Small farms and gardens have unique issues and opportunities when growing for leisure or for business. To accommodate their needs and provide a networking space, the Kentucky Extension and Purdue Extension services are collaborating to once again host the Ohio Valley Small Farm and Garden Conference. Held at the Henderson County Extension Office on March 12, the event provides growers with ten different possible education topics from 8:30 AM Central to 12:30 PM Central.
Beginning with registration at 8:30 AM, the conference will allow for networking and visiting vendor and educational provider booths until 9 AM. At that time, attendees will have the option to pick between sessions on Small Animal First Aid, Food Safety on the Farm, Growing Cut Flowers, Small Farm Producer Programs, and Solar Energy. After a break, the next five sessions will cover High Tunnels, Organic Agriculture, Spraying Backyard Fruit, Wildlife Habitats, and Pursuing Grants. The morning will be rounded out by a producer panel discussing topics relevant to small farms.
Registration for this program is not required. Health and safety protocols will be followed as required by local health authorities. For more information or for questions, please reach out to your local Purdue or Kentucky Extension office.