension

Feb. 3-6

Klamath Bull and Horse Sale

  • Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • Weigh-in, sifting and trials all day; bull and cow auction Saturday
  • Contact: (541) 274-1499;

Feb. 9

Healthy Vineyard Soils

  • Webinar
  • 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $80/single day registration, $150/both days; register here
  • Contact:
  • Sponsor: UCD Viticulture & Enology

Feb. 9-11

World Ag Expo

  • Virtual event
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9-10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11
  • Free registration; create a MyPlanner account to keep track of activities
  • Sponsor: International Agri-Center

Feb. 11

2021 Rice Growers Meeting

  • Zoom meeting; details to be released
  • Contact: Luis Espino
  • Sponsor: Butte County

Feb. 16

Managing Troublesome Weeds

  • Online via Zoom
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • $15 per person or sliding scale; register here
  • Sponsor: OSU Extension

Feb. 23-24

Cattle Industry Winter Reboot

  • Online meeting
  • Cost: $75 for members, $150 for non-members
  • Register here
  • Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Feb. 25

Vegetable Crops & IPM Workshop

  • Zoom webinar
  • 9 to 11:40 a.m.
  • More information to follow
  • Contact: Ali Montazar -
  • Sponsor: Imperial County Cooperative Extension

To view the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources' full calendar of events, click here. For information about AgCEU courses, click here. For the UC Agritourism Directory, click here. Find a link to UCCE in your county on the map at For the Almond Board of California's calendar of events, click here.

For Oregon State University Extension's complete events calendar, click here. For the University of Arizona Extension's, click here. For Washington State University Extension's, click here. For the University of Idaho Extension's, click here. The University of Nevada-Reno Extension's event calendar is here; Utah State University Extension's is here; the University of Wyoming's is here; Montana State University Extension's is here; and Colorado State University Extension's is here.

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