Ohio Valley Small Farm Conference to Help Local Producers Improve, Diversify Farm Operations

From Local Sources 

EVANSVILLE -- Purdue Extension will again offer the Ohio Valley Small Farm and Garden Conference to help current, beginning, and prospective small farmers in the Tri-State area improve and diversify their farm operations.  

The day-long conference is filled with an array of small farm presentations, with topics including hemp production, strawberry production, soil fertility, beekeeping, backyard poultry, pastured pork, organic pest control, grape production, urban soil health, fruit tree grafting, sheep and goat parasite control, and rainscaping. 

Conference participants will receive information on production methods and processes from a variety of experts to plan for new ventures, improve profitability, and diversify current operations.  

The conference will be held Saturday, April 6, at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds, 210 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM CDT, with presentations running from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT. 

Fees for this event are $15 per person, with registration available on-line at http://www.cvent.com/d/x6q2ls or by phone at (812) 897-6100.  Registration is due by April 3.

For more information contact the Purdue Extension - Warrick County office at (812) 897-6100, email at [email protected], or visit your local county Extension Office.  Information is also available on-line at http://www.cvent.com/d/x6q2ls .