Thursday January 24 5:25 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Annual Vegetable Growers Symposium January 8th

01/08/2019 - 08:00
01/08/2019 - 16:00

The program is a collaboration of Purdue and the University of Illinois Extension services. Presenters will include several Extension specialists from both universities. Presentation highlights include cucurbit diseases and management, worker protection standards, blossom end rot management, and pumpkin management effects on yield, pollinators, and natural enemies. The symposium also includes breakout sessions which will allow participants to focus on either organic production or pumpkin management.

Indiana private applicator recertification credits are available for a $10 fee at the door. Indiana commercial pesticide applicator continuing certification hours and certified crop adviser continuing education units also are available.

Early registration costs $35 and should be postmarked by Dec 14, 2018 or completed online by Jan 2, 2019. Participants also can register at the door for $40, but they will not be guaranteed lunch.

Sponsors include Austgen Farms, Kankakee County Farm Bureau, Lake County Farm Bureau, and La Porte County Farm Bureau.

Registration is available online at For more information, contact Nikky Witkowski at or 219-465-3555. Information about registration and more details about the program content will be available online at