Agriculture
The following are links of interest for agriculture and natural resources related topics.
The ever-changing business climate for agriculture poses myriad problems and risks for Indiana farmers. The Purdue Extension workshop "Managing Risk on Your Farm: Developing a Cash Rent Strategy" aims to address and equip farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to face these risks.
A Whitley County program for farmers will help participants make agronomic decisions to improve contribution margins, identify strategies to protect pollinators, and discuss storage and transport tanks with different material strengths and weaknesses.
Purdue Extension Educators in northern Indiana announce the first ever Michiana Vegetable & Fruit Growers Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 County Rd 34, Goshen, IN.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Purdue Extension in Whitley County will sponsor a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) at the Whitley County 4-H Center, 680 West Squawbuck Road, Columbia City, IN. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., the program will run from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., and final sign-up for PARP credit should conclude by 11:30 a.m.
Nicole Olynk Widmar, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Michael Schutz, Professor of Animal Sciences wrote the following in the December 2015 issue of Purdue Agricultural Economics Report about the dairy outlook for 2016.
Registration is open for the 2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference! For a list of speakers and session topics and the registration form, visit the Purdue Small Farms website.

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