Indiana Small Farm Conference Committee
The Purdue Small Farms Team formed more than 10 years ago to support the growing number of small and alternative farming operations. From this team the Indiana Small Farm Conference committee was formed, a collaborative effort, engaging researchers, educators, and farmers to help foster this diverse community.
The committee meets monthly throughout the year to discuss current and future initiatives addressing small and alternative farming operations as well as plan the annual conference for the small holder farmers of Indiana.
The conference brings together farmers, educators and researchers to create a supportive network for those engaged in small-scale farming as well as provide opportunities to share knowledge. The Indiana Small Farm Conference is hosted at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, with over 400 attendees. Tracks focused on beginning farmers, urban agriculture, farm planning, livestock and vegetable production and more. We look forward to continuing this annual event, and hope it will continue to provide a chance to build this community.