73 articles tagged "Events".

The transdisciplinary faculty from eight states (Texas, California, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Arizona) are preparing a research proposal for submission to the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The research and outreach activities will be conducted on melons.Your participation either as a producer, a retailer, or a consumer will help to establish a need for this research. We would appreciate your help in participating the survey. The survey is anonymous, it will take approximately 8-10 minutes. The survey should be completed by February 18, 2017. The link to the survey is: https://tamucehd.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_1YBuufvEu0wmciF


2017 Indiana Small Farm Conference Indiana Small Farm Conference will be held from Thursday, March 2 to Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Danville, Indiana at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. The Indiana Small Farm Conference is a three day learning and networking event supporting small or diversified farms. Information about this year’s programs, registration and lodging are available at http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-indiana-small-farm-conference/event-summary-24e5817fd2f040679885e788eb478b61.aspx Southwest Indiana Melon & Vegetable Growers Annual Meeting The Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Association (SWIM) will have their annual meeting on Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (EST), at the French Lick Resort & Casino Center, 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN. This year’s program includes Cover crops; Precision water and nutrient management; Commercial sweet potato production; Cucurbit pests; How Dicamba on soybeans affect vegetable growers; Food safety update; Watermelon and Cantaloupe variety update, and a PARP topic Utilizing precision Agriculture. Dr. Ajay Nair[Read More…]



The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) strives to facilitate widespread adoption of cover crops throughout the Midwest, to improve ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The Cover Crop Decision Tool is an initiative by the MCCC to consolidate cover crop information by state to help farmers make cover crop selections at the county level. The tool makes seeding date recommendations based on county specific weather information, and sorts cover crop species by desirable attributes of the farmer’s choosing. Indiana was the first state in the Midwest to implement a decision tool for field crops and Michigan is currently the only state with a decision tool for vegetable crops. Indiana SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) is funding the creation of a decision tool for vegetable crops in Indiana this fall. Both the IN field crops tool and MI vegetable tool can be found on the MCCC website (mccc.msu.edu). We are seeking[Read More…]


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Tomato Grafting Workshop  Date: November 14, 16,17, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST) Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center (SWPAC), 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN Grafting has the potential to control soilborne diseases and increase yield of high tunnel grown tomatoes. Grafted tomato transplants cost about $2-$4 per plant. High cost prevents growers using this technology. By developing a simple system, grafting tomatoes can be conducted at your own farms. To help tomato growers learn grafting technology, we plan to organize tomato grafting workshops at SWPAC this fall. The workshops will be conducted on Nov. 14, 16, 17, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (EST). The workshop is free, but please call us to register and pick the day that works best for you. To ensure every participant receives adequate hands-on practice opportunity, no more than 10 participants will be accepted on each day.  To register, please call (812) 886-0198.[Read More…]



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Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers’ Technical Meeting  Date: November 28, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center (SWPAC), 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN The meeting will start at 5 P.M. for board members to discuss topics for the March meeting. Any member who wants to participate in the discussion is welcome. At 6 P.M., dinner will be served. Following that, we will showcase variety trials conducted at SWPAC in 2016, which include seedless watermelons, cantaloupes, personal-sized watermelons, and seeded watermelons. Any grower interested in becoming a member is invited to attend. Membership dues are $15 per year and can be paid at the meeting. To register please call (812) 886-0198. Registration is due by Nov. 22. Any questions, please contact Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu    Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium Date: January 5, 2017 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CST Location: Teibel’s Family Restaurant, 1775 US 41, US 30 & US 41, Schererville,[Read More…]


Beginning Farmer Tour Date: September 29, 2016 Location: River Ridge Farm, Roann, IN. This four-season farm produces vegetables and small fruits. The tour will include information about operating an on-farm store, farm-to-school, and four-season growing.The tour will be 9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. (EST). Lunch will be served.The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?itemID=22368 Aquaponics Conference  Date: October 28-29, 2016 Location: Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Road in Kokomo Aquaponics is a system that combines fish rearing and vegetable production. Topics include food safety of vegetables, pest control in aquaponics operations, indoor environmental conditions, vegetables for aquaponics, greenhouse structures and fish in aquaponics operations. Early-bird registration fee through Sept. 18 is $90 for Indiana Aquaculture Association Inc. (IAAI) members and $100 for non-members. After that date, registration is $100 for IAAI members and $125 for non-members. An optional tour of Green River Greenhouse can be added for an additional[Read More…]


High Tunnel Tour at SWPAC Date: August 22, 2016 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (EST) Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 47591 Please join us for a high tunnel tour at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center. You will learn about high tunnel tomato diseases and management, end of season field sanitation, potential of grafting in high tunnel tomato production, use of shade cloth and sprayer calibration. Please feel free to bring samples for disease identification.  The tour is free, to register please call (812) 886-0198. If you need transportation, please let us know. For more information please contact Dan Egel at egel@purdue.edu or Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu.   Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop  Date: August 20, 2016, noon -7:30 P.M. (EST) Location: Purdue Polytechnic-New Albany, 3000 Technology Ave, New Albany, IN 47150 The workshop will cover a wide range of topics including high tunnel and hoop houses, food safety, vegetable production, pricing products, beginning[Read More…]


High Tunnel Tour at SWPAC Date: August 22, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 47591 Please join us for a high tunnel tour at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center. You will learn about high tunnel tomato diseases and management, end of season field sanitation, potential of grafting in high tunnel tomato production, use of shade clothe and sprayer calibration. The tour is free, to register please call (812) 886-0198. For more information please contact Dan Egel at egel@purdue.edu or Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu. Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop  Date: August 20, 2016, noon -7:30 pm Location: Purdue Polytechnic-New Albany, 3000 Technology Ave, New Albany, IN 47150 The workshop will cover a wide range of topics including high tunnel and hoop houses, food safety, vegetable production, pricing products, beginning farmer resources and beekeeping. A southern style barbecue will be provided. The workshop is[Read More…]


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