Coffee and …

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

Past Events

Check out our YouTube channel to watch all or our past Coffee and webinars:

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.
James Wolff, the Allen County Extension Director, followed up his discussion on urban soils, with this topic on soil testing. James shared about how to interpret a soil test and how getting one can impact your growing operation.
Kevin Allison, the Urban Soil Health Specialist with the Marion County SWCD, shared all about what to do with your cover crops before the spring gardening season.
A discussion on Urban Soils! James Wolff, the Allen County Extension Director, shares about the unique characteristics of urban soils. If you farm or garden in the city, or if you interested in starting , you won’t want to miss this webinar!
Laura Ingwell, an assistant professor of horticulture and entomology at Purdue University, and Marissa Renz, a local gardener and educator, share about their experiences with integrated pest management. How do you use your knowledge of the lifecycles of pests, beneficial insects, and plants to make educated decision on pest management? Learn in this intriguing webinar!
Brian Musser with Indiana NRCS and Kevin Allison with the Marion County SWCD shared about the different types of tillage in row-cropping and gardening. They explored how tillage impacts soil health and how to consider incorporating no-till or minimal tillage this upcoming year.