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Upcoming Events

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 Applications for Agriculture

Location: Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Date: March 23, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST

This workshop will demonstrate the benefits of the use of solar energy on small farms. Topics include solar thermal hot water applications for agriculture; Indiana solar installations; USDA Rural development REAP grant and loan guarantee program etc. To register, contact Steve Engleking at 260-499-6334 or sengleking@purdue.edu by March 16. More information is available at https://extension.purdue.edu/pages/event.aspx?intEventID=3170&ED=7754


Good Food Festival & Conference

Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60608

Date: March 24-26

More information is available at http://www.goodfoodfestivals.com/


Smart Vegetable Gardening 101 Webinar Series

Location: Webinar

Date: March 15-April 19, 6-7 pm on Tuesdays

Smart Vegetable Gardening 101 Webinar series is an online class for introductory and beginning vegetable gardeners held by Michigan State University Extension. It comprises six one-hour online classes. More information is available at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/smart_vegetable_gardening_101_webinar_series_march_thru_april_2016

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