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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Teibel's Family Restaurant, 1775 US 41, US 30 & US 41, Schererville, Indiana



 
2018 Business Display/Vendor Invitation Letter (pdf)

Online Registration for Business Display/Vendors

Online Registration for Attendees

2018 IVGS SponsorshipForm-fillable.pdf2018 IVGS SponsorshipForm-fillable.pdf
 
 

2018 Program for the Day

8:00 am       Registration

8:30 am       Welcome                                                                                                                                   Phil Woolery, Purdue Extension

8:35 am       Do I really need a Special Sprayer for Sweet Corn Caterpillars?                                    Rick Foster, Purdue University

9:15 am       Biology, Symptoms and Management of Bacterial Canker of Tomato                          Dan Egel, Purdue University

9:55 am       Exhibitor Introductions

10:05 am     Break

                    Moderator: Nikky Witkowski

10:25 am     New Rules for Dicamba                                                                                                        Joe Ikley, Purdue University 

11:25 am     Biostimulants, Biofungicides and Biofertilizers                                                                Lori Hoagland, Purdue Univeristy

11:55 am     Break

12:10 pm    Lunch - Teibel’s Restaurant

                    Moderator: James Theuri

1:10 pm      What Produce Growers Need to Know about Federal Food Safety Regs for 2018     Zack Grant, University of Illinois

1:40 pm      Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Variety Performance                                                              Liz Maynard, Purdue University

2:10 pm      Break – Split into two sessions

   

     Session A: Economics and Marketing

     Moderator: Andrew Martin

2:20 pm      2017 Indiana Farmers Market Price Reports                                                                   Ariana Torres, Purdue University

3:10 pm      Words Matter: How Evolving Consumer Food Values are Triggered by Word Associations               Jodee Ellett, Purdue Extension

4:00 pm      Adjourn

 

     Session B: Production Issues

     Moderator: Gene Matzat

2:20 pm      What’s New in Cover Crops for Vegetables: Midwest Cover Crop Tool                  Anna Morrow, Purdue Extension

                    Crimping for Pumpkin and Melon Production                                                            Dan Perkins, Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District

2:50 pm      Planting Schedules for High Tunnel Winter Greens Production                               Liz Maynard, Purdue University

                                                                                                                                                                 Zack Grant, University of Illinois

3:20 pm      Grower Panel

4:00 pm      Adjourn

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Previous Years

 

8:00 AM          Registration

8:30 AM          Welcome                    Gene Matzat, Purdue Extension

8:35 AM          Pollinators: Where are We After 2016?             Rick Foster, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue

9:05 AM          Management of Powdery Mildew and other Important Diseases of Cucurbits            Mohammad Babadoost, Dept. of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

9:35 AM          Mineral Nutrition for Vegetable Crops            Liz Maynard, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue

10:05 AM        Exhibitor Introductions                           

10:15 AM        Break                                                          

                          Moderator: Andrew Martin                   

10:35 AM        Updated Worker Protection Standards          Nikky Witkowski, Purdue Extension, Lake County

10:55 AM        Food Safety Regulation Update and Washing Systems for Small Operations             Scott Monroe, Purdue Extension

11:25 AM        Break                                                          

11:55 AM        Luncheon                                                  

1:10 PM          Moderator: Liz Maynard                        

1:10 PM          How Can Other Farm Profiles Help You Plan?                 Ariana Torres, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue

1:45 PM          Modern Transplant Production in the Greenhouse          Krishna Nemali, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue

2:20 PM          Break - Split into two sessions               

 

       Session A: Organic Pest Management.

                          Moderator: Bob Yoder                           

2:30 PM          Successful Pest Management in Organic Vegetable Production      Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension, Cook County

3:15 PM          Bio-Char Does it work?                                   Liz Aquino, Lanes End Farm, Lowell, Indiana

3:45 PM          Student and Mentoring Partnerships on Vegetable Farms               Tamara Benjamin, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue

        Session B: Hydroponic Production       

                          Moderator: Nikky Witkowski                 

2:25 PM          Is Hydroponics Really that Easy?               Petrus Langenhoven, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue

 

3:10 PM          Break                                                        

3:15 PM          Starting a Hydroponic Enterprise & Identifying Markets  Tim Yohnka, New Day Hydroponics, Momence, Illinois

 

4:00 PM          Adjourn                                                     

 
 
2016
Central Standard Time (Chicago Time)    Title    Speaker
8:00 AM    Registration   
8:30 AM    Welcome   
    Lyndsay Ploehn, Moderator   
8:35 AM    New Pollinator Regulations    Rick Foster, Purdue University
9:00 AM    Cucurbit Insect Management and Aphid Outbreaks    Rick Weinzierl, University of illinois
9:30 AM    Prevalent Diseases of 2015:  Phytophthora Blight, Downy Mildew and More    Dan Egel, Purdue University
10:10 AM    Exhibitor Introductions   
10:20 AM    Break   
    Phil Woolery, Moderator   
10:40 AM    Drift Recovery    Gene Matzat, Purdue Extension
11:00 AM    USDA Programs for Vegetable Farmers 
 
FSA Jacob Maxwell, Farm Service Agency
NRCS web site  Tony Bailey, Natural Resources Conservation Service
RMA web site  PDF Jennifer Dammerman, Risk Management Agency
11:45 AM    Break   
12:15 PM    Luncheon   
1:10 PM    James Theuri, Moderator   
1:10 PM    What's New at Purdue Horticulture    Hazel Wetzstein, Purdue University
1:25 PM    Update on the Food Safety Modernization Act     James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension
1:45 PM    Blasting Weed Competition Away    Sam Wortman, University of Illinois
2:15 PM    Break - Choose Session A or Session B   
    Session A: Marketing Tips and Tools, Andrew Martin, Moderator 
2:25 PM    Efficient and Effective Use of Social Media  Mary Hosier, University of Illinois (additional handouts: Social Media 101 and Social Media Rules Poster)
3:25 PM    Point of Sale Systems for Small Businesses    Danielle Sands, Purdue Extension
4:00 PM    Adjourn           
    Session B: Production Topics, Zack Grant, Moderator        
2:25 PM    Year Round Mixed Vegetable Production in High Tunnels    Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension
2:55 PM    Opportunities in Hydroponics    Petrus Langenhoven, Purdue University
3:30 PM    Building Soil Health in Organic Systems     Lori Hoagland, Purdue University
4:00 PM    Adjourn   
 
Questions? Contact Nikky Witkowski, nikky@purdue.edu or 219-755-3240
 
Program Planning Committee 2016 and 2017:
Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension
Andrew Martin, Purdue Extension, Newton County
Gene Matzat, Purdue Extension, LaPorte County
Liz Maynard, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University
Lyndsay Ploehn, Purdue Extension, Porter County
James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension
Nikky Witkowski, Purdue Extension, Lake County
Phil Woolery, Purdue Extension, Pulaski and Starke Counties
Bob Yoder, Purdue Extension, Marshall County
Butch Zandstra, Zandstra's Farm and Greenhouse, Lowell
 
 
 
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