Join us for this early morning educational series once a month in 2023! We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of most months in 2023. Keep your eye on the calendar so you don’t miss any of the various speakers who are extremely knowledgeable about their topics!
To participate in meetings or to ask any questions, please contact our office at 260.484.5848 ext. 3
Check out our YouTube channel to watch all or our past Coffee and webinars: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUrYS4Tk6T-OMMFYq41LVg
James Wolff with Purdue Extension shares the benefits of soil testing, how to take a soil test at home, and how to interpret your soil test results from the lab.
Cara Bergschneider, the Indiana State Urban Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), shares an introduction to high tunnels as well as low tunnels. High and low tunnels have the potential to benefit your operation through season extension. Learn about the basics of getting started and the NRCS practices that help growers attain high tunnels.
Art Franke, the NRCS District Conservationist in Steuben County, will be sharing about common invasive plants in Northeast Indiana as well as control methods and resources. He looks at common invasive plants in various habitats, cropland, pasture, forest/wildlife habitat, landscaping, etc.
Bree Ollier with the Hendricks County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) shares her expertise on how to plant fall cover crops as well as which cover crops might be right for your operation.
Dr. Laura Ingwell, the Assistant Professor in Horticulture Entomology, shared her expertise on cruciferous caterpillars, aphids, and cucumber beetles that we may encounter in our gardens. She shared an Integrated Pest Management approach to managing these pests.
Jamie Perry, the Northeast Urban Soil Health Specialist with the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) shares his expertise on various methods of mulching. Jamie helps you choose which method is right for your operation. Easysoftonic