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Purdue Extension Putnam County ANR Educator- 12/27/2013
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Area Small Farm Clinic Planned for January 9
Area Purdue Extension agriculture educators will offer an evening program for small farmers on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The program will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at Ivy Tech in the Center for Workforce Development, located on 1700 E. Industrial Drive in Terre Haute. Goals of the clinic are to improve networking among small farm operators, provide information on resources available to small farms, and engage small farms in topics of agriculture.
Agriculture is changing from farm scale to application of technology. In Indiana, one of the largest segments of growth has been with respect to small farms. An increased interest in agriculture and food systems, interest in supplemental family income, and increasing rates of baby boomers looking for post career projects has sparked interest in small farm agriculture. This clinic will feature six break-out sessions that will allow each person to attend 2 sessions during the evening, following the general session. Break out sessions include the following topics and will be presented by area resources: starting a food business, pasture management, backyard poultry, soil science basics, keeping good records, and getting started in meat goats. Each participant will be able to select the breakout session they find most useful to their respective operation.
Program fee for the area small farm clinic is $5 per family, a fee that encourages persons to bring multiple family members. All sessions should be useful to many 4-H families. Please help us plan program material needs by registering with the Clay County Extension office by Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Persons interested can send their registration fee to:
Clay County Extension Office
6656 North State Road 59
Brazil, Indiana 47834
For more information about the clinic, please contact Jim Luzar at Purdue Extension Vigo County at 812-462-3371. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ann Delchambre 765-653-8411 or email email@example.com article written by Jim Luzar
Plan now to attend the small farm clinic on January 9!
December 24-25 Extension Office Closed Christmas Holiday
December 31 Extension Office Closes at noon New Year’s Eve
January 1 Extension Office Closed New Year’s Day
January 9 Small Farm Clinic 6pm Terre Haute
January 9 Junior Leader 4-H Meeting, Fairgrounds, 7 pm
January 11 Rescheduled State Crops, Entomology, and Forestry 4-H Contests
January 13 Area Indiana Beef Cattle Association meeting, Clay County Fairgrounds
January 21-23 Horticulture congress - Indianapolis