For a family farm business to survive the decades, a farm family must plan the transfer from one generation to the next. If your family faces a future farm business transfer, join us for this workshop in LaGrange County Jan. 26.
Indiana has been celebrating its bicentennial this year. Last week I mainly focused on changes in crops over the years. This week, we'll cover some changes in farm animal numbers and farm demographics, with emphasis on Noble and Whitley Counties.
President James Madison signed the act admitting Indiana as the 19th state of the Union on December 11, 1816. We have been celebrating our bicentennial this year, with many events and celebrations throughout the state. Before the year is out, let's look back at how U.S. and Indiana agriculture has changed over that time, with emphasis from time to time on Noble and Whitley Counties.
Purdue experts recently said that farmers should consider sampling now for soybean cyst nematode. If you had oblong areas of yellowing soybeans that developed in your fields this past year, it could be from a Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) infestation. SCN has been, and continues to be, a problem in Indiana soybeans.
2017 WHITLEY COUNTY 4-H FAIR
The Fort Wayne Farm Show will take place January 17-19, 2017. In addition to the amazing displays of farm machinery, several top-notch educational opportunities exist for local farmers to take advantage of.
Purdue Extension, in cooperation with Kentucky State University, will offer a free Sheep and Goat Health & Production Webinar for producers on Thursday, December 8, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The theme of the program is marketing opportunities and understanding carcass and cuts from sheep and goats.