Events – Facts for Fancy Fruit


August 13, 2019 Vegetable Field Day/Sweet Corn Taste Testing
Pinney Purdue Ag Center, 11402 S. County Line Rd., Wanatah, IN
5pm-8:30pm Central time
Please register by August 6th, Nikky Witkowski,, (219) 465-3555

September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop
Purdue University, Deans auditorium, HLA greenhouse
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown,
Participants will learn about optimal conditions for growing hydroponic lettuce, including nutrient recipes, production systems, artificial lighting practices and optimal temperatures for lettuce. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the department’s greenhouse and hydroponic facilities where several hands-on activities will take place. Krishna Nemali, professor of controlled environment agriculture, will lead the workshop. Nemali’s research centers on enhancing sustainable growing practices in controlled environments, like greenhouse and indoor vertical farms.

October 17, 2019 Indiana Flower Growers association conference
Purdue University, Daniel Turf Center
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown,
Horticulturists and greenhouse operators will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists. Educational sessions to include technology and automation, electrical conductivity sensors, marketplace opportunities, greenhouse production, worker production standards, as well as networking with other flower growers across the state.

January 7, 2020 Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium
Teibel’s Family Restaurant, 1775 US 41, US 30 & US 41, Schererville, IN

February 11-13, 2020 Indiana Horticultural Conference & Expo
Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown,
The Indiana Horticultural Congress, presented by Purdue University, is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, greenhouse, high tunnel, specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. Over 500 registrants and more than 70 vendors attend each year.

February 11-13, 2020 Indiana Green Expo
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana’s largest, most comprehensive green industry event of the year!
Offering over 75 educational seminars plus a Spanish track, certification opportunities,
in-depth workshops, numerous CEUs and CCHs to be earned, and a two-day trade show!

March 5-7 2020 Indiana Small Farm Conference
Danville, IN
Contact Laura Ingwell at or (765) 494-6167
This is the premier conference in Indiana where small farmers of all kinds have opportunities to network with fellow Indiana farmers and learn about advancements relevant to their operations, this is what makes the Indiana SFC special.

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