Indiana Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops

Indiana Beginning Farmer

Indiana Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops 2016

If you are new to farming or considering farming, plan on attending one or more of our Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops. So far, we have hosted 10 events this season in locations around Indiana, and have planned 6 more. These events will offer new farmers insights about a variety of topics including the latest cutting edge growing techniques, marketing, working with restaurants, and more. These events are a joint effort of Purdue Extension, AgrAbility, and Local Growers' Guild.

Registration for Indiana Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops  is now open for the remaining tours. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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  • August 16: Greystone Farm, Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Join us Tuesday, August 16, near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for a tour of Greystone Farm. The farm sells a variety of high-quality, farm-grown produce; pasture-raised meats; eggs; honey; herbs; and more. The the tour will include a session about pasture establishment and renovation, as well as fencing and watering systems..The tour is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (all times Eastern). Lunch will be served.Please note: If this tour is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.
  • August 20: Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop, New Albany, Indiana - Join us Saturday, August 20, at the Purdue Polytechnic-New Albany. This workshop will feature two concurrent sessions that will cover: High Tunnels and Hoop Houses, Forages for Livestock Producers, Food Safety and Vegetable Production, and Safe Animal Production and Processing.We'll also explore pricing information, beginning farmer resources, and beekeeping. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with others who are producing food for the region.The workshop will begin at noon. (all times Eastern) and we anticipate it will end by 8 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be served. Please note: If this workshop is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.
  • September 8: Becker Farms, Mooreland, Indiana - Join us Thursday, September 8, near Mooreland, Indiana, for a tour of Becker Farms. Learn about multi-species grazing systems and developing your own livestock and poultry feed while touring this family-owned farm that produces pasture-raised beef, lamb, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits, and a variety of produce.The program is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Lunch will be served.Please note: If this tour is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.
  • September 29: River Ridge Farm, Roann, Indiana - Join us Thursday, September 29, near Roann, Indiana, for a tour of River Ridge Farm. This four-season farm produces vegetables and small fruits. The tour will include information about operating an on-farm store, farm-to-school, and four-season growing.The tour will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Lunch will be served.Please note: If this tour is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.
  • October 7: Hawkins Family Farm, North Manchester, Indiana - Join us Friday, October 7, near North Manchester, Indiana, for a tour of Hawkins Family Farm. This sixth generation farm raises poultry, hogs, cattle, and vegetables. The morning session will include a discussion about livestock and poultry processing and marketing regulations, including processing exemptions in Indiana.The tour will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Lunch will be served.Please note: If this tour is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.
  • October 20: Fields of Agape, Carthage, Indiana Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. - Join us Thursday, October 20, in the Carthage, Indiana, area to learn about mall grain production, processing, and organic certification. The event includes a morning session at The Carthage Mill followed by an afternoon tour of Fields of Agape LLC. The farm is an artisan organic grain, seed, and bean cooperative.The tour is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (all times Eastern). Lunch will be served.Please note: If this tour is overbooked, we will place your name on a wait list and contact you if space becomes available. For everyone's safety, we ask that you not bring small children to this event.

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