Vincennes University will be hosting an Ag Workshop on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Ft. Sackville Rooms at the Beckes Student Union (1101 N 2nd St, Vincennes, IN 47591).
9:00-9:05 Welcome and agenda overview
9:05-10:00 Speaker – Soil Health and Nutrient Loading by Dr. Shalamar Armstrong,
Purdue Agronomy Department
10:00-10:15 Break/Networking time
10:15–11:15 Farmer Panel – Navigating through Tough Times
Mike Bell – Sullivan, IN
Kelly Cheesewright – Dana, IN
Jeff Smiley – Greensburg, IN
Mike Starkey – Brownsburg, IN
Moderated by Tom Bechman – Prairie Farmer
11:30–12:30 Speaker – Farm Credit – Brent Ditmars, Regional Vice President of Farm Credit
– Tips and Suggestions from a Creditor’s Perspective
12:30–1:15 Lunch included in Workshop fee/Networking
1:15-2:15 Speaker – Changes in the Ag Industry by Todd Gleason – WILL Radio
2:30-3:30 Speaker – Marketing Outlook by Todd Horwitz, Bubba Trading
The cost to attend is $20. For more information and registration: visit https://alumni.vinu.edu/s/1390/index.aspx?sid=1390&gid=1&pgid=1051&content_id=1114
Our 2018 Annual Meeting will be on Monday, March 5th, 2018. Stay tuned for more details!
The Vanderburgh County SWCD along with Gibson, Pike, Posey and Warrick Counties have been awarded a 2018 CWI grant for an Invasive Technician which Vanderburgh is the lead district. They will be hiring this person early next year. A job application must be completed and turned into the Vanderburgh office, a resume may be included but the application must be submitted by December 15th, 2017.
View application here.
View the job description here.
For more information, contact Erin Shoup at 812-423-4426 ext 3 or Erin.Shoup@in.nacdnet.net.
The deadline for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications is December 15th for 2018 funding consideration. Contact our office for more information!
Read the full press release here.
Chinese Silver Grass (aka Miscanthus) is producing seeds right now making it very noticeable. See our fact sheet here.
The September board meeting will be tomorrow at 7 am, instead of the usual third Wednesday.
The Knox County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is hosting a woodland invasive plant training with Purdue Extension Forester Ron Rathfon on Saturday, September 16th from 8:30 am to noon at the Southwest Purdue Ag Center (4369 Purdue Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591). Woodland owners, contractors, nature enthusiasts, and others are invited to attend. Topics will include invasive plant identification, invasive plant control, technical and financial assistance, and a field demonstration. Category II CCHs will potentially be available.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Will Drews at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 882-8210 ext. 119.
Click here for a printable flyer.
Join us this Saturday, June 24th at the Historic Vincennes Farmers Market to get some great native pollinator plants from us! We’ll have over 20 different species of native wildflowers and grasses including Common Milkweed, which is a host plant for Monarch butterflies!
Monarch caterpillar on Common Milkweed
Wild Parsnip contains a compound that can cause severe rashes/burns, so do not touch this plant! See our fact sheet here.
Our monthly board meeting has been rescheduled from this Wednesday to this Friday the 19th at 7 am.