Indiana

Organizations and programs involved in small farm work in Indiana

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Description: Provides websites, programs, publications, workshops, speakers, bulletins, field days, etc.
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/ 1-888-398-4636 extension@aes.purdue.edu

Purdue University Sustainable Agriculture
Description: Provides website, publications, and training programs.
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/sa/
Rick Foster
rfoster@purdue.edu

Indiana Agriculture Organizations
Description: Contact information for various agriculture organizations in Indiana.
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/anr/organizations.html

Indiana Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture
Description: The mission of the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture is to: promote Indiana agriculture, rural development and sustainable communities through partnership building.
http://www.ai.org/oca/index.html

The OCA umbrella of initiatives include programs and services under:
Indiana Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency Indiana Land Resources Council

IndianaFarmDirect.com
IndianaFarmDirect.com is made up of farm families across the state of Indiana who feel the internet is a great way to reach customers. These men and women have come together to form this website to make it easier for people to find and purchase products direct from the farm.
http://www.indianafarmdirect.com/

Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Description: Each county in Indiana has a soil and water conservation district (SWCD). They are joined by their state association, the Indiana Association of SWCDs, Inc. Indiana's conservation districts are structured for local leadership.
Committees at all levels address natural resource education, forestry, and wildlife, soil and water resources, district operations, marketing, ways and means, and legislative issues.
http://iaswcd.org/
225 S. East Street, Suite 740
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-423-7325

Indiana Certified Organic
Description: Information regarding the certification process, rules, and regulations.
http://members.iquest.net/~cvof/ico/
Indiana Certified Organic
8364 South SR 39
Clayton, IN 46118

Indiana Organic Agriculture Resource Page
http://www.in.gov/oca/organic/Organic_Agriculture_Resource_Page.html

Indiana Farm Bureau
Description: Provide services to farmers and their families and communities across the state. These services include educational and outreach programs, as well as, providing opportunities to promote change in agriculture through government involvement.
www.infarmbureau.org

Sustainable Earth http://www.sustainableearth.net

Funding Sources

Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Programs - http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafl/default.htm

Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service - http://www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/

USDA Rural Development Agency in Indiana - http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/in/

Indiana Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture - http://www.ai.org/oca/index.html

Additional Purdue Agriculture Websites

Ag Answers: Business and Science of Agriculture
http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/aganswers/index.html

Agricultural Innovation and Commercialization Center
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/AICC/

Indiana Agriculture Statistics Service
http://www.nass.usda.gov/in/

New Ventures in Food and Agriculture for Indiana
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/newventures/

Agricultural Safety and Health Program
http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agsafety/welcome.html

Purdue NewCROPTM On-line Resource
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg/

Purdue FarmMARKET
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/FarmMARKET/FarmMARKET.html

Vegetable Insects and Their Management
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/vegisite/

Fruit Insects and Their Management
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/Fruitsite/index.html

Purdue Floriculture Extension
http://flowers.hort.purdue.edu/

Indiana Custom Rates
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/ext/pubs/cust-rates-01.pdf

Purdue Animal Sciences Species Information Pages
http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/anscext/species.htm

Greg Hunt's Bee Hive (Beekeeping Information)
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/Entomology/research/bee/index.htm

Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering Extension
http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/ABE/Extension/

Purdue Agricultural Economics Extension
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/

Purdue Agronomy Extension
http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/index.html

Purdue Weed Science
http://www.btny.purdue.edu/weedscience/

Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/addl/toxic/cover1.htm

Purdue Food Science Outreach
http://www.foodsci.purdue.edu/Outreach/

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Extension
http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/fnr/Extension/extension.html

Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/

Indiana Private Pesticide Applicator Program
http://www.btny.purdue.edu/PPP/PARP/

Indiana Climate Page
http://shadow.agry.purdue.edu/sc.index.html

Publications
Purdue University Extension Publications -
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/menu.htm

Contracting
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/resources/contracting.asp

Indiana Agriculture in Transition
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/NCR/NCR-406.html

Setting Up a Home-Based Business
http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agtransition/pubs/FF-12.html

Income Enhancement Strategies for Farmers -
http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agtransition/pubs/FF-5.htm

Newsletters
Emerging Issues (Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business Newsletter - subscription form)
http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/resources/newsletter_form.asp

Purdue Vegetable Crops Hotline (A newsletter for commercial vegetable growers)
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/vegisite/commercial/hotline2004.html

Purdue Pest and Crop Newsletter (Up-to-date information on pests)
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/ext/targets/p&c/index2004.htm

Purdue Facts For Fancy Fruit (Newsletter for Fruit Growers)
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fff/

Illinois and Purdue Weekly Outlook Newsletter
http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/marketing/newsletters.html

On Your Mark (Bi-monthly newsletter of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts)
http://iaswcd.org/newsletters.htm

Regular Events (annual workshops, field days, tours, etc.)
Crop Management Workshops - January - the Purdue University Pest Management Program educates crop producers in the areas of: disease, insect, and weed updates and control strategies; infield diagnostic approaches; and, state and federal pesticide regulations.
Contact: John Obermeyer obe@purdue.edu, phone: (765)494-4563
Rich Edwards edwards@purdue.edu, phone (765)494-4562

Farming Together Workshop - January - This workshop provides valuable information and answers questions on the issues involved with bringing someone into the operation. The workshop provides an opportunity for you, your son, daughter, or partner to begin making decisions together as to the future of the farming operation.
Contact: Alan Miller millerwa@purdue.edu, phone: (765)494-4203
Craig Dobbins cdobbins@purdue.edu, phone: (765) 494-9041

Farm Management Tour - June - annual tour of outstanding Indiana farms with Purdue Cooperative Extension Educators serving as guides and sponsored by the Indiana Farm Management Association.
Contact: Alan Miller millerwa@purdue.edu, phone: (765)494-4203

Illiana Vegetable Grower's School - January - provides valuable information to vegetable growers in both Indiana and Illinois regarding such issues as: pesticide regulations, seedling diseases, insect management, etc.
Contact: Liz Maynard emaynard@purdue.edu, phone: (219)785-5673

Indiana Horticulture Congress - January - The IHC is an annual event sponsored by several Indiana horticultural associations, the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The continuing success of the Congress is due to the people around the state who work hard to meet your commercial requirements, and to the strength of the educational programs and trade show. The programs will help you improve your business performance by providing you with updates on production practices, pesticides, food safety, produce quality, specialty crops, market opportunities, and other new concepts. There are several concurrent sessions that have been scheduled so that subjects geared to particular interest groups run consecutively. On the IHC web page you will find information on events, schedules of the educational programs, and forms that you will need to register and make hotel reservations. Exhibitors will also find information about the trade show, including the exhibit space application and the hotel forms and maps. You can visit us at www.hort.purdue.edu/hort/ext/hortcongress/.

Farm Management for the 21st Century - A self-study course on farm financial analysis, strategic management, Indiana farmland values and cash rents, balancing work and family, improving communications, coping with stress, goal setting and decision making, and other topics. http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/fbm21/

Top Farmer Crop Workshop - July - challenges farmers to make the most of their farm through education concerning management and production, while allowing them to interact with some of the Midwest's most innovative producers.

Other Small Farm Resources
Indiana Department of Workforce Development - http://www.in.gov/dwd/

Indiana Farm Service Agency - http://www.fsa.usda.gov/in/

Indiana Secretary of State: Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in Indiana - http://www.in.gov/sos/business/corps/guide.html

Indiana Small Business Development Center - http://www.isbdc.org/index.cfm

Ohio Valley Direct Marketing Conference - contact: Roy Ballard rballard@purdue.edu

Heart of America Grazing Conference - contact: Allen Ullom ullomg@purdue.edu

Northern Indiana Grazing Conference - contact: Dona Hunter dona-hunter@iaswcd.org
Steve Engleking sengleking@purdue.edu

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