100th Annual National Farm Bureau Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

January 11-16, 2019

Credit: AFBF

The 100th Annual National Farm Bureau Convention and IDEAg Trade Show are coming to New Orleans, LA in January.  Add your voice to the united chorus of the premiere general agriculture organization, and attend the 100th consecutive American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show!  Participate in educational workshops to expand your leadership skills, business acumen, impactful policy discussions and more.  Celebrate the accomplishments of leaders in agriculture and witness powerful keynote speakers in the general sessions.  Explore the IDEAg Trade Show floor to gain a stronger industry network, shop featured products, learn about innovative technologies, and enjoy TED-style talks on the Cultivation Center stage.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gather with the agriculture community, and make your impact on the future of the industry.

Get all the details at https://www.fb.org/events/afbf-annual-convention/.

National Farmer’s Union 2019 Women’s Conference

January 13-17, 2019

Join the National Farmer’s Union for their 2019 Women’s Conference – “Farming in Community” in San Diego, CA.  Speakers will present on financial management, food safety, innovative marketing conservation, USDA programs, and more.  The convention also includes a half day of local farm tours.  Details are available on their website at https://nfu.org/education/womensconference/

2019 Southern SAWG Annual Conference

Pre-Conference courses: January 23–24, 2019 
General Conference: January 25–26, 2019

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group will be holding their annual event in Little Rock, AR, providing a forum to learn about sustainable farming techniques and marketing strategies, community food systems, and federal farm policies and programs that promote sustainable agriculture.  This event also provides producers, researchers, information providers, concerned consumers and community organizers the opportunity to build networks, strengthen alliances, and celebrate the achievements of Southern sustainable farmers.

The Southern SAWG conference is loaded with practical information tailored for those in the South producing organic and sustainable food on a commercial scale and for those in our region working to improve local food systems. All conference sessions, pre-conference courses and field trips will be led by successful producers and well-respected educators and organizers from around the region with extensive knowledge and, more importantly, practical experience.

For more information, visit their website at https://www.ssawg.org/january-2019-conference/.

38th Annual Flower and Garden Show

February 21–24, 2019

The 39th Annual Flower and Garden Show in Hartford, CT includes over an acre of award-winning landscape exhibits constructed by some of the most talented landscape designers in Connecticut, the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc’s Standard Flower Show and design & horticulture competition “Breath of Spring”, speakers, seminars and more.

Additional information and tickets are available on their website at https://ctflowershow.com/.