Purdue Ag experts available for Q and A at Farm Science Review

September 15, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Five Purdue Extension agricultural economists will be among industry experts taking questions from the audience during the new “Question the Authorities” sessions at this year’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.

 Chris Hurt, Jim Mintert, Corinne Alexander, Mike Gunderson and Maria Marshall will discuss current market conditions and provide an outlook for harvest season, as well as offer tips for managing a farm during an economic downturn.

Nineteen Purdue Extension specialists will have presentations at this year’s Review, including:

* Roy Ballard, an Extension educator from Hancock County, will present “Getting into Beekeeping” on Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m., and “Foodlink” at 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will be at the Small Farms Center on the Review grounds.

* Sara Dzimianski, an Extension educator from Perry County, will present “Dairy Goats 101” Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Small Farms Center.

* W. Ashley Hammac, an Extension conservation cropping systems agronomist, will present “Nutrient Cycling in Cover Crop Systems” Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Small Farms Center.

* Keith Johnson, an Extension forage specialist, and Chad Martin, an Extension renewable energy specialist, will provide information about the CENUSA project, an Iowa State University-based Midwest biofuels research initiative, all three days in the Energy Tent.

* The Education Store will have a number of Purdue Extension publications for sale throughout the Review in the Firebaugh building.

Purdue has been a presenting partner at Farm Science Review for 11 years.

The Farm Science Review is hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University. It draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada annually. Participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from more than 600 commercial exhibitors and engage in educational opportunities with Ohio State and Purdue specialists. 

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8402, hopkine@purdue.edu 

Source: Danica Kirkpatrick, 765-494-9113, dkirkpat@purdue.edu

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Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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