Agriculture News

June 14, 2017

Beginning Farmer Veterans to tour Tuttle Orchards

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Veterans, active military and their families are invited to join Purdue Extension’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program for an educational session and tour of Tuttle Orchards near Greenfield.

The program will be held July 8, beginning with an educational session at Buck Creek Township Fire Department, 5809 W. Airport Boulevard. The session will focus on basic orchard and fruit tree care followed by lunch and afternoon tour of Tuttle Orchards.

Tuttle Orchards is a 60-acre diversified farming operation that draws agritourists with public tours and an onsite café, along with u-pick apples, pumpkins, annuals and perennials, as well as a community-supported agriculture program. They also make their own apple cider on site and sell it, as well as many other local and Indiana farm products through their farm store.

“These tours are a great opportunity to meet and talk with fellow veterans who have a passion for farming and to learn from their experiences,” said Cindy Chastain, farmer veteran coordinator for the Purdue-based National AgrAbility Project.

Registration is required. Cost is $10 per person and space is limited. For more information or to sign up, go to http://www.cvent.com/events/beginning-farmer-tours-and-workshops/event-summary-0f7526f0380a432788708b2f2edcf1e7.aspx, call 765-496-2377 or contact Chastain at chastai1@purdue.edu or Katherine Prasuhn, kslong@purdue.edu.

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu 

Source: Katherine Prasuhn, 765-496-2377, kslong@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
Shari Finnell, Manager/Media Relations and Public Information, sfinnell@purdue.edu  
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