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Plan to Attend Sept. 13 NEPAC Field Day

Purdue Extension in northeast Indiana will host a field day on September 13 for farmers and agribusiness professionals highlighting current agronomic research. The field day will be held at Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center (NEPAC), 4821 E. 400 S, Columbia City, IN.

The program begins with a series of morning workshops led by Purdue Extension experts. Workshop topics and presenters include:

  • Update on Weeds in Field Crops, by Bill Johnson and/or Marcelo Zimmer, Purdue Extension weed science specialists
  • Field Applications with UAVs (Spray & Cover Crops), by Mark Carter, Purdue Extension Educator and state UAV program coordinator
  • Capturing Manure Nutrients Through Application to Growing Crops, by Glen Arnold, Assoc. Professor, Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management, The Ohio State University
  • Update on Field Crops Diseases, by Darcy Telenko, Purdue Extension field crops pathologist
  • An optional afternoon demonstration session will be available on semi D.O.T. inspections, by state trooper, Jason Ward.

Participants can receive private applicator recertification program credit. Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance will be sponsoring the individual $10 fee. Commercial applicator CCHs and Certified Crop Adviser CEUs are anticipated to be available.

Registration, refreshments and vendor visits will take place from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., with lunch provided. The optional afternoon session will be from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required by Sept. 6 to receive a meal.

Event sponsors (to date) include Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Ag Plus, Inc., Agro-Chem, Inc., Beacon Credit Union, Bippus State Bank, Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance Cooperative, E.F. Rhoades & Sons, Farm Credit Mid-America, Green Field Ag/Elite Ag Solutions, Schlipf Precision Ag, and TTG Equipment. Visit vendor booths and displays at the field day for more information.

To register, contact the Whitley County Extension Office at 260-244-7615 to leave your name and phone number by Sept. 6. Please inform us if you have any special dietary needs when you register. Alternatively, you may register online at If you require auxiliary aids and services due to a disability, please contact us by Aug. 15 at 260-244-7615.

For more information, visit the Purdue Extension Whitley County Website,, or give us a call.

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