Legal developments of 2012: Amy Robinson will make a presentation on a legal update for Washington employers, 11:45 a.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Members $25, others $35. Registration includes lunch. Sponsored by Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management. http://www.swshrm.org
Business planning course for farmers: Washington State University Vancouver and Clark County Extension will offer a 10-week course, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning," from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through March 20, at the school, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Local farmers looking to expand or start their business will benefit from the program. Registration is $75 per farm or family, and class size is limited to the first 30 participants. Registration deadline is Jan. 14. Eric Lambert, small acreage program coordinator, 360-397-6060, ext. 5729.
Financial workshop: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, "Annuities and your Retirement," from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Register by Jan. 17. Debbie, 360-573-6604.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4491.