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Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension to host Bi-State Garden Conference

Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Garden Conference, being held at The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Indiana, on Tuesday, January 25th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET with the conference starting at 6:00 p.m. ET.


The conference program includes:

  • “Invasive Insects on the Horizon in 2022: What to Watch For and How to Handle Them” by Elizabeth Barnes, Purdue University, discussing what invasive insects might be impacting our environment in the near future.
  • “Introduction to Rainscaping Education” by Kara Salazar, Purdue University, will discuss what it is, why you might want to incorporate it into your property, and other basic facts about rainscaping.

The conference includes a Beef House dinner and concludes at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET. The registration fee is $50 (includes dinner) and is payable online. Educational credits for Indiana/Illinois Agriculture Teachers have been approved for no additional fee.


Pre-registration is required online at by January 18th. Social distancing will be encouraged. If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Adam Tyler, Fountain County Extension, at (765) 793 – 6240 or ; or Jenna Nees, Putnam County Extension, at (765) 653-8411 or Purdue University and the University of Illinois are equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institutions.





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