WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2022 Indiana Small Farm Convention – Indiana’s premier annual occasion for the state’s small and diversified farming group – has made the choice to pivot to a digital platform amid the state’s excessive numbers of COVID instances.

“All of us from Purdue Extension had been wanting ahead to spending time with farmers, colleagues and buddies this March on the Indiana Small Farm Convention,” mentioned Nathan Shoaf, city agriculture coordinator and convention committee member. “We waited so long as we might earlier than making the choice to pivot from an in-person convention to a digital one, however we decided it was the most secure path ahead for everybody.”

The tenth annual convention will supply free webinars and keynote speaker movies to all who register.

“We hope to work together with many previous convention members, in addition to those that are attending for the primary time,” Shoaf mentioned. “Thanks to all the farmers, distributors and sponsors who make this an unbelievable convention 12 months after 12 months.”

Malik KenyattaYakini, co-founder and govt director of the Detroit Black Group Meals Safety Community, will keynote at 11:30 a.m. ET, March 3. Genesis McKiernan-Allen and Liz Brownlee, co-founders of the Hoosier Younger Farmer Coalition, can even current keynote remarks for the convention.

Since 2013, the Indiana Small Farm Convention has featured complete programming about diversified farming and native meals methods, bringing collectively novice and skilled small-scale farmers.

“I’m assured our glorious workforce of educators and farmers will ship high-quality on-line content material that will help you proceed to farm all through this unsure time,” says Mike Hoopengardner, proprietor of Redbud Farm and Caprini Creamery and ISFC committee member. “Please be a part of us nearly for the tenth annual Indiana Small Farm Convention.”

This 12 months’s free convention gives 10 tracks from which attendees can select periods that greatest align with their farming operations and targets:

  • Vegetable Manufacturing
  • Livestock Manufacturing
  • Advertising and marketing
  • City Agriculture
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Worth Added
  • Soil Well being
  • Pollination Administration
  • Perennial Crop Manufacturing
  • Improvements in Response to Local weather Change

An in depth convention schedule can be out there, and presently scheduled periods are topic to vary. For extra data, or to register, go to the Indiana Small Farm Convention web site at purdue.ag/sfc. Observe the convention on Twitter and Instagram at @SmallFarmPurdue or on Fb at @PurdueExtensionSmallFarms, with the hashtag #PurdueSmallFarms.

Author: Nyssa Lilovich, 765-494-7077 nclilovi@purdue.edu

Supply: Lais McCartney, lmccartn@purdue.edu

Tamara Benjamin, (765) 494-8490, tamara17@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Division Head, mmanier@purdue.edu

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