Good Fruit Grower

February 15

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GOOD TO GO For a complete listing of upcoming events, check the Calendar at FEBRUARY February 12���14 World Ag Expo, Tulare County Fairgrounds, Tulare, California. For information, go to February 19 2013 Northwest Pear Research Review, Hood River Best Western, Hood River, Oregon. Contact Kathy Coffey, (509) 665-8271, Ext. 2, or go online to Farm labor conference February 19���20 IPM Academy, Okemos Conference Center, Okemos, Michigan. For information, visit 2013, or contact Erin Lizotte at (231) 944-6504 or e-mail February 20���21 Washington Farm Labor Association Workforce Summit, Yakima Holiday Inn, and Annual Labor Conference, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. Separate registration is required. To learn more, go to andevents. February 21���23 Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Grape and Wine Conference, Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront, St. Paul, Minnesota. For information, go online to February 23 Women in Agriculture Conference, several locations throughout the state. To be updated about conference details by e-mail, contact Donna Rolen at donna.rolen@, or for more information, contact Margaret Viebrock, (509) 745-8534, e-mail viebrock@, or go online to February 23���28 International Fruit Tree Association Annual Conference, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. For information, go to MARCH March 7 Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium/Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. For more information, call Amy at (563) 320-2247 or visit March 8 Tree Fruit Ski Day, Mission Ridge, near Wenatchee, Washington, benefit for Doug Zahn Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contact Dan Kelly, (509) 662-6181, dkelly@waclear, or register at Washington Growers Clearing House Web site, S peakers from across the country will be in Yakima, Washington, on February 21 for the Washington Farm Labor Association���s annual labor conference. They include William Tamayo, regional attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for northern California and the Pacific Northwest, who will speak on sexual harassment in the workplace, with a focus on seasonal employers. Bishop Joe Tyson, archbishop of the Yakima Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, will discuss the moral aspects of immigration reform. A dozen workshops will be provided by regulators, attorneys, accountants and other specialists in labor and employment matters during the day-long conference, which will be held at the Yakima Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be preceded by a new Workforce Summit on the afternoon of February 20 at the Yakima Holiday Inn. It will focus on immigration reform, the H-2A program, and strategies seasonal employers can use to attract a legal and stable workforce. To see the full agenda or to register, go to the Web site andevents. Prevent Replant Disease and Nematode Infestation Schedul your e applicat ion TODAY! the ving Ser west orth ���c N Paci with Telone* C-17 soil fungicide and nematicide (includes chloropicrin) CUSTOM ORCHARD FUMIGATION Chris Ford/Dale England/Len England 509 687-9572 Chris, cell/text: 509 366-5180 Dale, cell/text: 509-860-9058 Len, cell: 509-679-7124 E-mail: Visit us at 38 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 GOOD FRUIT GROWER ! "

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