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Indiana Small Farm Conference to take place Feb. 29 through March 1 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds

There’s still time to register for the 2024 Indiana Small Farm Conference. The 12th annual conference and trade show will take place Feb. 29 through March 1 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana.

“It’s an honor to host this event and help advance small-farm production and profitability within the state,” said Bernie Engel, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “We are thankful that this event has continued through the years and appreciate the involvement of our Purdue Agriculture professionals, as well as industry experts and small-farm producers. With a variety of sessions, the trade show and networking options, the schedule has something for everyone.”

Sessions offered at the two-day conference include topics ranging from raising turkeys on pasture to mushroom cultivation, agritourism, marketing, fermentation and flower farming. Learn more about the sessions, demonstrations and trade show schedule here.

“The trade show is a great opportunity for exhibitors to showcase products and services in a relaxed atmosphere to a variety of clientele,” said Phil Cox, Purdue Extension agricultural and natural resources educator in Vermillion County, Indiana. “If you’re interested in exhibiting your products or services, there is still time to register as a vendor.”

This year’s conference includes a keynote presentation from Michael Kilpatrick, a farmer, educator and host of the top-rated Thriving Farmer Podcast.

“It’s the small farmers who are in the best position to provide fresh, local food their communities need,” said Kilpatrick. “With the right systems in place, any small farmer can become a thriving, cash flowing source of food for their community.”

The last date for online registration (includes meals/breaks) is Wednesday, Feb. 21. On-site registration will be available, but meals/breaks will not be available.

For more information or to sign up, visit the Indiana Small Farm Conference website at

Follow the conference on Twitter @SmallFarmPurdue, on Instagram @PurdueDFFS or on Facebook at @PurdueExtensionSmallFarms, with the hashtag #PurdueSmallFarms.

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