Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium - Purdue University

Jan 5, 2016 - Visit business displays before program and during breaks. 8:30 Welcome ... Point of Sale Systems for Small Businesses. Danielle Sands ...
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Vegetable Farmers and Market Gardeners: Join us on Jan. 5, 2016 

Network with other growers in the region

Meet seed company reps and suppliers

Learn from University specialists

For information regarding the program or registration: Nikky Witkowski 219-755-3240 [email protected] A joint program of: University of Illinois Extension Purdue Extension NW Commercial Horticulture Program, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Teibel’s Restaurant Schererville, Indiana

Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium This program offers information and networking opportunities to commercial vegetable farmers and market gardeners.

Date and Location Date:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time


Teibel’s Restaurant 1775 US 41, US 30 & US 41 Schererville, Indiana 46375 Telephone: 219-865-2000

Continuing Education  Indiana Private Applicator

Recertification (PARP) Credits. $10 PARP fee—Bring your License

Agenda Registration 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. Visit business displays before program and during breaks. 8:30 Welcome 8:35

New Pollinator Regulations Rick Foster, Purdue University


Cucurbit Insect Management and Aphid Outbreaks Rick Weinzierl, University of Illinois


Prevalent Diseases of 2015: Phytophthora Blight, Downy Mildew and More Dan Egel, Purdue University 10:10 Exhibitor Introductions

 Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator

(add’l name) Company Mailing Address

11:00 USDA Programs for Vegetable Farmers Jacob Maxwell, USDA-FSA; Tony Bailey, USDANRCS; Jennifer Dammerman, USDA-RMA

City, ST, Zip

11:45 Break


12:15 Lunch - Teibel’s Restaurant



What’s New at Purdue Horticulture Hazel Wetzstein, Purdue University



Update on the Food Safety Modernization Act James Theuri, University of Illinois

I require auxiliary aids/services because of a disability.


Blasting Weed Competition Away Sam Wortman, University of Illinois

I have special dietary requirements.


Choose Session A or B


Efficient and Effective Use of Social Media Mary Hosier, University of Illinois Introducing FoodLink: Purdue’s Consumer Guide to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Point of Sale Systems for Small Businesses Danielle Sands, Purdue Extension CED

Sponsors Austgen Farms Kankakee County Farm Bureau Lake County Farm Bureau La Porte County Farm Bureau


10:40 Drift Recovery Eugene Matzat, Purdue Extension

Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs) (Up to 5 CCHs for Cat 1 & RT; 2 CCHs for Cat 11; Up to 1 CCH for Cat 14)

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Register online at, look for the “workshop” button on left. Online registration closes Dec. 23, 11 am Central Time. Or Mail in the form below with payment by December 16. (Registration will be $30.00 per person at the door and meals cannot be guaranteed.)

10:20 Break

 Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education

Units (CEUs).




Year Round Mixed Vegetable Production in High Tunnels Zack Grant, University of Illinois

Preregistration: $25.00/person



Please make checks payable to: Purdue University Return with payment postmarked by December 16 to: Purdue Extension - The Education Store 700 Ahlers Drive, MMDC Bldg West Lafayette, IN 47907-2012 Questions? Call 1-888-398-4636

Items available for purchase the day of the event.

Opportunities in Hydroponics Petrus Langenhoven, Purdue University

Indiana Vegetable Growers’ Association (IVGA) Membership for 2016 (subscription and Vegetable Production Guide) ($40.00)

Building Soil Health in Organic Systems Lori Hoagland, Purdue University

Vegetable Crops Hotline—Paper Subscription ($15.00)


Vegetable Production Guide for 2016 (ID-56) ($10.00)