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Tomatoes: Planting to Preservation

For Immediate Release March 25, 2015

Tomatoes: Planting to Preservation

A two-part program titled "Planting to Preservation" is being hosted by Purdue Extension - Washington County. The 2015 program focus will be on Tomatoes. On Tuesday, April 14, Richard Beckort, Ag. & Natural Resources Extension Educator in Jackson County, will present a program on tomato selection, planting, care, possible problems and harvesting. The April 14 program does not have a limit on the number of attendees and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the Wash. Co. Gov. Building (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem). The Saturday, July 11 program will be from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and will include both classroom and hands-on preservation of tomatoes activities. The program location is to be determined. Class size is limited for the July 11 program is $15 per person. Contact Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to register for these programs.

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Good Ag. Practices Program for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

For Immediate Release March 25, 2015

Good Ag. Practices Program for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Good Agriculture Practices from A to Z, will be offered on Wednesday, April 8th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Meeting Room on the lower level of the Washington County Government Building (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem).  This program features sessions on assessing food safety risk, writing a food safety plan, worker health & hygiene, soil amendments, water sources & quality, and post-harvest safety.  The target audience for this program are current and prospective fruit and vegetable producers, market gardeners and managers of community gardens that distribute produce to the public. The goal is to present current science-based information on how to reduce risk of contamination during production of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide practical knowledge on planning and documenting food safety practices from planting through marketing. The cost is $15 per person.  Lunch is included. The deadline to registration is Monday, April 6. Contact Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to receive a registration form.

 

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SEPAC Field Day

For Immediate Release     June 21, 2014

The annual Southeast Purdue Ag. Center Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 from 3:00-8:00 pm.  Featured speakers will be Purdue Extension Specialists and topics will include: Soybean Update, Starter Fertilizer & Population Research by Shaun Casteel; Corn Yield Response to Seeding Rates & Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates by Bob Nielsen; Soil Health – What is it & how do we improve it? by Eileen Kladivko; Regulatory Topic by Fred Whitford.  Private Applicator, Commercial Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are also available.  Private applicator credits will require $10.00.  Everyone should bring a copy of their applicator license.  Credits will only be given for attending the entire program.  RSVP’s are appreciated by June 25 to 812-352-3033.  SEPAC is located at 4425 E. County Road 350 N, Butlerville, IN 47223.  If you require auxillary aids and services due to a disability or special food needs, please call the phone number listed above by June 25. 

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Purdue Extension to Host New Farmer Program

For Immediate Release       June 5, 2014 

Whether they are families wanting to live off their land, older folks looking for retirement income, or veterans looking for peace and quiet, people around the country are starting their own small farms. Such is the popularity of starting farms with small acreage that Purdue Extension now hosts the annual Small Farms Conference every winter near Danville, IN. Interest in small farms is no different here in Southern Indiana, with people in Clark, Scott, Washington and Floyd Counties all asking how they can start living on the land, too. Extension will help answer those questions with a New Farmer Program at 6:30PM on Monday, June 16. The event will be held in the Food Stand at the Clark Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Hwy 62, Charlestown.

“Last year Extension in Scott and Washington counties hosted a new farmer callout that drew 47 people,” said Clark County Extension Educator Dave Hynes. “We want to build on that interest and give the public the information they need to start their own farming journey.”

The evening will touch on topics like business structure, marketing, selecting land and managing the soil, and selecting a production system, among others. Cost to attend is $10 per person, and anyone wanting to know how to start a farming business is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Clark Co. Extension office at (812) 256-4591.

If you need more information about the event, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at (812) 256-4591 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Dave at the office or call (888) EXT-INFO.

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