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Upcoming Events

Hydroponics Workshop II

Date: Sep 8, 2017, 7:30 am – noon.

Location: WSLR 116, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture 170 S. University St. Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/yb4dnwrh For further questions contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu, (765) 494-1296

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • LED lighting for winter produce in greenhouses
  • Things to know about successful production in ‘vertical or indoor farms’
  • Biological control of insects
  • Fertilizer recipes and injectors
  • Ongoing research in our greenhouses

Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop

Date: Oct. 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm.

Location: Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester.

Attendees for this workshop can learn about:

  • Business planning
  • Pasture management
  • Fruit and vegetable pest management
  • Pastured poultry
  • Greenhouse and high tunnel management
  • Marketing products

Purdue Extension experts will be available to discuss and answer questions. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. To register or find more information about the next four regional workshops, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/BegFarmerTours.

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

Date: Sep 26, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Michigan State University Horticulture Teaching and Research Center – 3291 College Rd, Holt, MI 48842

Registration: The fee for the field day and lunch is $15. Register before September 15th. More information and Registration of the field day is available at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/midwest_mechanical_weed_control_field_day 

Second National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health

Date: Dec 7-8, 2017

Location: Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, USA

The conference is intended for anyone interested in the practical use of cover crops and soil health improvement, including farmers; conservation agents; certified crop advisers (CCAs) and agribusiness staff; and university, nongovernmental organization (NGO), and agency representatives. 

Headliners for the conference include:

  • Keith Berns, a nationally known Nebraska farmer on the topic of carbonomics
  • David Montgomery, a geologist and popular author on soils and erosion, whose latest book is titled Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
  • Dan DeSutter, a grain farmer from the central Corn Belt and a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
  • Trey Hill, a grain farmer from the eastern Corn Belt and also a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
  • Jimmy Emmons, a rancher and grain farmer from the Southern Plains, who grazes cover crop

More information about the conference and registration is available at http://www.swcs.org/en/conferences/2017_national_conference_on_cover_crops/


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