Purdue University’s Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Events

Good Agricultural Practices A to Z Workshops. Funded by Purdue, as part of AgSEED Crossroads funding to support Indiana’s Agriculture and Rural Development, or by USDA/ISDA Specialty Crops Block Grant to Purdue. Programs focused on cantaloupe are also relevant to other fresh fruits and vegetables; all growers are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Focus on Cantaloupe. Adams County Extension, 313 W. Jefferson St., #213. Decatur, IN. contact: Brad Kohlhagen, 260-724-5322, bkohlhag@purdue.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Focus on Cantaloupe. Elkhart County, location TBD. contact: Jeff Burbrink, 574-533-0554, Ext 106, jburbrink@purdue.edu.

Friday, March 27, 2015. Parke County Fairgrounds, 1472 U.S. 41, Rockville, IN. Contact: Jim Luzar, 812-462-3371, luzar@purdue.edu.

Monday, March 30, 2015. Hancock County, location TBD. Contact: Roy Ballard, 317-462-1113, rballard@purdue.edu.

North Central Indiana Vegetable Grower Meeting. March 3, 2015. 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wakarusa Produce Auction, Goshen, IN. Contact: Jeff Burbrink. 574-533-0554, Ext 106, jburbrink@purdue.edu.

Indiana Small Farm Conference. March 5-7, 2015. Danville, IN. https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/smallfarms/. Many sessions, including ‘Putting Together an On-Farm Food Safety Plan’ on Saturday, March 7, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (This Old Farm Inc. will also be hosting a booth)

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Grower Meeting. March 6, 2015. French Lick Resort & Casino, 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN. Contact Da Egel, 812-886-0198, egel@purdue.edu

University of Kentucky 2015 High Tunnel Webinar Series. Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. To attend remotely from your home computer: contact Miranda Hileman Combs, 859-218-4384, miranda.hileman@uky.edu. To attend in person at the Purdue Extension office in Hancock County, contact Roy Ballard at 317-642-6566 or rballard@purdue.edu.

February 24 Structure Options, Construction, Ventilation & Temperature Control

March 3 Organic Production and Certification & Economic and Marketing Considerations

March 10 Crop and Equipment Options and Nutrient and Irrigation Management in High Tunnels

March 17 Insect, Weed and Disease Control in High Tunnels

March 24 (webinar) or March 31 (in person at Hancock County) Producer Views & Series Wrap-up

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