Come to the 2018 Fort Wayne Farm Show, featuring Purdue Extension specialists and other ag industry professionals who will give presentations and lead discussions for farmers and others in the ag industry. The show runs Jan. 16-18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. An extensive and recently expanded trade show will showcase the latest innovations in technology and equipment.
What is the right custom rate for field operations? What's a typical crop budget look like? Purdue Extension has resources that can help farmers who are looking for answers to these and other important farm management questions at the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture website.
The 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference in Danville, Indiana begins with a series of daylong workshops on March 1. Topics include on-farm fresh produce food safety, regenerative farming with livestock and agroforestry, farm viability and financial management, and a four season farm tour. Breakout sessions on March 2-3 will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing.
Private applicators are individuals who spray restricted use pesticides or apply manure from a confined feeding operation (CFO) to their own land. The license is active for a period of five years. Private applicators must attend three private applicator recertification programs (PARPs) within that five year period to keep their license active and avoid the need to re-test. No more than two programs may be attended for credit in any one calendar year.
Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts & Purdue Cooperative Extension Service announce educational sessions at the 2018 Fort Wayne Farm Show, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum January 16-18, 2018.
Most farmers have been made aware that as of November 4, 2017 the Indiana Pesticide Review Board classified all pesticide products containing at least 6.5% dicamba, and having agricultural use labels, as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) in Indiana. These products include previously over-the-counter herbicides that were sold to unlicensed applicators and farmers in years past. If you want to use Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto), or FeXapan (DuPont), there are additional requirements for 2