Hydroponic agriculture is growing nationally at a rate of 3% to 4% per year. Current producers or those considering the use of hydroponics technology can get information on production and the latest technology at the fourth annual Greenhouse and Indoor Hydroponics Workshop.
Purdue University’s College of Agriculture has launched its new digital agriculture website.
In cooperation with other universities and industry partners, Purdue Extension is co-chairing the North American Manure Expo on July 31-Aug. 1 in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The expo, held in Indiana for the first time, will include educational sessions, tours and industry seminars.
Purdue University sales experts David Downey and Scott Downey will lead the “Precision Selling: Building Relationships with Large Farmers” professional development program on July 31-Aug. 1 in West Lafayette.
Purdue Extension is hosting an organic agriculture program series focused on transitional strategy, crop rotation, nutrient management, weed management and markets targeted for organic, transitional and conventional farmers, agriculture professionals and landowners. The series begins with Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) on July 24-25 in Crawfordsville, Ind. Field days will continue the series on July 31, Aug. 2 and Sept. 5 in Wawaka, Wheatfield and New Paris, respectfully.
Rising crop prices and USDA payment announcements lift farmer sentiment, despite uncertain economic environment
Ag producer sentiment rebounded in June as farmers’ expressed a more optimistic outlook toward the future of the ag economy. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S., increased to a reading of 126 in June, up 25 points from May.
For some children, summertime means time at the pool, playing with friends and time away from learning.