The Indiana Horticultural Congress is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. All interested individuals are invited to attend.
FED: Food Expo & Discussion 2019
Friday, February 23rd, 2019
County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN
Tickets and agenda coming soon!
FED is open to all — whether you eat food, play a role in the food system, or have a passion for food issues! (Check out agenda from last year's event.)
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and include panel discussions, workshops, locally-sourced lunch, and admittance to the Expo. You can also visit the ticket link to reserve an Expo booth for your farm, business, or non-profit.
Be a part of the Expo!
Exhibit space is intended for food producers, community groups, food businesses, and anyone who provides services or goods to local growers or consumers. A 6-foot table will be provided. Electricity will be available but please bring your own extension chords. The booth fee is $50 and also includes event admission and lunch for one. This is a fantastic opportunity to get exposure in front of a very focused audience of 150-200 consumers, farmers, and others who are into local food. You can also provide samples and/or sell items that day if you like (as long as you have necessary permits).
Indiana Small Farm Conference
The 2019 conference at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex, Danville, Indiana begins with a series of daylong workshops on Thursday, February 28. Topics include writing a food safety plan, vegetable crop planning, mushroom cultivation, biological orcharding and two tours: on the subjects of agri-tourism and livestock processing
Breakout sessions on March 1-2 will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. Participants will have an opportunity to network with Extension educators, expert speakers, other farmers and vendors. Check back for a complete list of speakers.
The Small Farm Trade Show takes place on March 1-2 where more than 50 vendors will showcase their products and services. The Small Farm Poster Session on March 2 will feature research and programs on local foods, diversified agriculture, and small farm production and education. Check back for details on the poster session.
Lunch is included with your registration. Catering will be provided by Lali Hess and the wonderful staff at The Juniper Spoon, using ingredients sourced from Indiana farms and food businesses.
The 2019 Conference Program will available soon. Visit HERE for more details on registration, exhibitor booths and more.
National Farmers Union’s “Growing for the Future” is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues.
The free, four-day event includes farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q&A sessions, a discussion board, an online resource center, and free giveaways. The theme of this year’s conference is cooperatives, and it will cover a variety of topics including cooperative development, drought management, conservation, technology, food safety, and more!