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Come to the 2024 Fort Wayne Farm Show

The Fort Wayne Farm Show is set for January 16-18, 2024 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The Farm Show will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on January 16, 9 AM to 8 PM on January 17, and 9 AM to 4 PM on January 18.

Besides looking at new equipment and other displays, Purdue Extension and Northeast Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts have organized a great lineup of speakers for this year’s Farm Show! All the educational sessions will take place in the Appleseed Room A, right off the main exhibit floor. A lunch, sponsored by the Indiana Farm Bureau, will be available on Wednesday, in Appleseed Room B.

On Tuesday at 10:00 AM, David Kohli and John Cavanaugh will deliver their Grain Market Outlook for 2022 with Ryan Martin adding the weather outlook and Rob Winters providing input.

At 11:30 AM, Carrie Vollmer-Sanders from U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action will speak on how farmers can take advantage of global climate action.

At 2:00 PM, a two-hour Private Applicator Recertification Program with PARP and CCH credits will be available if you attend the entire two-hour program. Speakers include James Wolff, Extension Educator, Christian Krupke, Purdue Extension Field Crops Entomologist, and Ann Kline, Extension Educator.

Wednesday morning starts at 9:00 AM with coffee, breakfast, and a presentation on regenerative agriculture by Noah Radde, Grain Origination Specialist with ADM.

Farm Bureau’s luncheon will begin at 11:30, with Brianna Schroeder of Janzen Schroeder Ag Law speaking on hot topics in land use. Only 150 meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At 2:00 PM, Rhiannon Lake with Allen County SWCD and Adam Shanks with Purdue Extension will present new technology in conservation.

On Wednesday at 5:30 PM, Dan Gordon, Attorney and Founder of Gordon & Associates P.C., will speak on five ways to lose the family farm.

On Thursday at 10:00 AM, breakfast items will be available along with a presentation on cultivating resiliency: financial incentives for environmental stewardship with the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund®. The presentation is sponsored by Soil and Water Outcomes Fund®, Indiana Soybean Alliance, and Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

At 11:00 AM, Mike Lampton with Indiana Farm Bureau will speak on insurance and agri-tourism.

At 12:30 PM, a session entitled, “Office Hours: Meet Your Agency Staff” will be available, which will include representatives from the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, Farm Service Agency, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Local Watershed Organizations, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, and Purdue Extension.

Be sure to visit the display booths of Purdue Extension and Northeast Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts on the lower level, Expo Hall 4.

Consider supporting the FFA auction at 1:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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