Indiana is the #1 duck producing state in the country. To find out more information click the link below.
Small Ruminants are consisted of sheep, goats and other animals that graze and eat crass. They mainly eat hay and grain and are also a large portion of US meat consumption. Click the link below to learn more.
Aquaculture is the process of rearing aquatic animals or aquatic plants for food. Here you will find resources on Fish and Shrimp production.
Beekeeping has recently gained popularity on farms, in backyards, and in urban settings. Apiculture has been on the rise with greater awareness of the inexplicable Colony Collapse Disorder and the great importance of all pollinators! Click the link below to learn more and to view our resources.
The Purdue Small Farms team has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for our small vegetable farmers. Find information ranging from vegetable management, insect and pest management, and planting calendars. To find these resources and more, click the link below.
The Purdue Hops Program was initiated in 2014 to assist growers and connect them to valuable resources for producing hops (Humulus lupulus) as an alternative agriculture enterprise for Indiana. Click below to learn more and to view our resources.
High Tunnels, also known as hoop houses are unheated greenhouses that allow farmers to grow crops all year long. Click below to learn more!
Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants with nutrients and water but without soil. The plant’s roots can either be in water or in an artificial medium (i.e. sand, gravel, perlite, peat moss, sawdust, coir, rockwool, etc.). Hydroponic systems are often used when the supply of water and farmland are scarce or among home gardeners with limited space or an interest in year-round gardening. Click the link below to learn more and to view our resources.
Purdue Beginning Farmer is a Purdue Diversified Farming and Food Systems resource that is compiled to help prospective farmers learn the ins and outs of farming.
There are numerous sources of information throughout the country that can support your small sustainable farm enterprise. Click below to view these resources and to learn more.
Cover crops has recently grown in popularity among farmers and more institutions have increased their research as well. Cover crops allow you to harvest sunlight for months out of the year, thereby adding more carbon and other organic matter to the soil. Click below to learn more and to look at our resources.
Handling Foods Safely is one of the most important aspects when producing, growing, and selling foods. Click below to view the Safe Produce Indiana page by Purdue Agriculture.
Soil Health is extremely important to help farmers with improving environmental quality, sustainability and production efficiency.