Agriculture and Natural Resources

Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator

Issue 31 - October / November 2017

Current Purdue Production Newsletters

Chat 'n Chew Cafe - Current Update 2017

Facts for Fancy Fruit - Current Issue - 2017

Pest and Crops Newsletter - Current Issue - 2017

Vegetable Crops Hotline - Current Issue - 2017

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.

Indiana Crop Weather Report - Current Report

Indiana Agriculture Report Released

Although many growers are finding better than expected yields at harvest, the overly wet spring and dry summer limited the potential for the 2017 corn and soybean crops. The October Crop Report is based upon conditions, as of October 1, 2017. Click here to view the full report.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Come see Purdue Extension at the Indiana-Illinois Farm Show

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Farm Transfer Events offered around Central Indiana

This November, a series of events around Indiana for farm owners and the professionals who advise them will explore transitions of land and farm operations to the next generation. The events will take place in Greenfield, downtown Bloomington, the south side of Indianapolis, and on Purdue campus. Click here for more information.

Educational Opportunities

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Starting and maintaining compact farms.

November 5 - Beginning Farmer Workshop - Southwest

Workshop on Beginning Farmer topics at the Morgan Monroe State Forest Training Center, Martinsville, IN. Lunch will be served.


Farm Viability Workshop for Beginning Farmers

November 7 - Beginning Farmer Workshop - Southeast

Workshop on Beginning Farmer topics at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Columbus, IN. Lunch will be served.

Presented by: Nathan Boone, Specialty Crop Farmer and Farm Business Consultant


Farm Viability Workshop for Beginning Farmers

November 16 - Beginning Farmer Workshop - Northwest

Workshop on Beginning Farmer topics at the 4-H Community Building, White County Fairgrounds, Reynolds, IN. Lunch will be served.

Presented by: Nathan Boone, Specialty Crop Farmer and Farm Business Consultant


Sustainable Farm Law 101

December 6 - Beginning Farmer Workshop - Central

Workshop on Beginning Farmer topic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Discovery Hall, Suite 201. Lunch will be served.

Presented by: Farm Commons


To register for one of the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Tours or Workshops - CLICK HERE

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Central Indiana - PARP Events and Opportunities

Farm Pest Management Update - Hancock County

12/19/2017
8:15 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Name: Roy Ballard, ANR Educator, 317-462-1113

Location: Hancock County Library
900 W. Mackenzie Rd.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Topics: Considerations for Weed Control in 2018; Spray Rigs on the Road; Economics for IPM; Options for Dealing with Pesticide Drift

Register by December 15 with Hancock Co. Extension Office

Coffee & Good Donuts at 8:00 a.m.


Orchard School

03/07/2018
9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Name: Roy Ballard, ANR Educator, 317-462-1113

Location: Morgan County Administration Building
180 S Main Street
Martinsville, Indianaa 46151

Topics: Insect management; Disease Update; New Orchard Planting Systems; Dicamba Regulations

About Diane Turner

Diane is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Hamilton County, Indiana. Her responsibilities include support for commercial agriculture producers, homeowners, and coordinating the Master Gardener Program. Feel free to call or email her with questions.
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