Upcoming Events

Meigs High Tunnel Field Day

Date: July 18, 2019

Location: Purdue Meigs Farm, 9101 S 100E, Lafayette, IN 47909

Topics of the field day include Production of specialty melons in high tunnels; Early detection of bacterial wilt; Impact of crop rotation and rootstock on the resilience of high tunnel tomatoes. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Registration is free, but required.
Register here https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HXQwDluRiOnwAB For questions please contact Lori Jolly-Brown at ljollybr@purdue.edu or (765) 494-1296

 

Small Farm Education Field Day at Purdue Student FarmĀ 

Date: August 1, 2019

Location: Purdue Student Farm, West Lafayette, IN 47907

The Purdue Student Farm is proud to announce its second annual Small Farm Education Field Day. The event is packed with educational sessions during the morning, followed by a tour and hands-on experiences on the farm. Topics of discussion throughout the day include basic planning tools for a sustainable small farm operation, testing and restoring soils in urban and peri-urban systems, scheduling crops in high tunnels, using different cover crops to build your soil, calculating profits and return on investment using enterprise budgets and food safety plants for small growers and gardeners. During the afternoon there will be a rototiller versus power harrow, high tunnel tomato and sweet pepper production, leaf mold composting, vegetable wash station design, and solar dryer demonstrations.

Registration fee is $20.

Register here https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qQfl05iryF3COp

Registration closes July 29, 2019.

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