Purdue Agricultural Center to host field day for farmers, families

September 11, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center in Dubois County will host a field day Sept. 28 catering to both families and agricultural producers.

The daylong workshop is split into two sections, with family-oriented activities planned in the morning and traditional, production agriculture-focused Extension talks in the afternoon.

"It's an opportunity for folks who don't necessarily come out here to visit the farm, and the education topics in the afternoon will help producers in their daily businesses," said Jason Tower, SIPAC superintendent.

All activities will take place at the center at 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.

The event will kick off with a four-mile multisurface fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Tower said it will be similar to a trail run because participants will run on pavement, rock, grass pastures and dirt.

The race entry fee is $25 per person registered by Sept. 20 and $30 after. The fee includes a T-shirt for the first 100 participants and refreshments. Awards will be given to the overall male and female and to the top three participants in the age categories. To register, contact Tower at 812-678-4427 or the Dubois County Extension office at 812-482-1782.

Other morning activities include geo-caching, fish cleaning, a weather station and a goat milking demonstration. Tower encourages attendees to bring lunch and enjoy a picnic on the farm.

The afternoon sessions run 1:30-5 p.m. Industry experts will discuss cattle care and concerns, hay storage and using goats for woodland invasive plant control. The day will conclude with a pasture walk and evaluation of the center.

More information on the activities can be found at https://ag.purdue.edu/arp/pac/Pages/sipac-home.aspx

Writer: Amanda Gee, 765-494-8402, agee@purdue.edu

Source: Jason Tower, 812-678-4427, towerj@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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