Upcoming Events – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Upcoming Events

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

Aquaponics Conference 

Date: October 28-29, 2016

Location: Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Road in Kokomo

Aquaponics is a system that combines fish rearing and vegetable production. Topics include food safety of vegetables, pest control in aquaponics operations, indoor environmental conditions, vegetables for aquaponics, greenhouse structures and fish in aquaponics operations.

Early-bird registration fee through Sept. 18 is $90 for Indiana Aquaculture Association Inc. (IAAI) members and $100 for non-members. After that date, registration is $100 for IAAI members and $125 for non-members. An optional tour of Green River Greenhouse can be added for an additional $20 per person. Registration is available at www.indianaaquaculture.com.

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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