Purdue Extension Conference to Help Small Farms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): Purdue Extension will hold a three-day conference in March to provide information aimed at helping owners of small farms to better manage their operations and market their products.

The conference will be held March 5-7 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. The first day will include daylong sessions on how to make a small farm profitable, the growing hops industry and tours of food production operations.

Other sessions will include cover crops and soil health, managing pollinator habitat, composting, new poultry regulations, liability issues, preventing and dealing with livestock death, realizing the value of woodlands, grant writing and food safety planning.

Purdue Extension urban agriculture educator Emily Toner says the conference will provide education, a trade show and presentations on various topics relevant to small farms.