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Improve Farm Profitability in 2019: Purdue Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshops

January 31, 2019
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The Purdue Crop Marketing and Farm Finance Workshops, featuring faculty experts from Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place across the state of Indiana with eight locations beginning February 7 through March 8, 2019. Each workshop provides farmers an opportunity to improve both their crop marketing and financial management skill sets. The workshops will be conducted by James Mintert, Nathan Thompson and Michael Langemeier, all from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.


Each workshop will include two 90-minute sessions:

Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

Do you have grain storage facilities? Are you interested in improving returns to your storage facilities? This workshop session will focus on learning about your local basis patterns and how you can take advantage of that knowledge to improve profitability on your farming operation and reduce risk.


Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender

This workshop session will explore how to use enterprise budgets to evaluate long-term enterprise profitability, and whole-farm financial projections to evaluate profitability and repayment capacity for the upcoming year. A case farm will be used to illustrate the concepts.



Please plan to attend one of the following workshops:

Thursday - February 7, 2019       Huntington County Fairgrounds, Huntington, IN
Friday - February 8, 2019           Marshall County Building, Plymouth, IN
Thursday - February 14, 2019     Clay County Fairgrounds, Brazil, IN
Friday - February 15, 2019         Madison County Fairgrounds, Alexandria, IN
Monday - February 18, 2019       Tipton County Extension Office, Tipton, IN
Thursday - February 21, 2019     Vincennes University Gibson County Center, Fort Branch, IN
Friday - February 22, 2019         Spencer County Youth & Community Center, Chrisney, IN
Friday - March 8, 2019               Brookville Public Library, Brookville, IN

More details on each location's workshop online at



Registration for the workshop is free, but you must preregister. Registration is available online at or you can register via phone at 765-494-7004.


The workshops are sponsored by Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension with support from the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council. For more information about the workshops, contact Sarah Zahn at, 765-494-7004, or visit the Center for Commercial Agriculture’s website at

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