The 2019 Indiana Small Farm Conference will be held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th through Saturday, March 2nd.
This conference is the annual educational event for the Indiana small and diversified farm community. It is also a farmer-to-farmer networking event. The event was developed after a group of Indiana small farmers and stakeholders met at Purdue University in fall 2011. The Purdue Small Farm team hosted the first event in 2013 and it has continued to be a popular annual event. Farmers learn new techniques, see demonstrations, and much more.
Today the conference hosts more than 500 attendees and 50 exhibitors as well as several national speakers. This year’s event includes programming dedicated to Urban Agriculture.
On Thursday, a series of daylong workshops focus on mushroom cultivation, vegetable crop planning, writing a food safety plan, and more. On Friday and Saturday, breakout sessions will cover topics including farm management to livestock production to marketing.
with a series of daylong workshops on Thursday, February 28. Topics include writing a food safety plan, vegetable crop planning, mushroom cultivation, biological orcharding and two tours: on the subjects of agri-tourism and livestock processing.
Lunch is included with registration. Catering will be provided by Lali Hess and staff at The Juniper Spoon. Ingredients are sourced from Indiana farms and food businesses.
Learn more about the conference and register here.