A farmer network initiated in March 2015 by Purdue Extension is seeking new participants. Purdue Extension of Delaware and Madison Counties is coordinating the network for those interested in local and regional food production, with a focus on diversified, specialty crop, and small- to mid-scale farm owners and operators marketing their products direct to consumers and to local and regional buyers. Beginning or aspiring farmers are highly encouraged to participate.
Purdue Extension in Delaware County will host the "Cover Crop Guy," Dan Perkins, at the annual Purdue Extension-Delaware County Field Crops Program on December 1 in Muncie. Perkins, a Certified Crop Adviser, will provide valuable insight into making cover crops "pay" based on his extensive experience working with northwest Indiana farmers.
Great way to sharpen your skills if you can fit in a show or two. Look here often to see what shows we have posted.
Michael O'Donnell, Extension Educator, visits a field that was "planted green" in Delaware County. Check out this YouTube video to learn more about this emerging production system. In this case, soybeans are no-till planted into a green, living cover of cereal rye.
The State Board of Animal Health has cancelled all Poultry shows (chickens, ducks, pigeons and turkeys) for this summer due to the avian influenza risks.
Learn about upcoming programs and the latest resources from Purdue Extension-Delaware County, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
Purdue Extension-Delaware County is planning a "forum" for those interested in local and regional food production, with a focus on small-scale and/or diversified farm operators marketing their products direct-to-consumer and/or to local and regional buyers. The forum (def. a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged) will be designed based on the needs and interests of participants.