Rushville Republican

Agriculture

February 28, 2014

Purdue agriculture and extension events

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CONTACT: Liz Maynard, 219-531-4200, emaynard@purdue.edu

MARCH 13: STARTING A SPECIALTY FOOD BUSINESS WORKSHOP

A Purdue University workshop on March 13 will offer guidance on how to start a specialty food business. "An Introduction to Starting a Specialty Food Business" will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau office at 225 S. East St., Indianapolis. The workshop is for those interested in developing a specialty food or food ingredient business, homemakers and entrepreneurs looking to expand their knowledge on how to run their business, and small farmers interested in "vertically integrating" - uniting all parts of production under one ownership. Topics will consist of food safety, business planning, marketing, organic products, food regulations, product development, process development and packaging. Organizers aim to provide attendees with their next steps in starting a food business. Registration fee of $100 is due March 6. Lunch, refreshments and a three-ring binder of information will be provided. Registration forms are available on the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics' website, https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon, under calendar listings. Those interested should send the completed form to Marsha Pritchard, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 403 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907.

CONTACT: Katherine Clayton, 765-494-3726, katie-clayton@purdue.edu

MARCH 31-APRIL 3: AGRABILITY NATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP

Farmers and other professionals with disabilities can receive training and learn about issues related to disability in agriculture at the 2014 AgrAbility National Training Workshop. The workshop will be held March 31 to April 3 at the Downtown Lexington Hilton, 396 W. Vine St., Lexington, Ky. Participants can attend preconference sessions, breakouts, tours and special events. Participants can also attend a banquet with a benefit auction for farmer and rancher scholarships.

Josh Bleill, a Marine corporal and community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts, will give a keynote address. Bleill is a disabled war veteran who was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006 and lost both of his legs. He is author of a book, One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL. Session topics include beekeeping; aquaponics; agritourism; marketing products; assistive technology for agriculture; veterans in agriculture; women in agriculture care giving; and how to manage and cope with disability.

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