Registration open for Indiana Small Farm Conference

The 2017 Indiana Small Farm Conference and trade show will be held March 2-4 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main St., Danville.

This year’s conference begins with a series of daylong workshops March 2. Topics include hops production, starting a small farm in Indiana, on-farm fresh produce food safety, and an urban agriculture tour in Indianapolis.

Educational programs March 3 and 4 will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with Extension educators, expert speakers, other producers and vendors.

“About two-thirds of all Indiana farms are 200 acres or less,” said James Wolff, extension educator in Allen County and one of the conference organizers. “The Indiana Small Farm Conference brings together the small and medium-scale farming community to share practical knowledge and build relationships.”

Cost is $75 for one day, $135 for two days and $190 for three days for those who register before Feb. 6. Afterward, costs are $90, $162 and $228.

Register online on the conference’s webpage, but information is also available on the Purdue Extension Small Farm Team’s website or Facebook page.