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Agriculture

April 11, 2014

Purdue Agriculture and Extension events

Here is a look at current and upcoming events for Purdue Agriculture and Extension.

APRIL 9-16: HARDWOOD LUMBER WORKSHOP

The Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is offering a workshop for those interested in the hardwood industry and want to learn about lumber production, proper handling and use. “Hardwood Lumber: Producing, Using and Selling” will be a one-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: April 9: Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, 4425 E. C.R. 350 N., Butlerville; April 16: Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, Dubois. Workshop topics include wood quality and characteristics, log scaling, hardwood lumber grading and pricing, sawing patterns and grade sawing, determining veneer quality logs, wood moisture and drying, stain and insects, selling and marketing wood products for small and traditional producers. There also will be a sawing demonstration. The Society of American Foresters has approved the workshop for professional continuing forestry education credits of 6.5 hours. Participants should bring their own lunch. Registration fee is $20. To register online and pay with a credit card, go to https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_sessions.asp?itemID=21371. To pay by check, complete the registration form with check payable to Purdue University and mail to Purdue Extension - The Education Store, 700 Ahlers Drive, MMDC Building, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2012. Registration by phone at 888-398-4636 also is available. For more information, contact Cassens at 765-412-6844 or dcassens@purdue.edu.

CONTACT: Dan Cassens, 765-412-6844, dcassens@purdue.edu

APRIL 10: FINAL GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES WORKSHOP

Purdue Extension workshops across Indiana have been teaching current and prospective fruit and vegetable farmers about practices that help keep food safe from seed to market. The final workshop in the series will be held April 10. Goal of “Good Agricultural Practices from A to Z” is to present current science-based information on how to reduce risk of contamination during production of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide practical knowledge on planning and documenting food safety practices from planting through marketing. Attendance will satisfy the Indiana State Department of Health food safety training requirement for producers of fresh fruits and vegetables who sell to wholesale and institutional accounts. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wayne County Produce Auction, 8025 Carlos Road, Williamsburg. Contact is Jonathan Ferris, ferrisj@purdue.edu, 765-973-9281. Registration was requested at least one week before the program date and costs $30 per person and $10 for each additional person from the same farm.

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