January 3, 2013
Purdue Extension to bring expertise to Fort Wayne Farm Show
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension specialists and educators will offer expertise and a series of presentations and discussions at the 2013 Fort Wayne Farm Show.
The show, which includes educational seminars and the latest in farm technology and machinery, will be Jan. 15-17 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Seminars are co-sponsored by Purdue Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Northeast Indiana.
Purdue Extension seminars, dates and times:
* "Grain and Livestock Market Outlook" by Chris Hurt, agricultural economist, Jan. 16, 1 p.m.
* "Indiana New Fertilizer Rule" by Matt Pearson, Office of the Indiana State Chemist at Purdue, Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m.
* "Land Rent and Value Market Outlook" by Brent Gloy, agricultural economist, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.
* "Beekeeping" by Roy Ballard, educator, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.
Hurt also will join a representative from Farm Bureau to present "Federal Policy Effects on Agriculture" during an 11:30 a.m. luncheon program on Jan. 16.
On Jan. 17 at 1 p.m., Ballard will moderate a farmer panel discussion about agritourism.
Other seminars will cover crop insurance and marketing, cover crops, nutrient and pesticide stewardship, on-farm networks, farming and road safety, farm-to-fork, and estate planning. Expert presenters come from a variety of public- and private-sector organizations.
Purdue Extension will have a booth where show attendees can interact with specialists and county educators. Ag Answers, a production agriculture news publication partnership of Purdue Extension and Ohio State University Extension, also will have a display as part of the Purdue Extension booth.
Show hours are Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is at 4000 Parnell Ave. A full seminar schedule and additional show information is available at http://www.tradexpos.com/ftwayne
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