Agriculture
For a family farm business to survive the decades, a farm family must plan the transfer from one generation to the next. If your family faces a future farm business transfer, join us for this workshop in LaGrange County Jan. 26.
Indiana has been celebrating its bicentennial this year. Last week I mainly focused on changes in crops over the years. This week, we'll cover some changes in farm animal numbers and farm demographics, with emphasis on Noble and Whitley Counties.
President James Madison signed the act admitting Indiana as the 19th state of the Union on December 11, 1816. We have been celebrating our bicentennial this year, with many events and celebrations throughout the state. Before the year is out, let's look back at how U.S. and Indiana agriculture has changed over that time, with emphasis from time to time on Noble and Whitley Counties.
Purdue experts recently said that farmers should consider sampling now for soybean cyst nematode. If you had oblong areas of yellowing soybeans that developed in your fields this past year, it could be from a Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) infestation. SCN has been, and continues to be, a problem in Indiana soybeans.
Purdue Extension is offering four programs on farm law and tax issues, including estate planning and business transfers at four locations.
IBCA
The meetings will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept. of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.
The following are links of interest for agriculture and natural resources related topics.

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