Agriculture
Two agronomic meetings of interest to northern Indiana farmers will cover topics involving corn production and irrigated soybean production. "Corn Production Practices for Rough Economic Times" and "Irrigated Soybean Production" are joint projects of Purdue Extension and Michigan State Extension.
Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide.
From backyards to roadsides and even on rooftops, people in urban areas are taking advantage of unused spaces to grow crops. AgrAbility will provide expertise on the increasingly popular movement of urban agriculture in a one-hour webinar at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 with special emphasis on military veterans and farmers with disabilities.
Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 25-26 in northern Indiana to learn various topics about production of the plant.
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.
Pork producers will have the opportunity to learn about industry updates at the 2016 Central Indiana Pork Conference in March. The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 at the Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School, 2400 S. Country Road 450 W, Frankfort.
annual rygrass
A new Purdue Extension publication offers producers practical, in-depth information on how to use herbicides to terminate annual ryegrass, an effective but potentially troublesome fall-seeded cover crop.

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