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Purdue Hosting Program for Local Farmers/Growers

The Purdue University Extension is hosting a program tomorrow night for farmers and small acreage landowners to learn more about how to sell their locally grown food.

The program is being held at several Purdue Extension offices around the state, including ones in Marion, Hancock, Hendricks and Monroe counties, though people can also watch the training online. Kris Parker works for the Porter County extension office. She says the series of 3 events focuses on emerging consumer demand for locally produced farm products.

“Not only do these individuals need to be really good at growing and producing what they are producing,” she says, “they also have to be very skilled in marketing and direct sales.”

This training will detail rules for selling meat and eggs at farmer’s markets and roadside stands, labeling of meat products, and how to sell dairy. The final program, being held later this month, focuses on insurance and risk management.

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