Agriculture and Natural Resources
Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
Indiana Crop Weather Report - First Frost Boosts Harvest
Current Indiana Production Updates
Released November 9, 2016, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Upcoming Central District PARP Trainings
12/12/2016 - HAMILTON COUNTY PARP
9:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Dining Room. Noblesville
Topics: Insect Pest Management; Update on Ear Rot and Mycotoxin Issues; Pollinator Protection
Contact Name: Diane Turner
Title: ANR Educator
12/06/2016 - BOONE COUNTY PARP
Topics: Update on Corn and Soybean Nematodes; Agronomic Tools for Tight Budgets; Recordkeeping
Contact Name: Curt Emanuel
Title: ANR educator
12/05/2016 - HOWARD COUNTY PARP
9:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST Howard County Government Center
Topics: Crop Profitability and Resiliency-Fertilizer Rates, Seeding Rates, Pesticide Decisions; Avoiding Common Mistakes in Cover Crops; Precision Application for Herbicides and Fertilizers
Contact Name: Paul Marcellino
Title: ANR educator
If you are interested in more information on pesticide programming, feel free to contact me via email at any time or by calling our local Extension Office at (317) 776-0854.
Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities
Beginning Farmer Central Regional Workshop
New and aspiring farmers will learn more about technology for small-scale and urban farming and many other topics at the Beginning Farmer Central Regional Workshop.
The free workshop will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) Wednesday, December 14 in Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The workshop is sponsored by Purdue Extension, Indiana AgrAbility, and the Local Growers Guild.
In addition to information about technology, we'll address taking care of your most important tool: your body. We'll also provide short updates about legislative changes, including the Food Safety Modernization Act and new meat processing regulations.
We will serve lunch and refreshments.
Register online at the Purdue Extension Education Store or call 765-494-6795. Join our email list (or share with others who may want to join). The workshop is free, but registration is required and we are limited to 100 participants.
Simplifying Your Life - Webinar
Monday, November 28, 2016; 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Webinar Description: Kelsie Muller who is a Purdue Extension Educator in Benton County, is going to be presenting this free webinar. We can all use some free advice on how to simplify our lives to make it less stressful and more enjoyable! If this interests you, then be sure to join us for this free webinar on simplifying your life!
How do I join? All you have to do is click on the link below and register, simple as that! You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to participate in the webinar at 12 noon (EST) on November 28th. You will also receive a reminder 24 hours before the webinar is set to start. Register here!
Farm Law and Taxes With Estate and Business Transfer Planning
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14 2016; 8:30 am-3:30pm EST
Location: Purdue CES Office, Tipton County Fairgrounds, 1200 South Main Street
Registration: Click here
*Pre-registration required and Continuing Education Credits offered
Save The Date: Indiana Small Farm Conference
The 5th Annual Indiana Small Farm Conference is scheduled for March 2-4, 2017 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, Danville, IN.
Deep dive into full day workshops on Thursday, March 2 on Hop Production, Starting a Small Farm in Indiana, On-Farm Produce Food Safety, and more.
On Friday and Saturday, the conference features concurrent sessions on topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. The trade show is open Friday and Saturday for you to network and interact with farm supply and services businesses, non-profit organizations, state agencies, and more.
Don’t miss this annual networking and educational program geared to the unique needs of the growing Indiana small farm community!
Keep an eye on our website as we add details about the agenda and registration during the fall months. Follow us on Facebook for timely updates on the 2017 conference and other Small Farm programs and resources.