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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Attend NEPAC Virtual Field Day Aug. 20

August 4, 2020

Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center (NEPAC) will be offering a virtual field day Aug. 20 in place of the traditional in-person field day this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Signing up and participating is as easy as 1-2-3.


1) Regional farmers wanting to participate in the field day can sign up free at:

(If you have trouble with the above link, click here)

Use code: nepac20 (This is the registration password)

Once properly registered, an email will automatically be sent to the address you provide with the link to the virtual field day.


2) If you are a private applicator, commercial applicator, or Certified Crop Advisor, follow instructions below.

Private Applicators (you have a license to apply restricted-use pesticides to your crops) AND/OR

Commercial Applicators (you apply pesticides for hire to someone else's crops, not your own):

PRIOR TO VIRTUAL FIELD DAY: Register and pay $15* for PARP meeting credit (private applicators) and/or $15** for CCHs (commercial applicators) at: 

Certified Crop Advisors:

AT THE CONCLUSION OF VIRTUAL FIELD DAY, you will be shown a QR code that you can access with your smartphone to register for CEUs.


3) Logon to the meeting by 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 20 from your home computer, tablet or smartphone using the link sent to your email address after you have properly registered (see step 1). 



We hope you enjoy and benefit from the NEPAC virtual field day. An evaluation may follow the program. See agenda below (subject to change).



AUGUST 20, 2020, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.


8:00 – 8:30                Participants and speakers logon (see above steps 1, 3)


8:30 – 8:35                Introductory remarks/instructions

John Woodmansee, Extension Educator, Whitley Co.


8:35 – 9:00                Successful Transitions: Considerations in Transitioning Acreage to Certified Organic Grain Production

Michael O’Donnell, Extension Educator, Organic and Diversified Agriculture


9:00 – 9:05                Sponsor remarks


9:05 – 9:30                Cover Crops and Nitrogen Management for Optimum Corn Production

Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue Agronomy


9:30-9:35                   Sponsor remarks


9:35 – 10:00              Weed Control Update

William Johnson, Purdue Extension weed specialist


10:00 – 10:05            Sponsor remarks


10:05 – 10:30            Soybean Update

Shaun Casteel, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University


10:30 – 10:45            Driftwatch

Steve Engleking and Ann Kline, Extension Educators, LaGrange and Noble Counties (respectively)


10:45-10:55              Unmanned Aerial Vehicles update

                                    Purdue Quad Squad


10:55 – 11:00            NEPAC Staff Comments & Wrap-up

                                    Stephen Boyer, NEPAC Farm

                                    Ed Farris, Extension Educator, Huntington Co.


*Why $15 for PARP? The charge includes the standard $10 PARP fee plus an online payment fee.

**Why $15 for CCHs? The fee is established by Purdue Extension for online registration for CCH credit at virtual field days, and it is consistent with PARP charges.



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Farm Credit Mid-America

McKillip Seed

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