Ag Business
Farm Management Tour
Participants in this year's Purdue Farm Management Tour will see the latest agricultural technology in action during stops at a grain processing facility and three farms in Adams and Jay counties. The tour, sponsored by Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for June 23-24. It is open to anyone interested in farm management and family farm businesses.
A Purdue University horticulture professor urges specialty crop producers who applied for enhanced crop insurance this year to make sure they file a conservation compliance form with the U.S. Department of Agriculture by June 1.
Purdue University faculty and staff members of a multi-university initiative to make global climate information of better use in farming will receive the College of Agriculture's 2015 TEAM award. TEAM, an acronym for Together Everyone Achieves More, is given annually to a Purdue team of professionals for their interdisciplinary achievements. This year's honorees are the Purdue members of Useful to Usable, or U2U as it is called, a climate research and education project based at Purdue.
Farm equipment
Prices for used farm machinery have been trending lower in the past year due to a surplus of inventory at dealerships, but buying used may not always be the best option, a Purdue University expert says.