Ag Business
This year's Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of preconference workshops on direct marketing, woodland management, hops cultivation and other topics. The daylong workshops will be offered March 3, a day before the conference opens at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. Extension and industry experts will lead each workshop.
Purdue Extension has developed a pair of Web-based, interactive resources to help new producers and anyone thinking about starting a small-scale livestock operation to make critical budgeting decisions.
A new Purdue Extension program will equip farmers with the tools they need to develop a nutrient management plan for their operations. "4R 4 Producers" will be held 5-8 p.m. on March 9 at The Andersons, 4743 Country Road 28, Waterloo, Indiana.
Purdue Extension and the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics will host a two-day workshop to help family businesses manage the intricacies of their operations. "Keeping the Business in Your Family" will be March 3-4 on the Purdue campus.
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Women in all sectors of agriculture will be offered educational and networking opportunities at the 15th Annual Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. The Feb. 17-18 conference will be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, in Columbus, Indiana. Registration for either Wednesday or Thursday costs $80, or $90 for both days, if payment is received by Feb. 3.
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How should Indiana assess farmland for property taxes? Good question. There's the way we used to do it, the way we do it now and, if new legislation passes, the way we'll do it in the future.
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The ever-changing business climate for agriculture poses myriad problems and risks for Indiana farmers. The Purdue Extension workshop "Managing Risk on Your Farm: Developing a Cash Rent Strategy" aims to address and equip farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to face these risks.

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