Ag Business
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Producers wanting to help satisfy consumers' growing appetite for bison can learn more about the opportunities and challenges of raising bison by attending a Purdue Extension program. The Bison Advantage Workshop, co-sponsored by the National Bison Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.16 at Cook's Bison Ranch, 5645 E. County Road 600 S, Wolcottville.
SIPAC Ag Field Day Flyer
The Ag Field Day at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center (SIPAC) farm September 10th brings opportunities for resources and time with experts regarding tilapia production for farm ponds and demonstrations on cattle handling systems.
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After sluggish harvests last year, Indiana farmers could produce record or near-record grain crops this year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday (Aug. 12). The report forecasts Indiana corn production at 1.05 billion bushels, up from 822 million bushels last year. That would be the second highest production on record.
ginseng
Do you have an established reforestation plot or area of woodlands that you would like to find a new way to diversify? Are you seeking a different approach to reforestation by adding in farming? Are you interested in growing ginseng? Learn how ginseng could potentially add additional income.
Purdue Extension is offering a workshop on farm law and tax issues, including estate planning and business transfers. The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT Sept. 9 in Room 117 of the MHP Administration Building, 2325 Intelliplex Drive, in Shelbyville.
Purdue University's Center for Food and Agricultural Business is starting a new professional development program to help food and agribusiness leaders better manage talent within their organizations. Managing Talent to Win will be Oct. 18-20 in West Lafayette.
Indiana fruit and vegetable growers bringing irrigation systems into operation as production gets into full swing should have their water tested as part of good agricultural practices for produce food safety, Purdue Extension food safety educator Scott Monroe says.

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