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Upcoming Events

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.

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers’ Technical Meeting

Date: November 21, 2017 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (EST)

Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center (SWPAC), 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN

The meeting will start at 5:00 pm for board members to discuss topics for the March meeting, which will be held in French Lick, IN. Any member who wants to participate in the discussion is welcome. At 6:00 pm, dinner will be served. Following that, we will showcase variety trials conducted at SWPAC in 2017, which includes seedless watermelons, cantaloupes, and personal-sized watermelons. Any grower interested in becoming a member is invited to attend. Membership dues are $15 per year and can be paid at the meeting. To register please call (812) 886-0198. Registration is due by Nov. 10. Any questions, please contact Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu 


Indiana Hort Congress & Trade Show

Indiana Hort Congress & Trade Show will be held on Feb. 13-15, 2018. It is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

Please check the website https://www.inhortcongress.org/ for more information about Indiana Hort Congress & Trade Show.



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. 

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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