Program Schedule

Check out the 2016 schedule

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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
FSMA Basics for Small-Scale Growers
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM


PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Developing a Farm Food Safety Plan Workshop
Grand Ballroom 1-3
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Pesticide Drift: Dealing with off-target pesticide damage
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee Break
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Phytophthora Management for Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Phytophthora Panel Discussion
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Watermelon and Cantaloupe Variety Performance
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Specialty Cantaloupe Variety Performance
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Variety Performance
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
High Tunnel Heating Alternatives
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sprayer Systems for Sweet Corn
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
What We’re Learning About Pollinators
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Supplemental Lighting: Is it Necessary?
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Break
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
High Tunnel Melon Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

High Tunnel Cucumber Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM

PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

High Tunnel Tomato Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Vegetable Grower Roundtable Discussion
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Indiana Vegetable Growers Association Meeting
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Welcome and Introductions
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Purdue 2018 - What's new to be excited about
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Beginning Apple Growing Workshop
Indianapolis Ballroom A-B
9:00 AM - 4:20 PM
Pesticide Drift: Dealing with off-target pesticide damage
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Assessing Apple Maturity
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee Break
Liberty Hall
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fruit Insect Update
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Persistent Disease Problems
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
New apples from the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA)
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Could Round Barns make a comeback? One growers Journey
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM


Retail Marketing Methods, sharing experiences on what works.
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
A Closer Look at What Controls Fruit Size
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Diagnosing Injury from Arthoropods on Pome Fruit
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Break
Liberty Hall
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Indiana Horticulture Society Meeting
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
High Tunnel Heating Alternatives
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Supplemental Lighting: Is it Necessary?
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
High Tunnel Melon Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

High Tunnel Cucumber Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM

PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

High Tunnel Tomato Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Welcome to Hemp Farming in Indiana
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Indiana Hemp Industries Association Overview
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Cooperative Development
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Cultivar trials and weed management in organic hemp in Indiana
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Free Services for Cooperative Development
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Natural Fiber Composites for the Auto Industry
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
USDA Rural Development Cooperative Grant Program
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Industrial Hemp In Indiana 2018 - Regulatory Update
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Indiana Farmers Union's FSMA Trainer's Program
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Indiana Legislative Review
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Developing Soil Health for Nutrient Dense Food Production
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Farmers' View of Hoosier Hemp
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Organic Certification of Hemp
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
On-Farm Research Report - Extending the Tomato Season
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Round Table Discussion- Certified Sustainable Cuisine
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon C
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Pesticide Drift: Dealing with off-target pesticide damage
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fruit Insect Update
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Phytophthora Management for Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Persistent Disease Problems
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Phytophthora Panel Discussion
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Bacteria Disease Updates
Grand Ballroom 1-3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Whole Farm Weed Control
Grand Ballroom 1-3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sprayer Systems for Sweet Corn
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
What We’re Learning About Pollinators
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Diagnosing Injury from Arthoropods on Pome Fruit
Indianapolis Ballroom Salon A-B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Insect and mite management
Grand Ballroom Salon 6-8
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Transplanting Options
Grand Ballroom 1-3
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses
Grand Ballroom 1-3
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Labor Option: H2A
Grand Ballroom 1-3
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Raw Products Luncheon
Freedom Hall B
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bacteria Disease Updates
Grand Ballroom 1-3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Farm Weed Control
Grand Ballroom 1-3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Winery Success Story
Grand Ballroom 6-8
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pesticide Drift: Dealing with off-target pesticide damage
Grand Ballroom Salon 5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tasting of Cold Hardy Varieties
Grand Ballroom Salon 6-8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

New Marketing Programs
Grand Ballroom Salon 6-8
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wine Grape Luncheon
Freedom Hall A
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Succession Planning
Grand Ballroom 6-8
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Preventing Oxidation in Wine
Grand Ballroom 6-8
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 4
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Micro-wholesale and Shipping Panel Discussion
Grand Ballroom 6-8
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PARP Recertification Session
Grand Ballroom Salon 1-3
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Horticulture Congress Social Hour
Liberty Hall
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wine Grape Banquet
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
No events available!

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