Irrigation Workshop for Small-Scale Vegetable Producers on Sept. 4 – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Irrigation Workshop for Small-Scale Vegetable Producers on Sept. 4

Irrigation workshop September 4, 2024.

Irrigation workshop September 4, 2024.

Date: September 4, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 8:00 PM EST
Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center, 4369 N Purdue Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591
Dinner Provided

Join us for an informative workshop designed specifically for small-scale vegetable producers. This event will be held at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center in Vincennes, IN, on September 4th, 2024, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM EST. Dinner will be provided.

Workshop Highlights

  • Understanding Irrigation: Learn the importance of proper irrigation management for vegetable production.
  • NRCS EQIP Programs: Discover available programs and how to apply for them.
  • Expert Speakers:
    • Cara Bergschneider, NRCS Urban Conservationist
    • Wenjing Guan, Purdue Extension Specialist
    • Scott Wagner, NRCS Agricultural Engineer

Topics Covered

  • Plant Response to Water
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Automatic Irrigation Control
  • Estimating Soil Moisture and Soil Moisture Sensors
  • Irrigation Water Quality
  • Water and Soil Health

The workshop includes both indoor presentations and field tours to demonstrate the concepts discussed.


This program is free but limited to 50 participants. If you are interested, please register using the link. For questions about registration, contact Valerie Clingerman at or (812) 882-3509. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Barb Joyner at or (812) 886-0198.

Partnership and Funding

This event is a partnership between Purdue Extension, NRCS, and the Indiana Urban Soil Health Program. Funding for this workshop was made possible by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture through grant A337-22-SCBG-21-003. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the ISDA. USDA and its partnering organizations are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.

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