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Upcoming Events

Small Farm Education Field Day at Purdue Student Farm 

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.

Greenhouse and Indoor Hydroponics Workshop 

Date: September 5, 2019 8:00am-3:00pm

Location: Pfendler Hall- PFEN 241, Purdue University, 715 W State St. West Lafayette, IN 47907

You will learn about best varieties, nutrient recipes, production systems, artificial lighting and temperature needs for hydroponic lettuce produced in greenhouses and indoors. Attendees will tour our latest state-of-the-art greenhouse and indoor hydroponic facilities and experience many hands-on activities. Registration fee is $15.

Register here https://tinyurl.com/yxm5ttb9

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