WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension will cosponsor a
series of informational sessions about farmers markets, covering new health
department regulations, increasing customer loyalty through creative marketing
and funding opportunities for vendors.
The sessions are grouped into four parts and will be held at
the Indiana Farm Bureau Building, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, in assembly
halls A and B. Sessions begin on April 2.
Among the presenters are Purdue Extension specialist
Jennifer Dennis, who has been a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s Farm Market Promotion Program, and experts from the Indiana State
Department of Health. Session dates and times:
* 9 a.m. to noon April 2;
* 9 to 11 a.m. April 10;
* 9 a.m. to noon April 18; and
* 9 to 11 a.m. April 24.
A representative from the Indiana State Department of
Agriculture will talk about the Specialty Crop Block Grant and other funding
resources during the last session.
The series will be especially helpful to organizers of
farmers markets and vendors, but it is open to everyone. There is no cost to
attend the sessions, and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Jen Deiser at 765-494-1296 or
In addition to Purdue Extension, sponsors are the Indiana
Cooperative Development Center, the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Purdue
University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.