Coffee and …

Grab your coffee and join us for early educational meetings every 3rd Tuesday in 2021. We are discussing relevant topics to agriculture and inviting professionals in the field to share their knowledge and expertise.

Below is our current event information as well as past event minutes.

To participate in meetings or to ask any questions, please contact our office at 260.484.5848 ext. 3

Join us for a discussion on the importance of urban agriculture and what it looks like in the cities around us!
Register Here:
Speakers: Naim Edwards (Extension Specialist, Michigan State University) & Jennifer Nettles (Urban Agriculture and Horticulture Instructor, Vincennes University)

Also coming soon:

Tillage with Brian Musser and Kevin Allison!

More details to come!

Past Events

Leigh Rowan from the Fort Wayne Farmer’s market and several vendors from various farmer’s markets share about what someone should know before becoming a vendor at a farmer’s market, how to be successful, and how to build community with the farmer’s market.
Speakers: Leigh Rowan (Ft. Wayne’s Farmer’s Market), Kenn Zimmerman (Fruited Plain Seeds), Marilyn Miars (Tree Frog Farm), Ben Hoffman (Hoffman Certified Organics), and Chris Knipstein (Windrose Urban Farm)
A conversation about getting started composting, the many different ways to compost, and how it pertains to soil health.
Speakers: Terri Theisen (Purdue Extension) and Megan Masterson (Ground Down)
We all make an impact on the water around us. Learn how to make yours a positive one and hear about how you can enjoy the rivers around you!
Speakers: Robert Gillespie (Purdue Fort Wayne) and Dan Wire (Maumee Watershed Alliance)

Walk away with the tools to create the best plan for weed management and cover crop selection/maintenance on your operation.
Speakers: Art Franke (Natural Resource Conservation Service), Heath Hurst (Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture)
Speakers: John Mischler (Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College) and Ben Wicker (Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance)
Speakers: Sara Day (NRCS) & Chi-Hua Huang (USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Lab)
Speakers: Stephanie McLain (NRCS), James Wolff (Purdue Extension) and Lindsey Bluhm (ISDA)
Speakers: Stephanie McLain (NRCS) and John Wallace (Penn State University)

December 2020: Coffee and Interseeding. Recording of the event available here: