Animals & Livestock
Farm scene
Purdue Extension's third annual Indiana Small Farm Conference in March will feature a keynote speaker who has written five books on sustainability of small farms.
The Indiana Forage Council's annual meeting and seminar on Feb. 19 will focus on improved forage management practices for livestock production. The meeting will be in the Hoffman Room of Clifty Inn and Falls Restaurant at Clifty Falls State Park, 1650 Clifty Hollow Road, in Madison, Indiana.
Beef cattle
The expansion of the nation's cattle herds for the first time since 2007 is largely the result of record-high cattle prices and the availability of more abundant feed, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
Farm scene
A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a U.S. Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers.