Indiana's soybeans are only 15 percent planted as of this week, less than half their normal progress despite a recent surge in prices.
The conference will feature day-long sessions on making small farms profitable, the growing hops industry and tours of food production operations.
Overall grocery prices are higher than a year ago, but the price of a Thanksgiving turkey may actually be lower.
Purdue Extension officials are offering workshops to help melon growers prepare for the federal inspections.
Jason Henderson plans on spending the summer listening to extension staff in all of Indiana’s counties to improve communication.
Food hubs allow consumers to connect with farmers in a virtual marketplace.