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Who We Are

Purdue Diversified Food and Farming Systems is an Extension program made up of an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, extension educators, students, practitioners and partners.

What We Do

We work to connect programming, research and learning focused on urban agriculture, community wellness, local food, beginning armers, small farms, organic agriculture, and the Purdue student farm.

Our Mission

Increase scientific and public understanding of the diversification of locally grown foods and farming systems to improve the health of people, create economic opportunities for families and communities, and promote environmental stewardship.

Our Vision

Create a long-standing, vital resource for Purdue University and facilitate collaborations across academic disciplines. Practitioners, researchers, students and Educators will be able to engage in interdisciplinary activities around the core topics of urban agriculture, local foods, small farms, beginning farmers, student farmers and organic agriculture.

The Indiana State Fair is coming!

Join the Hoosier spirit starting July 30th thru August 30th!

Agenda:

Eighteen Spirited Days. Four Spirited Weekends!


The festivities, the food, the animals, the gabulous kid stuff, the music, the midway... the magic! Join us this summer as we welcome everyone back to this great hoosier tradition. With more days to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. The great Indiana State Fair, July 30th - August 22th. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Beginning Farmer

Signature Program

This program will walk through a farm planning workbook that will help a farmer determine their mission and vision, define their assets, set goals, and outline activities to achieve their goals.


Urban Agriculture Certificate

Statewide Program

The Urban Agriculture Certificate is a 100% online program developed by Purdue Extension where students receive in-depth instruction for urban crop production from farm design through harvest techniques. This certificate is tailored to the dynamics of urban agriculture for small scale and close to non-agriculture land.

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M & G Farms Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Victory Acres Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Free Folk Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Maple Hill Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Four Flags Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Freedom Valley Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Local Farm's Experience During COVID-19

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

At Silver Valley Farm with Wendy Feller outside Crawfordsville, Ind.

Newsletter

We release a monthly newsletter that includes events, surveys, opportunities, and news about our community. You can also subscribe to our email list by clicking below.
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Partners

Purdue Extension's Diversified Farming and Food Systems program partners with many agencies across Indiana to support you as a diversified or beginning farmer, help you connect with other locals, and more.

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Our Team

Purdue Diversified Food and Farming Systems works to connect programming, research and learning focused on urban agriculture, community wellness, local food, beginning armers, small farms and organic agriculture.

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Mailing Address

Dr. Tamara J Benjamin

Assistant Program Leader
Diversified Farming and Food Systems

615 W State Street
West Lafayette
IN  47907

AVAILABLE AT 8AM TO 5PM

(775) 496-1930

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