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Area Vegetable Growers to Meet in Borden/Starlight, IN

The annual Starlight Area Vegetable Growers Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the Barnyard Bash II building at the Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant (2421 Engle Rd., Borden, IN 47106). This annual educational program will begin with registration and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a program by Purdue Extension specialists and the Clark County Purdue Extension Educator. The dinner and program are FREE and open to anyone with an interest in producing quality vegetables.

For nearly 40 years, vegetable growers from across Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky have been coming to Starlight, IN each winter to learn about the latest information regarding the production of fresh vegetables. Growers (including home gardeners) wishing to spend a few hours learning about the latest information in the field of vegetable crop production are encouraged to attend. There will be an opportunity for participants to visit commercial exhibitors throughout the evening to keep in touch with the latest pest control options, vegetable varieties, tools and financial products.

Credits will be available for those folks who attend who hold a Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. Anyone wishing to receive PARP credit will pay a $10 charge and should bring their license. Commercial Pesticide CCH’s in category 1 have also been applied for participants at this program.

Participants are asked to pre-register by March 10th to help allow for adequate preparations.

Pre-registration may be completed by calling the Purdue Extension Office at 812-256-4591 or by contacting Dave Hynes, Extension Educator in Clark County, by email at dhynes@purdue.edu

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