73 articles tagged "Events".

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. Illinois Pumpkin Field Day Date: August 31, 2016 Location: Ewing Demonstration Center, 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL 62836 For more information, contact Nathan Johanning at (618) 687-1727 or njohann@illinois.edu Beginning Farmer Tours Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and farm-to-school programs. The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=BeginFarmer[Read More…]


The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project is a great opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted chemicals. It is free of charge up to 250 pounds. To dispose of pesticides, complete the Pesticide Clean Sweep Planning form (the form is attached with the newsletter) and mail, fax or e-mail the completed form to Kevin Neal at Purdue University. 175 South University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2063, 765-494-4331 (fax) or nealk@purdue.edu no latter than Monday, August 1, 2016. Then bring your labeled, leak free and safe to transport containers to the collection site. Do NOT mix materials. Pesticides will be accepted from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm local time at the following dates and locations: August 16 – Dubois County Fairgrounds/Huntingburg August 17 – Jackson County Fairgrounds/Brownstown August 18 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds/Madison August 23 – Newton County Fairgrounds/Kentland August 24 – Allen County Fairgrounds/Fort Wayne August 25 – Hendricks County Fairgrounds/Danville More information about[Read More…]


Pickin’ and Packin’: 2016 Postharvest Produce Workshop Date: July 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT) Location: Purdue University, Nelson Hall of Food Science, Rm 1195, 745 Agriculture Mall Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906 Workshops will be offered for updating produce growers on the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule and other food safety issues. It will also provide practical advice for postharvest handling of produce. The workshop is free. Participants are asked to pre-register at http://bit.ly/2016PostharvestWorkshop. For more information please contact Scott Monroe at (812) 886-0198 or jsmonroe@purdue.edu. Beginning Farmer Tours July 14, 2016: Melon Acres, Oaktown. Community-supported agriculture and agritourism. Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and farm-to-school programs. The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=BeginFarmer For more information about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher program, or the farm tour schedule, contact Kevin Gibson at (765) 496-2161 or kgibson@purdue.edu. Illinois Pumpkin Field[Read More…]


Pickin’ and Packin’: 2016 Postharvest Produce Workshop Date: July 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT) Location: Oaktown Produce Depot. 13990 N. Old Hwy 41, Oaktown, IN 47561 and Date: July 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT) Location: Purdue University, Nelson Hall of Food Science, Rm 1195, 745 Agriculture Mall Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906 Two workshops will be offered for updating produce growers on the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule and other food safety issues. It will also provide practical advice for postharvest handling of produce. The workshop is free. Participants are asked to pre-register at http://bit.ly/2016PostharvestWorkshop. For more information please contact Scott Monroe at (812) 886-0198 or jsmonroe@purdue.edu. Beginning Farmer Tours June 25, 2016: Silverthorn Farm, Rossville. Organic fruits and vegetables, pastured pork and working with restaurants. July 14, 2016: Melon Acres, Oaktown. Community-supported agriculture and agritourism. Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and[Read More…]


Beginning Farmer Tours June 25, 2016: Silverthorn Farm, Rossville. Organic fruits and vegetables, pastured pork and working with restaurants. July 14, 2016: Melon Acres, Oaktown. Community-supported agriculture and agritourism. Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and farm-to-school programs. The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=BeginFarmer For more information about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher program, or the farm tour schedule, contact Kevin Gibson at (765) 496-2161 or kgibson@purdue.edu.   Illinois Pumpkin Field Day Dates: August 31, 2016 Location: Ewing Demonstration Center, 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL 62836 For more information, contact Nathan Johanning at (618) 687-1727 or njohann@illinois.edu


Beginning Farmer Tours June 25, 2016: Silverthorn Farm, Rossville. Organic fruits and vegetables, pastured pork and working with restaurants. July 14, 2016: Melon Acres, Oaktown. Community-supported agriculture and agritourism. Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and farm-to-school programs. The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=BeginFarmer For more information about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher program, or the farm tour schedule, contact Kevin Gibson at (765) 496-2161 or kgibson@purdue.edu.   Hops Field Day Location: Crazy Horse Hop Farm. 8781 S. County Road 925 West Knightstown, IN 46158 Date: June 4 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST Learn about irrigation management, hilling in hops yards, petiole test for nutrients, pruning lower foliage for mildew management and insect identification (bring specimens). Please register at http://bit.ly/1rkkciw or at The Purdue Extension – Monroe County Office at (812) 349-2575 or afthompson@purdue.edu. Registration deadline is June 1.


Beginning Farmer Tours May 26, 2016: South Circle Farm, Indianapolis. Urban agriculture, organic farming and key tools for managing small-scale farming operations. June 25, 2016: Silverthorn Farm, Rossville. Organic fruits and vegetables, pastured pork and working with restaurants. July 14, 2016: Melon Acres, Oaktown. Community-supported agriculture and agritourism. Sept. 29, 2016: River Ridge Farm, Roann. Four-season vegetable farming, operating an on-farm store, and farm-to-school programs. The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=BeginFarmer For more information about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher program, or the farm tour schedule, contact Kevin Gibson at (765) 496-2161 or kgibson@purdue.edu. Hops Field Day Location: Crazy Horse Hop Farm. 8781 S. County Road 925 West Knightstown, IN 46158 Date: June 4 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST Learn about irrigation management, hilling in hops yards, petiole test for nutrients, pruning lower foliage for mildew management and insect identification (bring specimens). Please register at http://bit.ly/1rkkciw or at The Purdue Extension – Monroe County[Read More…]


High Tunnel Tour at SWPAC Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 47591 Date: May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST Please join us for a high tunnel tour at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center. You will see state-of-the-art high tunnels, learn about season extension of strawberry production under high tunnels and early season frost protection by using row covers. We will also discuss the potential of grafted tomatoes and cucumbers grown in high tunnels. The tour is free, to register please call (812) 886-0198. For more information please contact Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu.     USDA-AMS webinar: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, i.e., the Produce Safety Regulation Date: April 21, 2:00-3:00 EST For more information, please visit https://amsfv.webex.com/amsfv/onstage/g.php?MTID=eeb487e80d56a3c58d4b6f4a242bd75ae   Beginning Farmer Tours Location: South Circle Farm in Indianapolis Date: May 26, 2016. 10:45 AM to 4:00 PM EST Learn about key[Read More…]


Fruit and vegetable farmers, wholesale produce buyers, agency personnel, and others are invited to attend a Community Meeting to discuss the potential development of an Indiana Fresh Produce Food Safety Audit Service. This community event is a critical component of a study being conducted by New Venture Advisors and Liz Maynard to assess whether or not an Indiana Food Safety Audit Service should be developed and, if so, how it should be structured. This community meeting will be an opportunity for us to hear from fruit and vegetable farmers who would want to utilize an Indiana Audit Service and are interested in helping to shape the concept. We are also seeking ideas and feedback from wholesale produce buyers, members of state agencies and other stakeholders in Indiana. When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time Location: Third Floor, Discovery Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis RSVP by Friday March 18th: Liz Maynard,[Read More…]


Food Safety Program A series of workshops will help produce marketers better understand food safety practices to lower the risk of contamination by a foodborne illness. Workshop “On-Farm Food Safety for Produce Direct Marketers” will be held on the following dates and locations (all times local): * March 23: Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne; 9 a.m.; James Wolff at 260-481-6826. * March 24: Kosciusko County Extension Office, 202 W. Main St., Warsaw; 6:30 p.m.; Kelly Heckaman, 574-372-2340. * April 5: Harrison County Extension Office, 247 Atwood St., Corydon; 6 p.m.; Miranda Ulery, 812-738-4236. * April 26: Morgan County Administration Building, 180 S. Main St., Martinsville; 7 p.m.; Amanda Dickson, 765-342-1010. * April 28: Posey County Fairgrounds, 111 Harmony Township Road, New Harmony; time to be announced. Jon Neufelder, 812-838-1331. There is no cost, registration is available at http://bit.ly/1nhXZyt. For any additional questions, contact Scott Monroe at jsmonroe@purdue.edu or 812-886-0198.   Workshop: Solar Energy[Read More…]


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