Agriculture and Natural Resources
Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
Current Purdue Production Newsletters
INDIANA CROP WEATHER REPORT - Good Weather Continues
Find the updated crop reports for Indiana by clicking the links below. Information is provided by Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Purdue Agricultural Economics Report - 2017 Purdue Farmland Values Survey
Purdue Extension FoodLink - Fresh Vegetables Food Demonstration
Saturday, Aug. 19th, 9am
Noblesville Farmers Market
Hop Field Day - Crazy Horse Hops, August 26; 9:30am
Purdue Extension is excited to announce a Hop Workshop scheduled for Saturday August 26th, 2017 at 9:30am. Join us at Indiana’s largest hop yard as we discuss harvesting, drying, and processing. The workshop is sponsored by: Crazy Horse Hop Farm, Purdue Extension and the Indiana Hop Growers Association. Click here for more information.
Manure Management Workshop - August 25; 8:00am-11:45am
Topics to be discussed: Fertilizer Control; Rules and Regulations; Management of Nitrogen and Phosphorus; Fertilizer Application Regulations
Manchester University, 604 E. College AvenueNorth Manchester, Indiana 46962
Name: Curt Campbell, ANR Educator
Farmland Rental Program - August 30; 9:00am-3:00pm
Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds Farm Bureau Community Building
1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN
This program will include a discussion of the recently released 2017 Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rent Survey results, farmland taxation, cash rents, land management practices, and farmland leases. Information should be valuable for landlords and tenants.
To register please contact the Extension Office at 765-482-0750 or e-mail Curt Emanuel. Registration deadline is Friday, August 25.
Small Flock Poultry Conference - September 16; 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Beck Center, West Lafayette. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments included in registration.
Topics to be covered may include:
Winter Management, Bird Behavior, Feeding Your Birds, Indiana Egg Law, Washing and Preparing Your Eggs for Market, National Poultry Improvement Plan and Biosecurity
Poultry Disease, Predator Control
Online registration is $25 with price increasing to $40 at the door. Register online here.
August 12 - Crowl Cattle is a veteran run farm that raises quality beef and pork in Lafayette, Indiana.
August 26 - Goat Milk Stuff is a dairy goat farm located near Scottsburg, IN that produces soaps, candies and cheeses. The tour will include information on agricultural tourism and value-added products.
September 11 - Two tours for the price of one! Tour Little Prairie Farm, a small acreage vegetable farm near Brookston, IN, and the Purdue Student Farm near West Lafayette to learn about farming practices and tools for small acreage farms.
September 27 - Full Hand Farm is a diverse vegetable farm located near Noblesville, IN. The tour will include information on the use of high tunnels in vegetable production.
October 2 - Aficionado Farms produces organically grown produce, herbs, and flowers near Elberfeld, IN. Learn about their farm and Farm to School programs.
October 14 - Blue Yonder Organic Farm is a Veteran owned and operated farm near North Salem producing pastured poultry, sheep, and other products. Learn about poultry production and organic certification.
To register for one of the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Tours or Workshops - CLICK HERE
Organic Vegetable Seed Production & Varietal Selection Workshop - August 22
When: August 22nd, 2017 Registration cost (with lunch): $15
Agenda: Seed biology fundamentals, Managing population size and isolation distances, Harvesting and cleaning practices, Managing pathogens during seed production and after harvest, Basic on‐farm varietal improvement and breeding techniques, Connecting with chefs to develop and identify the best varieties, Tour and taste tests of advanced carrot and tomato breeding populations.
For more information contact: Lori Jolly‐Brown at 765‐494‐1296