Upcoming meetings for agri marketers.JANUARY
JAN. 4-7: Beltwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded . Contact 901/274-9030 or visit www.cotton.org/beltwide.
JAN. 9-12: American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and representing the interests of U.S. farmers. More than five million members in 50 states and Puerto Rico belong to the AFBF, making it the largest U.S. Annual Convention, Charlotte, N.C. Contact Tracy Taylor Grondine at 202/406-3642 or visit www.fb.com.
JAN. 18-19: Mid-America Ag Show, Indianapolis. Contact 740/452-4541 or visit www.midamericaagshow.com.
JAN. 19-22: National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants Annual Meeting, Universal City, Calif. Contact 901/861-0511 or visit www.naicc.org.
JAN. 21-23: National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, Calif. Contact 202/626-8700 or visit www.ncfc.org.
JAN. 25-26: Indian River Indian River, lagoon, c.100 mi (160 km) long, E Fla., parallel to the east coast from N of Titusville to Stuart. Along the lagoon a variety of citrus and vegetable products are grown and transported by small boats to towns on its waterway and those further inland. Citrus Show, Fort Pierce, Fla. Contact 440/942-2000 or visit www.meistermedia.com.
JAN. 26-28: International Poultry Exposition, Atlanta. Contact 770/493-9401 or visit www.poultryegg.org.
JAN. 27-31: National Cotton Council Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Contact 901/274-9030 or visit www.cotton.org.
FEB. 2-5: National Cattlemen's Beef Association National Cattlemen's Beef Association or NCBA, an advocacy group for beef producers in the United States, reports that it works "to increase profit opportunities for cattle and beef producers by enhancing the business climate and building consumer demand. Trade Show, San Antonio. Contact 303/850-3335 or visit www.beefusa.org.
FEB. 7-9: National Ethanol Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact 202/289-3835 or visit www.ethanolRFA.org.
FEB. 8-10: World Ag Expo The World Ag Expo is the world's largest agricultural exposition. Each year it is held in Tulare, California, in the United States during the second week of February. Prior to its 2001 rename, the event was titled "California Farm Equipment Show and International Exposition. , Tulare, Calif. Contact 800/999-9186 or visit www.worldagexpo.com
FEB. 10-12: North American North American
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North American blastomycosis
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North American cattle tick
see boophilusannulatus. Farmers' Direct Marketing Conference and Trade Show, Boston. Contact 413/529-0386 or visit www.nafdma.com.
FEB. 16-19: National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Ky. Contact 502/367-5200 or visit www. farmmachineryshow.org.
FEB. 19-22: North American Grain Congress, Reno, Nev. Contact 806/749-3478 or visit www.graincongress.org.
FEB. 23-25: National Frame Builders Association's Annual Convention and Expo, Columbus, Ohio. Contact 785/843-2444 or visit www.nfba.org.
FEB. 24-26: Commodity Classic, Austin, Texas. Contact Kristi Burmeister at 636/928-3700 or visit www.commodityclassic.com.
MARCH 1-2: New England Dairy and Beef Expo, Burlington, Vt. Contact 800/218-5586.
MARCH 3-5: AFIA AFIA American Feed Industry Association
AFIA Assets for Independence Act
AFIA Association Francaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle (French Association for Artificial Intelligence)
AFIA Away from It All
AFIA Air Force Inspection Agency Agro, Jalisco, Mexico. Contact 703/524-0810 or visit www.afia.org.
MARCH 5-8: Food Distributors International Annual Business Conference, Orlando, Fla. Visit www.fdi.org/meet/meet.html.
MARCH 5-8: American Association of Swine Veterinarians Veterinarians and veterinary surgeons (vets) are medical professionals who operate exclusively on animals. Well-known and notable veterinarians include: