Purdue Agriculture And Extension
Events

Weeks: 2/20/07 - 3/2/07
For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

THROUGH APRIL 25: ANNIE'S PROJECT TRAINING PROGRAM

Annie's Project training program will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana. The program teaches time, human resources and financial records management, as well as to how to keep track of production. Workshops will be held in Covington on Thursdays through March 15. Dale will have workshops on Mondays through March 12. For Tipton, workshops will be on Mondays through March 19. Rensselear will have workshops on Wednesdays through March 14. Butlerville will have workshops on Tuesdays through March 13. Warsaw will have workshops on Thursdays from Feb. 22 through March 29. Franklin will have workshops on Wednesdays from March 7 through April 25. A fee of $50 includes a notebook, business planning and farm management software and other materials. Registration is limited. To register for the programs and for times, contact Purdue Extension at (888) EXT-INFO. CONTACT: Kelly Easterday at (574) 372-2340 or keasterday@purdue.edu.

 

FEB. 20: 2007 INDIANA REGIONAL DAIRY MEETINGS

The 2007 Indiana Regional Dairy Meetings will hold four meetings throughout Indiana to update producers on the legislative issues important to the dairy industry. The first show will be Feb. 20 at the Galley in Decatur. The second meeting is Feb. 21 at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center in Middlebury. The third meeting is Feb. 27 at the Log Inn in Haubstadt. The final meeting will be Feb. 28 at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbus. CONTACT: Kelly Easterday at (574) 372-2340 or keasterday@purdue.edu.

 

FEB. 24: INDIANA SHEEP SYMPOSIUM 2007

The 2007 Sheep Symposium and Annual Indiana Sheep Association Meeting will take place Feb. 24 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville beginning at 10 a.m. Sessions will be held that include cooking and cuts, Sheep 101, management strategies, shearing the show lamb, nutritional information and a "Sheep and Goat Help Desk." Other sessions include an update panel from the Indiana Board of Animal Health, USDA and the American Lamb Board. There also will be Indiana Junior Sheep Association workshops for youth ages 8 to 24. The symposium will include lunch and an evening banquet, as well as commercial exhibitors from across Indiana. For information about volunteer opportunities, commercial exhibit registration or to register for the symposium, visit the ISA Web site at http://www.indianasheep.com. CONTACT: ISA Executive Secretary Natalie Haynes at (317) 402-3628 or at executive@indianasheep.com.

 

MARCH 2 TO APRIL 20: OPERATING AN EFFICIENT FARMERS' MARKET WORKSHOPS

These three half-day workshops will help participants identify strategies to successful farmers' markets that include understanding the WIC program, food safety, successful marketing strategies, rules and regulations. Each workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The first workshop will be March 2 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds; the registration deadline is Feb. 21. The next workshop is March 23 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds; the registration deadline is March 14. The last workshop is April 20 at the Purdue Extension Office in Allen County; the registration deadline is April 11. There will be a registration fee of $20 for workshop materials and snacks. CONTACT: Jennifer Dennis at (765) 494-9812 or jhdennis@purdue.edu.

 

MARCH 8: INDIANA RURAL FORUMS: WEALTH CREATION AND RETENTION

This telecommunications project will bring together three major organizations dedicated to helping rural Indiana. The goals of the project include conducting regional and statewide dialogues around specific issues of concern to rural Hoosiers with an emphasis on identifying collaborative and regional solution strategies. Another goal is to promote/stimulate collaborations and partnerships among regional organizations that have a stake in those issues. The Wealth Creation and Retention program will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 8. To register, contact the nearest telecast Purdue Extension office location in Adams, Benton, Hendricks, Pulaski or Vanderburgh counties. CONTACT: Don Koverman at (765) 494-6976 or dkoverma@purdue.edu

 

MARCH 15: ORGANIC WEED CONTROL

The 2007 Tri-State Organic IP Video Series will hold the Organic Weed Control video from 6-8:30 p.m. on March 15 at Purdue Extension offices around Indiana. These locations include Dearborn, Clay, Monroe, Hendricks, Vanderburgh, Decatur, Hancock, Howard, Lagrange, Henry, Orange, Spencer, Scott and Pulaski counties. Other locations are the Southeast Purdue Ag Center, Pinney Purdue Ag Center and the Pfendler Hall of Agriculture, Room 241, in West Lafayette. Registration is $10 per person/farm business. To register, contact Lynn Stocksick at (800) 359-2968 or register online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/VIDEO. CONTACT: Jerry Nelson at (812) 886-9582 or at jnelson@purdue.edu.

 

MARCH 15: 2007 INDIANA FARM SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

This program offers farmers and other rural residents the opportunity to learn from other Indiana farmers about a variety of innovative tools and techniques to keep operations profitable in changing times. Each session participants will have the opportunity to meet innovative farmers to learn from their experiences, management styles and how they make important decisions; tour Indiana farms and processing facilities; learn about a specific focus issue from a recognized state specialist in that area; network with others who are interested in diversifying their farm or rural enterprises and learn about available resources. The Value Added Processing tour will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 15 in Jefferson County. Registration is $15 per person (per session) and those interested can register online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/FARMTOURS. CONTACT: Jerry Nelson at (812) 886-9582 or at jnelson@purdue.edu.

 

MARCH 16: STARTING A FARMERS' MARKET IN YOUR AREA

This one-day workshop will help participants understand keys to successful farmers' markets including effective marketing strategies, rules and regulations for safe food handling and agencies which oversee Indiana's farmers' markets. The program will be in Pfendler Hall of Agriculture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, the Purdue Extension Office in LaGrange and the Purdue Extension Office in Vincennes. Registration will be $25 for workshop materials, snacks and lunch. The registration deadline is March 5. To register, call Brenda Pearl at (765) 494-4191 or e-mail pearlb@purdue.edu. CONTACT: Jennifer Dennis at (765) 494-9812 or jhdennis@purdue.edu.

Compiled by Beth Forbes, (765) 494-2722, forbes@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Beth Forbes, forbes@purdue.edu
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