Conference set for small farms

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 conference will be held Saturday, April 6, at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds, 210 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CT, with presentations running from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT.

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.

Fees for this event are $15 per person, with registration available on-line at or by phone at 812-897-6100. Registration is due by Wednesday, April 3.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension-Warrick County office at 812-897-6100, email at, or visit the local county extension office. Information also is available on-line at


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