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Learn How to Secure What's in the Bin at Grain Storage Workshop

January 4, 2019
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It is estimated that U.S. farmers will be storing a record number of bushels of corn and soybeans this year as they wait out the current price slump. An upcoming Purdue Extension program will help farmers learn some tips and tricks to help ensure that what was put into the bin in the fall remains of high quality when it is eventually sold. The “Grain Storage Management” program will be held at the 4-H Community Building at the White County 4-h Fairgrounds on Friday, January 18th from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Charles Woloshuk of Purdue’s Botany and Plant Pathology department, who will be presenting “Corn Ear Rots, Mycotoxins and Post-Harvest Grain Handling.” This presentation will focus on how best to minimize the development of molds and mycotoxins while grain is being stored.

Also presenting will be Dr. Klein Ileleji of Purdue’s Ag & Biological Engineering Dept. Dr. Ileleji will be focusing on how best farmers can handle and store grain this winter to minimize pests and grain degradation during a talk titled “Stored Grain Management.

This program will have Private Applicator Recertification Points (PARP) available to private pesticide applicators. There will also be commercial applicator credit available for RT’s and in categories 7A and 7D (Industrial, Institutional Structural and Health-Related Pest Management and Fumigation, respectively). RSVP’s for the program are appreciated, to RSVP simply contact the Purdue Extension Office of White County at: 219-984-5115 or at awestfal@purdue.edu.   

Succession Planning Workshop Coming to Benton County

The Purdue Succession Planning team will once again be going around the state this winter for a series of programs to help farm families take the next steps to secure the family farm for future generations. There will be 10 programs around Indiana, with the closest to here being at the Benton County Extension Office (410 S Adeway, Fowler, IN) on January 30th at 9:00am. Among other things, these workshops will explore: “valuing assets to transfer to the next generation,” “Power of Attorney Tools,” “Farm Safety While Aging in Place,” and “Succession Planning Toolbox: Wills, LLCs, Trusts, and TOD Basics.”

The cost of the program is $50 for the first four family members and $10 for each additional member. To register for the event visit the website: www.cvent.com/d/1bq36s For questions or additional information, contact Kelly Heckaman, Purdue Extension Kosciusko County, at: 574-372-2340 or kheckaman@purdue.edu

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