HLA Extension Events – Facts for Fancy Fruit

HLA Extension Events

September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop
Purdue University, Deans auditorium, HLA greenhouse
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu
Participants learned about optimal conditions for growing hydroponic lettuce, including nutrient recipes, production systems, artificial lighting practices and optimal temperatures for lettuce. Workshop attendees had the opportunity to tour the department’s greenhouse and hydroponic facilities where several hands-on activities took place. Krishna Nemali, professor of controlled environment agriculture, lead the workshop. Event comprised of both classroom style presentations by Drs. Petrus Langenhoven, Laura Ingwell and Krishna Nemali and hands-on training sessions organized by Alex Miller, Juliana Brustolin, Yuyao Kong, Alex Rodriguez, and Ranjeta Adhikari (students and postdoc). A big thanks to Lori Jolly-Brown for organizing the event and working behind the scenes to make it a grand success! The event was attended by nearly 80 people.

October 17, 2019 Indiana Flower Growers association conference
Registration now open!
Purdue University, Daniel Turf Center
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu
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, ljollybr@purdue.edu
The Indiana Horticultural Conference & Expo, 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!

July 30, 2020 Small Farm Education Field Day
Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm
Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu



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