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So, you're a grain farmer and you've got some interest in transitioning into organic farming. How do you get started? Purdue Extension has received funding to help you make the transition.
Are you looking for ways to increase the economic stability of your farm or to sell fresh vegetables right up to Thanksgiving or Christmas? How about getting an early start on raising produce in the spring? If so, a high tunnel may be a great option to increase the productivity of your farm operations. Purdue Extension and Indiana University are collaborating to offer three field days featuring high tunnels, geared towards Hoosier farmers who own or manage specialty crop operations and are inter
Hydroponics greenhouse
Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, at Purdue's Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, 170 S. University St., Room 116, West Lafayette.
Registration is now open for the final six farm tours offered this year by Purdue Extension's Indiana Beginning Farmer program.
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The Indiana General Assembly revised the farmland assessment formula during its 2016 session. Let's figure out what that might do to farmland assessments and property taxes.
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I had the opportunity to speak to a meeting of the International Association of Assessing Officers in Indianapolis last fall. That's a group that does education and research about property tax assessment, and they're a big help to assessing officials around the world. Mostly, I talked about farm land assessment in Indiana, but I mentioned some of our other property tax policies, too.
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How should Indiana assess farmland for property taxes? Good question. There's the way we used to do it, the way we do it now and, if new legislation passes, the way we'll do it in the future.

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