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Small Farm Field Education Day- IN

August 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Small Farm Education Field Day
Thursday August 1, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Presentations at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Center
Demonstrations at the Purdue Student Farm
1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette IN, 47907
The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is proud to host its second
annual Small Farm Education Field Day at the Purdue Student Farm. Our inaugural event
was a huge success, educating more than 40 growers and gardeners. This year our Field
Day is again packed with fantastic educational sessions during the morning, followed by
hands-on experiences through an array of demonstrations at the Student Farm. Topics of
discussion throughout the morning include basic planning tools for a sustainable small
farm operation, testing and restoring soils in urban and peri-urban systems, scheduling
crops in high tunnels, using different cover crops to build your soil, calculating profits and
return on investment using enterprise budgets and food safety plans for small growers and
gardeners. During the afternoon there will be a rototiller versus power harrow, high tunnel
tomato and sweet pepper production, leaf mold composting, vegetable wash station design,
and solar dryer demonstrations. A workbook on ‘Basic Planning Tools for Increased farm
Sustainability’ is not included in your registration fee, but could be purchased when
registering for the Field day. Lunch will be provided by Juniper Spoon.

 

Small Farm Education Field Day
Thursday August 1, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Presentations at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Center
Demonstrations at the Purdue Student Farm
1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette IN, 47907
8:30 am Registration
8:45 am Some Basic Planning Tools for Increasing the Sustainability of Your Farm,
Tamara Benjamin
9:15 am Testing and Restoring Soils in Urban and Peri-Urban Systems,
Lori Hoagland
9:45 am Scheduling Crops in High Tunnels, Petrus Langenhoven
10:15 am Cover Crop Choices, Ashley Adair
10:45 am Is your new equipment worth it? A dynamic tool to calculate your profits
and return on investment, Ariana Torres
11:15 am Food Safety Plans and Certification Process for Gardeners,
Scott Monroe
11:45 am Lunch at the Student Farm
1:00 pm Purdue Student Farm Hands-on tours
Rototiller versus Power Harrow and Seeder Demonstration, Chris Adair
High Tunnel Tomato and Bell Pepper Production, Petrus Langenhoven and
Chris Adair
Practical Applications of Leaf Mold Composting, Kyle Richardville
Vegetable Wash Station Design, Scott Monroe
Solar Dryers for Postharvest Processing of Fruits and Vegetables,
KleinIleleji and Diana Ramirez
3:00 pm Day ends
Register here https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qQfl05iryF3COp
For questions please contact Lori Jolly-Brown at [email protected] or 765-494-1296SmallFarmEducation_Program_Final_May 7, 2019 SmallFarmEducation_Flyer

Details

Date:
August 1
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm