In 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana.
Commercial vegetable farmers and market gardeners will be able to network and gain invalauble tips on how to improve their business during the Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium.
Growers of fruits, vegetables, wine grapes or flowers can learn more about production practices, processing, marketing, agritourism, pest and disease control, farm management and food safety at the Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, Feb. 13-15, at the Marriott East Hotel, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis.
Save the date for the 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference!
To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop - Central Region scheduled for Dec. 6.
One of the toughest challenges facing Hoosier farmers has nothing to do with unpredictable weather, price fluctuations and damaging infestations. It has to do with the question inevitably facing every owner of a family farm: "Who should I designate to inherit the farm?"
So, you're a grain farmer and you've got some interest in transitioning into organic farming. How do you get started? Purdue Extension has received funding to help you make the transition.