The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the citizens of Indiana a chance to grow.
Despite the cold wet weather outside it is not uncommon for folks this time of year to begin seeking information about new crops, new productions systems, marketing opportunities and land management strategies.
This winter the Purdue Extension Small Farms Team will present a weekly educational series for the small farm and beginning farming community to provide practical information on emerging topics that advance local food production in Indiana.
Increase your ability to access current and future markets with value added products, food hub or institutional sales, and new marketing programs or enhanced branding initiatives.
Learn about: Food Safety Best Practices - Working with Wholesale Buyers - Post-Harvest Handling - Maintaining the Cold Chain - Cleaning and Drying - Packing and Grading
I am excited to be able to extend this invitation to be a part of what we feel will be a very successful 2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference as an exhibitor in the conference trade show.
The trade show is an important facet of the overall conference. It is an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest goods and services that are available to enhance the success of and their satisfaction with their farm operation.
The Association will make available at least one (1) $1000 scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year to the student(s) whom they will select who a) exhibits a strong interest in the subject; b) is committed to additional study; and, c) who have set clear goals as to how they will use their knowledge and advance their career in the fields of study listed above.