Upcoming Events

Pickin’ and Packin’: 2016 Postharvest Produce Workshop

Date: July 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Oaktown Produce Depot. 13990 N. Old Hwy 41, Oaktown, IN 47561

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Date: July 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Purdue University, Nelson Hall of Food Science, Rm 1195, 745 Agriculture Mall Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906

Two workshops will be offered for updating produce growers on the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule and other food safety issues. It will also provide practical advice for postharvest handling of produce. The workshop is free. Participants are asked to pre-register at http://bit.ly/2016PostharvestWorkshop. For more information please contact Scott Monroe at (812) 886-0198 or jsmonroe@purdue.edu.

Beginning Farmer Tours

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.

Illinois Pumpkin Field Day

Dates: August 31, 2016

Location: Ewing Demonstration Center, 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL 62836

For more information, contact Nathan Johanning at (618) 687-1727 or njohann@illinois.edu

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