VIDEO: Impacts of COVID-19 on southeastern Indiana agriculture

Purdue Extension

Southeastern Indiana farmers, including those in Dearborn County, are experiencing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Purdue University Dearborn County Community Development Educator John Hawley shared insights into the pandemic's impact on local agriculture in a Facebook webinar held Wednesday, June 17

Highlights of the webinar:

  • The COVID-19 shutdown has highlighted a lack of meat processing capacity in the region.
  • Produce farms, farmers markets, and agritourism who have adapted their operations have thrived.
  • Addressing concerns about farm employees who test positive for COVID-19.

Watch the full webinar on Facebook at