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Southeastern Expo
June 18-19, Greeneville, Tenn.
Tennessee’s Greene County Partnership and the University of Tennessee (UT) Institute of Agriculture will host the two-day event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and the UT Agricultural Experiment Station in Greeneville. The expo will include educational sessions focused on the latest ag business and management practices. A variety of displays will be available, and traditional and modern production techniques will be demonstrated. For more information visit www.southeasternexpo.org or contact Lori Collins at (423) 638-4111 or gcp@xtn.net.

Ag energy conference
June 24-25, Arlington, Va.
The conference, titled "Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy," is sponsored by Farm Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Energy Policy and New Uses. The event is expected to be the first major comprehensive examination in a decade of agriculture’s energy role. Topics covered during the event will include investment opportunities, technological barriers, research needs, and agriculture’s need for and ability to produce energy. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman will address the crowd of energy industry executives, commodity leaders, agribusiness managers, economists and government leaders expected to attend the two-day event. The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Registration is $200. For more information and online registration view www.farmfoundation.org, or contact Steve Halbrook at (630) 571-9393 or steve@farmfoundation.org.

Purdue University CRM seminar
June 28-29, West Lafayette, Ind.
Purdue University will host its customer relationship seminar, titled "Strategic Customer Relationship Management," at the Purdue campus in West Lafayette. During the seminar, agribusiness participants will assess customer relationships, market segmentation and how to implement customer relationship management.

For more information contact the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at (765) 494-4247, e-mail Sharon Wall, swall@purdue.edu, or visit www.agecon.purdue.edu.

MU field days
July 13; Aug. 5, 24; Sept. 2, 8, 10; Oct. 8, 16, Missouri
University of Missouri (MU) has released its 2004 field day schedule. Advancements in crop, livestock, horticultural and agroforestry research will be on display during the field days scheduled throughout Missouri. For more information and a complete schedule, visit http://aes.missouri.edu/calendar.stm.

AEM 2004 Ag Marketing Seminar
July 13, Rosemont, Ill.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will meet at the Holiday Inn O’Hare International in Rosemont. The seminar is geared toward marketing, sales and management executives, and account managers as well as market analysts from the ag equipment industry.

Seminar details and registration forms are available online at www.aem.org/education/confsems/agmarketing.

Southern Belle Invitation
July 16-18, Tunica, Miss.
The Tunica Arena and Exposition Center will host the Southern Belle Invitation, a national livestock event expected to draw a record crowd and bring more than 1,000 people exhibiting 600 horses. The South’s largest pleasure show futurity will spotlight world-renowned trainers and quarter horses competing for cash prizes, which exceeded $135,000 last year.

12th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals
July 19-22, East Lansing, Mich.
The conference will take place on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus. The early registration deadline has been extended to June 15. Registration information and other details can be found at the conference Web site, http://12icpd.cvm.msu.edu.

Risk management workshop
July 23-24, Rock Falls, Ill.
The Illinois Beef Association (IBA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) will host a risk management workshop titled, "Marketing Your Way to Profitability," in conjunction with the IBA annual meeting at the Deer Valley Country Club in Rock Falls. The session, taught by CME representatives and Cattle-Fax analysts, will feature hands-on training in using futures and options as marketing tools. Registration costs $100 for NCBA members or state affiliates, and $150 for nonmembers. One-day registration is also available for $60 and $75, respectively. Nonmembers can join IBA during registration to obtain the member rate. For more information and/or to register, contact the IBA at (217) 787-4280 or Renee Lloyd at (303) 850-3373 or rlloyd@beef.org.

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