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[ISDA] Around Indiana: Week of February 25
Start Date: 2/22/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/22/2013
Entry Description
March Is Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana!
Governor Mike Pence has declared March Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana.
The Hoosier celebration is an extension of National Ag Day, March 19.

Friday – Saturday, March 1 & March 2

All Day Indiana Small Farm Conference
The Indiana Small Farm Conference will provide small farmers with opportunities to learn and interact with other farmers, producers, extension educators, researchers and students.
Indiana Agriculture Director, Gina Sheets will be speaking March 2. There will be sessions about crop production, hoop houses, livestock production, processing and marketing produce and goods, energy, and small farm management. To register or get more information go to http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/smallfarms/Pages/default.aspx.
Hendricks County Fair Grounds, 1900 E Main St., Danville, IN

Friday, March 1

3:30 p.m. Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award was created in 1992 to recognize mid-career alumni of Purdue's College of Agriculture. Honorees must have demonstrated a record of outstanding accomplishments, have made significant contributions to his/her profession or society in general, and exhibit high potential for future professional growth. Director Gina Sheets will be attending. For more information, contact Becky Rice rdr@purdue.edu.
Purdue University West Lafayette campus

Saturday – Sunday, March 2 & March 3

All Day National Maple Syrup Festival Kickoff
Did you know it takes about 45 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup? Join ISDA’s International Trade Program Manager, Lindsey Beckman at the first and only National Maple Syrup Festival in America to learn more! This Hoosier only event runs first two weekends in March: 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th. (www.NationalMapleSyrupFestival.com )
Burton’s Maplewood Farm, 8121 W. County Rd. 75 South, Medora, IN

Follow these Blogs!
FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture
Spotlight on Stewardship
Indiana’s Family of Farmers

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Contact Information:
Name: Jeannie Keating
Phone: 317-696-9695
Email: jkeating@isda.in.gov
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