Farm Winterschool Schedule:
Session 1- January 8, 2020
AGRICULTURE ECONOMY-MARKET UPDATE-2019 FARM BILL DECISIONS
Dr. Michael Langemeier, Purdue Ag. Economist at the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture
Dr. Langemeier will cover a variety of informative programs including commodity prices, acreage decisions, ARC/PLC choice, farmland rent, and land values.
Session 2- January 15, 2020
SULFUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE CROPS-PARP Credits available for this session!
James J. Camberato, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist
With restrictions on coal-fired power plants, we are cleaning up the environment which has translated into sulfur deficiencies in our crops. He will discuss this issue for corn soybeans and alfalfa. Also being covered at this class will be the state-required topic of Bee Aware. Because of High School auditorium renovations, this program will be held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third Street in Rochester. Those receiving credits on their private applicator pesticide permit will be charged $10. Bring your pesticide permit for class registration. All others are free.
Session 3- January 22, 2020
INDIANA STATE POLICE
Indiana State Trooper Brad Weaver will discuss various truck and other laws that affect farmers in the transportation of grain and implements. Also, Bob Hoffman will talk about OSHA regulations, and farm and vehicle safety.
Session 4- January 29, 2020
AGRICULTURE IN AFGANISTAN, Cindra Chastain, retired Army Colonel, IN
National Guard-Purdue Veteran Agrability Coordinator. Larry Temple, Purdue Extension Educator, retired Major, IN National Guard
They will relate their experiences in teaching agriculture production to Afghanistan farmers. Cindy will speak about working with farmers who are also veterans. Bring a veteran with you to this program.