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Upcoming Events

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 bring $10 for the PARP program.  If you have questions or want to RSVP, please contact Barb Joyner or Dan Egel at 812-886-0198 or email joynerb@purdue.edu. Please RSVP by February 25,2016.

Michiana Vegetable & Fruit Growers Meeting

Location: Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 County Rd 34, Goshen, IN.

Date: March 9, 2016

This day-long (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) event will feature a trade show and educational sessions.  It will also count as a Private Applicator Recertification Program. The registration fee is $30. Additional attendees from the same operation may attend for $15/person. The registration fee includes handouts and lunch. PARP credit is an additional $10. Registration deadline for the event is March 2. Details of the education program can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/noble/pages/article.aspx?intItemID=13927. Registration and for more information, please contact John E. Woodmansee at 260-636-2111, email: jwoodman@purdue.edu, or your local agriculture and natural resource extension educators.

Starlight Vegetable Growers Meeting

Location: Joe Huber Family Farm and restaurant. 2421 Engle Rd., Borden, IN 47106

Date: March 10, 2016

This year the topics presented will be “Vegetable Growers and Pollinators”, “How Fungicides Work: Vegetable Style”, and “Bee Aware”. The program fee for this event is $10 per person. Please pre-register by March 2. Registration and dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the program. PARP credit is available with additional $10. Commercial Pesticide CCH’s in category 1 can also be earned by participants that attend this program. Please note that if inclement weather prevents this event from happening on March 10, it will be rescheduled for March 17. If you have any questions please contact Gina Anderson, Floyd County ANR/CD Extension Educator at 812-948-5470 or email at gmanders@purdue.edu.

Food Safety for Market Growers 

Location: Webinar

Date: March 8, 2016, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

More information please contact Scott Monroe at 812-886-0198 or email at  jsmonroe@purdue.edu.

2016 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

Location: Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, Mississippi

Date: March 1 and 2, 2016

Topics include greenhouse system, greenhouse design and engineering, alternative heating options, marketing, budget, plant nutrition, alternative crops, water sanitation and pest management. Early registration is $175, due by February 20. On-site registration is $200 per person. More information is available at http://greenhousetomatosc.com/.

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