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AG & Natural Resources - PARP- AG workshops & Events, Master Gardener Workshops (Updated 6/11/2019)

June 11, 2019



 Producer Workshop

Benefits of Using Native Warm-Season Grasses

in a Grazing System


June 21, 2019 * 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM * Southern IN Purdue Agricultural Center

Participants will learn the latest research supported methods for reliable native forage establishment and grazing management to maintain grass vigor and animal performance through the summer.

This training is being hosted by the Center for Native Grasslands Management, Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Quail Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Purdue Extension.

Details can be found at: https://bringbackbobwhites.org/producer-workshops 



• Why use native warm-season grasses in your grazing system?
• Animal performance and economics.
• Native warm-season grass establishment overview.
• How to manage native warm-season grass forages – maintaining vigor & productivity.
• Workshop will include a pasture walk to view native warm-season grass pastures on SIPAC.


*No Fee but pre-registration is required for a meal.
RSVP to Jef Hodges jhodge34@utk.edu by
June 7th to guarantee your lunch.


This training is being held prior to the Grazing 102 program later that afternoon. For more information on the Grazing 102 program: Jason Tower, towerj@purdue.edu, 812-678-4427.


Please See Flyer Below For Full Details




 Grazing 102

June 21 & 22, 2019

Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center, Dubois, IN

What is Grazing 102?

Grazing 102 is a program designed to help producers understand important concepts needed to make a management-intensive grazing program work for their own operation.


What will be discussed in Grazing 102?

Understanding Plant Growth and Development, Fencing Systems, Soil Fertility, Forage Identification and Use, Watering Systems, Forage Economics, Extending the Grazing Season and Determining Forage Needs. There will also be hands-on activities, pasture walks and field tours.


What is the location of Grazing 102?

Grazing 102 will be held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC), located at 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois, IN 47527.


What are the program times of Grazing 102?

Friday, June 21, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT and Saturday, June 22, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT


What is the cost of attending Grazing 102?

$60 will cover the cost of reference materials, speaker notes, management tools, drinks, snacks and lunch on the second day. Additional individuals from the same operation may attend for $30, but will not receive reference materials or management tools.


Questions? – Contact Jason Tower, towerj@purdue.edu, 812-678-4427  


Please see flyer below for Registration Form



SWPAC To Host June 27 Field Day

Information Contact: Barb Joyner, 812-886-0198, joynerb@purdue.edu

The Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center will host a field day on Thursday, June 27 — with a full schedule of presentations and opportunities to observe research production techniques.

Among the highlights are a featured lunch presentation with Fred Whitford, clinical engagement professor and director of Purdue Pesticide Programs, to discuss “A 150-Year Friendship With Farmers”; a presentation from Jamie Campbell Petty, founder and strategy advisor for the Indiana Hemp Industries Association Team; and a health fair provided by Vincennes Good Samaritan Hospital. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the center — located at 4369 N. Purdue Road in Vincennes.

Topics include:

• Organic Tomato Production: Dan Egel will discuss the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement Project — including foliar disease management of tomatoes.
• High Tunnel Grafted Cucumber & Specialty Melon Production: Wenjing Guan and Petrus Langenhoven will discuss cucumber and melon production in high tunnels.
• Applying IPM Principles across Cropping Systems to Increase Insect Pollination and Profitability: Laura Ingwell will discuss best management practices for watermelon  production by quantifying pest pressures, pollinator health, and crop yields.
• Termites to the Rescue: In this presentation, Rick Meilan will discuss the use of enzymes derived from termites to control invasive woody species.
• Removing Invasive and Cultivating Natives: Join Will Drews to see SWPAC’s work to remove invasive plants around the property and create a native pollinator habitat.
• Growing Hemp in Indiana: Jamie Campbell Petty, Chuck Mansfield and Valerie Clingerman will offer an update on the use of this versatile plant — grown for its fiber, seed, or oil — across the state.
• Eyes in the Sky…Decisions on the Ground: Bob Nielsen discusses the benefit of aerial
“reconnaissance” via unmanned aerial vehicles to scout crop problems or augment data.
• Annual Strawberry Production with Retractable Low Tunnel Systems: Wenjing Guan will discuss annual plastic culture for strawberry production in southern Indiana.


A meal will be included, and PARP classes also will be available after lunch. To register, email joynerb@purdue.edu, call 812-886-0198, or go online at https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pnF8z1CwyglrGl by Monday, June 17.

Please provide your name, organization, full mailing address with ZIP, phone number, email, and attendee names. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate or a vegetarian meal, please make note. Those receiving PARP credit must bring a Private Applicators card and $10.

The SWPAC is one of eight Purdue Agricultural Centers across Indiana — offering hands-on opportunities for Purdue campus specialists to discover new community information that can improve local food and fiber production while maintaining or enhancing environmental quality. For more information, call 812-886-0198 or email nowaskie@purdue.edu.


Please see flyer below for Registration Form



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Private Pesticide (PARP) &

Fertilizer Applicator (Cat. 14) Events


 NO local exam’s available at this time,

However, please see the link below for testing information & centers

Visit the website State Chemist - Pesticide or Metro Institute     

for testing information & centers.  


PLEASE contact the IN State Chemist at (765) 494-1492 

for any additional questions.




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