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Purdue Extension - Marion County is offering a new program to support beginning urban farmers, the Purdue Urban Farm Incubator.
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Money Smart for Small Business provides a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Three modules will be taught in January 2016.
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On Wednesday, Feb. 4, four urban farmers and I traveled down to Lexington, Ky. to learn from Canadian market gardener Jean-Martin Fortier who averages $100,000 of revenue per acre. Read this post relaying the workshop's top tips.
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Purdue Extension is hosting 21 forums statewide to solicit productive feedback from the people of Indiana and incorporate it into the Purdue College of Agriculture's formation of a new five-year strategic plan. You are invited to attend the Marion County Forum on Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. here in Discovery Hall.
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Registration is open for Purdue Extension - Marion County's new community garden training course, Gardening Together. This course was created for those who are in the beginning years of organizing a community garden. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
2015 Indiana Small Farm Conference Workshops on March 5
On March 5, Purdue Extension is hosting three day-long workshops in Central Indiana as part of the Indiana Small Farm Conference. Choose from hops, market farming, or a local food tour. Each workshop costs $50 and includes lunch.
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This is the first issue of a periodic newsletter which will bring timely, high quality resources about food and agriculture to your inbox about local and urban food system development.

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