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Upcoming Events

High Tunnel Tour at SWPAC

Date: August 22, 2016 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. (EST)

Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 47591

Please join us for a high tunnel tour at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center. You will learn about high tunnel tomato diseases and management, end of season field sanitation, potential of grafting in high tunnel tomato production, use of shade cloth and sprayer calibration.

Please feel free to bring samples for disease identification

The tour is free, to register please call (812) 886-0198. If you need transportation, please let us knowFor more information please contact Dan Egel at egel@purdue.edu or Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu.


Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop 

Date: August 20, 2016, noon -7:30 P.M. (EST)

Location: Purdue Polytechnic-New Albany, 3000 Technology Ave, New Albany, IN 47150

The workshop will cover a wide range of topics including high tunnel and hoop houses, food safety, vegetable production, pricing products, beginning farmer resources and beekeeping. A southern style barbecue will be provided. The workshop is free, register online at the Purdue Extension Education Store (https://edustore.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?itemID=22539) or call (765) 494-6795.


Illinois Pumpkin Field Day

Date: August 31, 2016, 10:00 A.M. (CST)

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

Topics include variety selection, disease, and weed management, marketing and overall crop management. Registration will open at 9 A.M., with the welcome starting at 10 A.M. 2016 Illinois Pumpkin Field Day is free to the public and lunch is included. Registration is required, please register by calling (618) 687-1727 or online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=14998 by Friday, August 26, 2016.


Beginning Farmer Tour

Date: September 29, 2016

Location: River Ridge Farm, Roann, IN.

This four-season farm produces vegetables and small fruits. The tour will include information about operating an on-farm store, farm-to-school, and four-season growing.The tour will be 9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. (EST). Lunch will be served.The tours are free, but registration is required. Registration at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?itemID=22368


7th National Small Farm Conference

Date: September 20-22, 2016

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.vsu.edu/nationalsmallfarmconference/

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