2017 Indiana Small Farm Conference

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Check out insights and experiences from this year:

March 2 – 4, 2017
The 5th Annual Indiana Small Farm Conference scheduled for March 2-4, 2017 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, Danville, Indiana.

Attending the conference?  Check out the 2017 conference program for all the details!

Dive deep into an all-day workshop on Thursday:

Dive deeper Friday and Saturday:

  • Efficiency in your business
  • Anima health and production
  • Balancing farm and family
  • Seasonal crops
  • Tracking labor and costs for your farm
  • Tools and innovations on Small Farms
  • How to work your farm indoors and outdoors

On Friday afternoon, listen to keynote speaker Eliot Coleman. Coleman is a farmer at Four Season Farm and author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook.  Coleman has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry.

At Saturday’s luncheon, hear keynote speaker Blaine Hitzfield share 3 ways to build an efficient farm team. Blaine is the second son in the family farm operation, Seven Sons Family Farms. He manages the marketing and distribution of their farm products.  He will discuss the family, operations team and how they have been successful with direct sales and regional distribution.

Some other features Friday and Saturday include the trade show, poster session and documentary screenings of “The Market Gardener’s Toolkit“. Network and interact with farm supply and services businesses, non-profit organizations and state agencies at the trade show, take a stroll through the poster session and complete your day with a documentary screening.


For information on lodging, annual poster session, sponsorship and trade show exhibitors and more visit this site.

Contact the conference chair, Michael O’Donnell, at 765-284-8414 or modonnel@purdue.edu with questions about the conference.

Conference Archive

Presentation slides from previous years’ conference sessions are available for download below.  Can’t find the link you are looking for? Contact Michael O’Donnell.

 2016 Conference Tracks and Sessions

 2015 Conference Tracks and Sessions

 2014 Conference Tracks and Sessions

 2013 Conference Tracks and Sessions

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