Agriculture and Natural Resources
Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
Current Purdue Production Newsletters
Chat 'n Chew Cafe - June 2017
Diversified Farming and Food Systems Newsletter - May/June 2017
Facts for Fancy Fruit - Issue 17-05 - May 26, 2017
Greenhouse Newsletter - Issue - May 23, 2017
Pest and Crops Newsletter - Issue 8 - May 18, 2017
Pest and Crops Newsletter - Issue 9 - May 25, 2017
Vegetable Crops Hotline - Issue 627 - May 11, 2017
Vegetable Crops Hotline - Issue 628 - May 26, 2017
INDIANA CROP WEATHER REPORT - Rain Dampens Progress
Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities
Save The Date: 2017 Hamilton County 4-H Fair July 20-24; Auction July 25
Fun for the whole family! A summer event you won't want to miss!!
The Hamilton County 4-H Fair features numerous open events for all ages as well as the large variety of 4-H events and shows. Animals, livestock, foods, clothing, crafts, tractors, horticulture, dancing, and the talent show are just a few of the annual fair highlights. Gather the family together, get Mom out of the kitchen, and head for the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds for a great family outing.
Manure and Fertilizer Management Workshop - June 14th 9:00am-12:00pm
The program offered 2 CAT 14 Credits. Category 14 includes: Commercial for-hire fertilizer applicators and businesses using commercial fertilizers or manure from a confined feeding operation (CFO) in the production of agricultural crops.
Speakers and Topics:
Dr. Fred Whitford –Transport Regulations
Dr. Jim Camberato – Manure and Nutrient Management
Regulatory Topic – Record Keeping
RSVP: Clinton County ANR - Britt Reese 765-659-6380
Location: 4249 N County Rd 450 W Frankfort, IN 46041
Hop Production Field Day June 17, 2017 - Liberty Hop Farm, North Liberty, IN
85th Annual Purdue Farm Management Tour - June 22 & 23, 2017
The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University has organized an annual Indiana Farm Management Tour every year since the early 1930s. The tour visits farms that have demonstrated highly successful farm business management practices or have unique perspectives on farm business management.
Host farmers share keys to successful farm management and explain how the management of their operations is changing in response to the ever-changing agricultural economy and the evolving circumstances of their families. They also share reasons behind recent innovations in production practices and adoption of new technology. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experiences of Indiana's best farm business managers.
Boone County PARP - June 29th 8:30am
Assessing whether applications to control disease in corn are economical requires a knowledge of scouting balanced with application costs and the price of the crop. This program will focus on helping farmers make these decisions on their farms.
8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Registration (Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds)
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Precision Ag’s Use in Complying with Setbacks and Reducing Input Costs
Curt Emanuel, Boone County Extension Educator
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Corn Disease Scouting and Fungicide Application Decisions
Britt Reese, Clinton County Extension Educator
Weather permitting, we will spend much of our time in the field. Please dress accordingly.
· This program has been approved as a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP)
· The program has been approved for Continuing Certification Hours (CCH’s) for Commercial Applicators
No pre-registration required
June 15 - Clay Bottom Farm near Goshen, IN uses intensive growing methods to support a CSA program on less than an acre of land. Learn about their ‘lean farm” approach to support a CSA, supply restaurants, and sell at farmers’ markets.
June 24 - Silverthorn Farm near Rossville, IN uses organic practices to produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The tour will include a session on working with restaurants.
July 8 - Tuttle Orchard near Greenfield, IN grows over 35 varieties of apples. Their apples and cider have won statewide and national competitions.
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