Indiana Small Farm Conference Set for March

A Purdue University news release from last week indicated that, “This year’s Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of workshops and a tour of some of the state’s most innovative urban agriculture operations.”

The release stated that, “The daylong workshops will be offered March 2, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, Indiana.”

“New this year is an Urban Agriculture Tour. Participants will visit a school-based livestock project, a commercial hydroponic farm and commercial market farm. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 2.

“Conference sessions March 3-4 will cover more than a dozen topics, including:

* “Tools and Innovation on Small Farms”

* “Pricing Strategies for Your Products”

* “Carcass Quality and Animal Health and Production”

* “Balancing Farm and Family on a Small Acre Farm”

Last week’s update added that, “Cost of the conference is $75 for one day, $135 for two days and $190 for three days for those who register before Feb. 6. Afterward, costs are $90, $162 and $228. The last day to register is Feb. 20.

“For more information and to sign up, go to the Purdue Extension Small Farm Team website at or visit on Facebook.”

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