Upcoming Events

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Date: September 28, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center, 4369 N. Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN

Purdue Extension will be hosting a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training on September 28th. The training will be held in the basement of the SWPAP building at the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 N. Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN 47591.

This program meets the training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Cost is $100 and covers course manual, completion certificate, and lunch. Register by going to www.SafeProduceIN.com and clicking on the “Get Trained” option. Participants must pre-register. Registration will be closed on 9/26/18.
For more information, contact Scott Monroe at (812) 886-0198.

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers’ Technical Meeting

Date: November 15, 2018 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 2018, which includes seedless watermelons, melons, seeded watermelons, 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. 7. Any questions, please contact Wenjing Guan guan40@purdue.edu 

Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium

Date: January 8, 2019 8:00 am –  4:00 pm Central Time

Location: Teibel’s restaurant in Schererville, IN.

This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production practices, variety selection, and marketing; visit with vendors; and network with other growers.

Information about registration and more details about the program content will be available online in late November at http://tinyurl.com/ivgs2019. For more information regarding the program, contact Nikky Witkowski at (219) 755-3240, or at nikky@purdue.edu.

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

Date: Sept. 26, 9:30 am -4:00 pm Central Time

Location: PrairiErth Farm, 2073 2000 Ave, Atlanta, IL 61723

Registration is $20, register online at www.thelandconnection.org/farmers


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