January

23-24 – 17th Annual Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, Ramada Inn-Salina, Salina; www.kartaonline.org.

25 – Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, North Pointe Conference Center, Lewis Center; ohiocattle.org/AnnualMeeting.

28-30 – International Production & Processing Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA; www.ippexpo.org.

30-31 – Driftless Region Beef Conference, Grand River Conference Center, Dubuque, IA; 515-294-6429 or www.aep.iastate.edu/beef.

Jan. 27 to Feb. 1 – 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko Convention Center, Elko, NV; 888-880-5885 or www.westernfolklife.org.

February

4-7 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, Nashville, TN; www.beefusa.org.

8-13 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL; www.rangelands.org/events.

11 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference, Conway County Fairgrounds, Morrilton, AR; www.uaex.edu.

11-13 World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA; www.worldagexpo.com.

13-14 Women Managing the Farm Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS; 785-532-2560 or womenmanagingthefarm.info.

15-23 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney; cattlemens.org.

20 Kentucky Alfalfa Conference, WKU Expo Center, Bowling Green; www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage.

20-21 Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center, Tempe, AZ; cals.arizona.edu/ans/swnmc.

20-21 USDA 2014 Agriculture Outlook Forum: The Changing Face of Agriculture, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA; www.usda.gov/oce/forum.

20-23 Illinois Beef Expo, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield; www.illinoisbeefexpo.com.

26-28 Global Food Safety Conference, Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA; tcgffoodsafety.com.

March

7 Kansas State University Cattlemen’s Day, Manhattan; www.asi.k-state.edu/species/beef/cattlemens-day.

10-12 W.B. “Dub” Yarborough Lectureship on Oil and Gas, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville; 361-593-5401 or krirm.tamuk.edu.

18-19 Tennessee Value-Added Beef Conference, Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, Manchester; rwholland@utk.edu or ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/VABeefConference.aspx.

19-22 North American Meat Association Meat Industry Management Conference and Annual Meeting, Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA; 510-763-1533 or meatassociation.com.