2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference
Registration options include pre-conference workshops (March 3), two day conference and trade show registration (March 4 and 5) and one day conference and trade show registration (March 4 or 5). Registration fees will be available through February 14, after which fees will increase by 20%, so register early!
Online registration is now available on The Education Store. If you are new to The Education Store, you will be required to create a login. Once a login is created, you can begin the conference registration process. You will first be given the choice to register for a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, March 3, followed by registration options for the conference on March 4-5. When registering more than one adult or student, you will run through the registration process for each adult/student by clicking on 'Add more participants' on the Shopping Cart page. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact The Education Store at 888-398-4636.
Mary Dee Berry
The Berry Center
The Berry Center Executive Director Mary Berry and her brother, Den Berry, were raised by their parents, Wendell and Tanya Berry, at Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky and has spent her adult life farming for a living in Henry County starting out in dairy farming, growing Burley tobacco, and later diversifying to organic vegetables, pastured poultry and grass-fed beef.
Mary is married to Kentucky farmer, Steve Smith, who started the first Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) farming endeavor in the state of Kentucky. They raise Large Black breed hogs and grass-fed beef on a farm on the Little Kentucky River in Trimble County.
If her daughters Katie Johnson, Virginia Aguilar and Tanya Smith choose to stay in Henry County, they will be the ninth generation of their family to live and farm there.
Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Citizens Bank, in New Castle, Kentucky. She is on the Board of Directors of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She speaks all over the country as a proponent of agriculture of the middle, in defense of small farmers, and in the hope of restoring a culture that has been lost in rural America. Toward these ends, in 2011 Mary established The Berry Center, in New Castle, Kentucky.
Friday General Session Speaker
Clay Bottom Farm
Author of The Lean Farm
Join us for the Friday afternoon general session to hear from Indiana farmer Ben Hartman. Ben will share information from his new book, The Lean Farm, an innovative approach to applying lean principles to sustainable farm enterprises. You'll have an opportunity to purchase The Lean Farm, visit with Ben, and have your copy of the book signed.
Date: February 02, 2016 10:45 AM
Location: Hendricks County Fair Grounds | 1900 E. Main , Danville, IN
Admission: General registration $50 -$100 Student registration $50 - $75 Children 12 and under $15 - $25
Event website: ag.purdue.edu