Upcoming Events

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 Office at (812) 349-2575 or mailto:afthompson@purdue.edu. Registration deadline is June 1.

 

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