Food
Helen Jensen
An Iowa State University economist who researches national food and nutrition policies will give the 2015 James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 10 at Purdue University. Helen H. Jensen's presentation, "An Economist's Perspective on Policies to Target Nutrition and Dietary Choices," will be in the auditorium of the Krannert Building, 403 W. State St., starting at 2:45 p.m. EDT.
Purdue University and the Indiana Farm Bureau are offering a free "boot camp" in Indianapolis to help operators of farmers markets manage their business more effectively and better understand safety and health regulations.
Hogs
Consumers can expect to pay less for their bacon this year with pork prices forecast to be down 23 cents per pound, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
Assortment of fruits and vegetables
A workshop by Purdue Extension and the Indiana State Department of Health will give farmers and homemakers a comprehensive overview of issues associated with starting a specialty food business in Indiana.