Purdue Agriculture And Extension Events

Weeks: 3/21/07 - 4/25/07

For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

MARCH 21: RENEWABLE FUELS ROUNDTABLE WITH  SECRETARY JOHANNS

      Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will visit Purdue to discuss the 2007 Farm Bill and learn more about renewable fuels research on campus. At 4 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall, the public is invited to hear a short presentation by Johanns  on the Bush administration's proposed Farm Bill that will be followed by a roundtable discussion on renewable fuels with Purdue Agriculture researchers. The public is invited, and the panelists will take questions from the audience. CONTACT: Beth Forbes, news and public affairs coordinator, at (765) 494-2722 or forbes@purdue.edu

 

MARCH 23: OPERATING AN EFFICIENT FARMERS' MARKET WORKSHOPS

      This half-day workshop will help participants identify strategies to successful farmers' markets that include understanding the WIC program, food safety, successful marketing strategies, rules and regulations. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. 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 31: OHIO RIVER VALLEY WOODLAND & WILDLIFE WORKSHOP

      The Ohio River Valley Woodland & Wildlife Workshop will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center in West Harrison. Sessions led by experts from Purdue, Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky will be offered to help woodland owners better manage their property. A general session will focus on biology and forest management implications of the emerald ash borer. After the general session, participants will be able to choose from sessions on new ownership, wildlife management and enjoyment, woodland investment management, identification, and chain saw use and safety. Workshop registration fee is $30 due by March 22 and can be completed online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/classes/workshop.html. CONTACT: Brian MacGowan at (765) 647-3538 or macgowan@purdue.edu.

 

APRIL 5: INDIANA RURAL FORUMS: RURAL INNOVATION YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

      The goals of the project include conducting regional and statewide dialogues around specific areas of concern to rural Hoosiers with an emphasis on identifying strategies to address those issues, and to promote collaborations and partnerships among regional organizations that have a stake in those issues. The Rural Innovation Youth Engagement program will be April 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Telecast locations include Purdue Extension offices in Adams, Benton, Hendricks, Pulaski, and Vanderburgh counties. To register, contact the nearest Purdue Extension telecast Office or call (888) EXT-INFO. CONTACT: Don Koverman at (765) 494-6976 or dkoverma@purdue.edu

 

APRIL 14-15: 2007 PURDUE UNIVERSITY SPRING FEST

      Spring Fest is an annual event showcasing the fun side of higher education. This free event is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about animals, art, astronomy and much more in two full days of hands-on activities. Held on Purdue's West Lafayette campus, some activities include the 44th Annual School of Veterinary Medicine Open House, Purdue Engineering: Envision, Science Outreach Showcase, 94th Annual Horticulture Show, Boiler Brick Bowl, 17th Annual Entomology Bug Bowl and Boiler Barnyard. CONTACT: Danica Kirkpatrick, (765) 494-9113, dkirkpat@purdue.edu

 

APRIL 19: INSECT & DISEASE CONTROL IN ORGANIC VEGETABLES

      The 2007 Tri-State Organic IP Video Series will hold the Insect and Disease Control in Organic Vegetables video session from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Purdue Extension Offices around Indiana. These locations include Dearborn, Clay, Monroe, Hendricks, Vanderburgh, Decatur, Hancock, Howard, Lagrange, Henry, Orange, Marshall, Spencer, Scott and Pulaski counties. Other locations are the Pinney Purdue Ag Center or Pfendler Hall, Room 241 on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. 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, (812) 886-9582, jnelson@purdue.edu  

 

APRIL 19: 2007 INDIANA FARM SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

      This program offers farmers and other rural residents the opportunity to learn from Indiana farmers about a variety of innovative tools and techniques being investigated and employed to keep their operations profitable in changing times. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to meet innovative farmers to learn from their experiences, their 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 Opportunities in Horticulture tour will be on April 19, in Knox County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. central. Registration is $15 per person (per session) and register online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/FARMTOURS. CONTACT: Jerry Nelson at jnelson@purdue.edu  or phone (812) 886-9582.

 

APRIL 20: OPERATING AN EFFICIENT FARMERS' MARKET WORKSHOPS

      This half-day workshop will help participants identify strategies to successful farmers' markets that include understanding the WIC program, food safety, successful marketing strategies, rules and regulations. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Allen County Extension Office; 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.

 

APRIL 25: INTRODUCTION TO STARTING A SPECIALTY FOOD BUSINESS

      This workshop was created for people interested in developing a specialty food or food ingredient business. The purpose of the workshop is to provide knowledge, contacts, and resources about starting a new food business in Indiana through formal lectures and question and answer sessions with speakers and entrepreneurs, as well as written materials with information and recourses. The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau  Inc. building in Indianapolis. There will be a registration fee of $75 for workshop materials and refreshments. Registration deadline is April 18. CONTACT: De Bush at (765) 496-3832 or djbush@purdue.edu.

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

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