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January 24, 2017

Purdue Extension sets Horticultural Business and Marketing Symposium

Brown_Symposium Flower producers, nursery owners and other agribusiness people will learn new marketing strategies during Purdue Extension’s Horticultural Business and Marketing Symposium, Feb. 23 in Danville. (Purdue Agricultural Communications photo/Tom Campbell) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Established agribusiness owners and entrepreneurs can learn how to expand their markets at Purdue Extension’s Horticultural Business and Marketing Symposium.

The event will be held Feb. 23, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis.

The event offers marketing training with a competitive edge for businesses ranging from nursery, land and turf operations to fruit and vegetable growers who sell directly to customers, including individuals, farmers markets and restaurants.

“The symposium is a day-long event where horticultural businesses will learn about the use of social media to sell, develop their marketing plans for 2017, how to deal with conflict in a family business and other key topics that contribute to their long-term success,” said Ariana Torres, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Registration is $110 before Feb. 9. The cost includes lunch. Participants can register at the door for $150. To register early, print the registration form from or contact Lori Jolly Brown at 765-494-1296 or

Writer: Cheri Frederick, 765-494-2406,

Source: Lori Jolly-Brown, 765-494-1296,

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