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-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.