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2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference Location: Danville, Indiana Date: March 3 to 5, 2016 Keynote speaker of this year’s conference is Mary Dee Berry the executive director of The Berry Center, and Ben Hartman the author of The Lean Farm. More information regarding registration, conference schedule, as well as directions and lodging is available at https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/smallfarms/Pages/default.aspx. Southwest Indiana Melon & Vegetable Growers Meeting Location: French Lick Resort and Casino, 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN 47432 Date: March 4, 2016 Registration and viewing of commercial exhibits will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The educational program begins at 9:00 a.m. Detail of the program is available at https://www.facebook.com/SWPurdueAgCenter/. Lunch, which will be available with the $15 registration, will be from 11:45 until 1:15 p.m.  The afternoon educational program has been approved for Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) credit and commercial pesticide credits have been applied for. Please[Read More…]


​The Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Association will hold their technical meeting and variety trial showcase on Thursday, December 3rd at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center, 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN. The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M., dinner will be served. At approximately 7:00 P.M., the variety trial discussion will begin. Any grower interested in becoming a member is invited to attend. Membership dues are $15 per year and can be paid at the meeting. If you have questions or want to RSVP, please contact Barb Joyner or Dan Egel at 812-886-0198 or email joynerb@purdue.edu. RSVP are due by November 20th.


​Beginning Farmer Tour. Saturday, November 7, 2015. 9:00 A.M. – Noon CST. Perkins Good Earth Farm, DeMotte, IN. Breakfast, networking session, lunch, tour. Soil health, cover crops, vegetable and high tunnel production. Sponsored by Purdue Extension and Local Growers Guild. For more information and to register contact the Purdue Extension Education Store at https://www.edustore.purdue.edu/ or 888-EXT-INFO. Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Association Technical Meeting and Variety Trial Showcase. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. 6:00 P.M. dinner, 7:00 P.M. Variety Trial Showcase. SWPAC, 4369 N. Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN. RSVP by November 20 by phone 812-886-0198 or email joynerb@purdue.edu. Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium. Tuesday, January 5, 2016. 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. CST. Teibel’s Restaurant, Schererville, IN. Registration and program available in early December. Contact Liz Maynard, 219-548-3674 or vegcrops@purdue.edu. Indiana Horticultural Congress. January 19-21, 2016. Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN. www.inhortcongress.org. Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, 765-494-1296 or ljollybr@purdue.edu. Midwest Women in[Read More…]


Indiana Hort Congress Flyer

​Arthritis and Agriculture. Thursday, September 24, 2015. 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EDT. Presenter: Amber D. Wolfe, M.S., from the National AgrAbility project. To participate, register at https://goo.gl/R8Eq1I. You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to participate in the webinar. You will also receive a reminder 24 hours before the webinar begins. Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others. Wednesday, October 7, 2015. 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. EDT. Webinar. To participate go to this URL on Oct. 7: https://purdue.webex.com/join/rballard. This program will provide a basic introduction to some of the current grants, applicant eligibility, and how to apply for funding. Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Educator, ANR, Hancock County/ Indiana SARE Coordinator will offer basic information about the available grants, insight on SARE priorities. Kris Parker, Purdue Community Development Regional Educator, will offer a few tips for grant writing success in 2016 and beyond. Questions? Contact Roy at[Read More…]


Kale varieties growing in test plot.

​If you grow kale you may be interested in the ‘You Heart Kale’ effort promoted by Indiana’s Farm to School program for this year’s Food Day. The “Kale Toolkit”  provided by the Indiana Dept. of Education encourages schools to buy kale from local farmers, plant kale in the school garden, let students taste-test kale recipes, and serve kale in the school cafeteria to celebrate Food Day. Food Day is October 24, but schools can pick any day in October to have their official celebration. The toolkit also includes kale recipes that might be of interest to direct marketers. Learn more about Farm to School in Indiana at www.doe.in.gov/nutrition/farm-school.



​The Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Indiana Grown Program is an all-inclusive collaborative initiative to promote Indiana produced agricultural products to Indiana residents, restaurants, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, wholesalers, processors and other retail businesses. In addition, through the Indiana Grown program, the ISDA is establishing a marketing strategy to promote Indiana agriculture nationally as well as internationally. The Indiana Grown program is seeking Indiana producers to attend the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Conference located in Atlanta, Georgia from October 22-25. The PMA Fresh Summit conference is a great opportunity for producers to market their product to potential buyers. The Summit is where produce and floral industry leaders from around the world converge to share ideas, breakthroughs and inspiration. No other single conference in the produce industry helps one create global connections, cultivate industry talent, find practical solutions to complex science and technology issues. PMA’s connections reach across the[Read More…]


​Beginning Farmer Tours. Free farm tours and networking events sponsored by Purdue Extension and Local Growers Guild. For more information and to register contact the Purdue Extension Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu or 888-EXT-INFO. September 8: Growing Places Indy, Indianapolis, IN. Lunch, networking session, tour. Urban produce farm with raised beds, u-pick, and greenhouses. September 14: Morning Harvest, Palmyra and Hardinsburg, IN. Breakfast, networking session, lunch and tour. Developing local markets for produce, including marketing to institutions such as hospitals and schools, hydroponic lettuce, herbs, strawberries, and more. October 11: Simpson Family Farm, Martinville, IN. Lunch, networking session, tour. Grassfed beef, pastured pork, and poultry. November 7: Perkins Good Earth Farm, DeMotte, IN. Breakfast, networking session, lunch, tour. Soil health, cover crops, vegetable and high tunnel production. Arthritis and Agriculture. Thursday, September 24, 2015. 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EDT. Presenter: Amber D. Wolfe, M.S., from the National AgrAbility project. To[Read More…]


​​Code Red Webinar. Thursday, August 27, 2015. 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EDT. The Code Red tool developed by the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team is a must have for every family, business, and farm operation. The tool includes important information such as passwords, bank account information, rental agreements, insurance papers, power of attorney documents, and much more, in one easy location. After completing the Code Red plan, it will become the “go to” tool if something happens to a key member of the management team. We hope this tool will help farm families turn a code red situation into a code green so the business can continue to operate on a daily basis. To participate, register at https://goo.gl/f3gLFM. You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to participate in the webinar August 27. You will also receive a reminder 24 hours before the webinar begins. Illinois Pumpkin Day.[Read More…]


​Pinney Purdue Vegetable Field Day and Sweet Corn Sampler. Thursday, August 13, 2015. 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. CDT. Pinney Purdue Ag Center, 11402 S. County Line Rd., Wanatah, IN. Plot tours include soil health management and disease suppressive soils, tomatoes and peppers in high tunnels, and sweet corn varieties. Private Applicator Recertification (PARP) Credit available. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/no6tosr or contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu, or 765-494-1296. Beginning Farmer Tours. Free farm tours and networking events sponsored by Purdue Extension and Local Growers Guild. For more information and to register contact the Purdue Extension Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu or 888-EXT-INFO. August 18: Redbud Farm, home of Caprini Creamery, Spiceland, IN. Breakfast, networking, lunch and tour. September 8: Growing Places Indy, Indianapolis, IN. Lunch, networking session, tour. Urban produce farm with raised beds, u-pick, and greenhouses. September 14: Morning Harvest, Palmyra and Hardinsburg, IN. Breakfast, networking session, lunch and tour. Developing[Read More…]


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