COVID-19’s arrival in Indiana has created unprecedented disruption to local production cycles that bring food, fiber, flowers and more to our restaurants, farmers markets and communities.
Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) to host the 2020 ASTA Management Academy March 2-6 in West Lafayette.
The Indiana Forage Council will hold its Annual Meeting and Seminar at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center. The center is located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Three speakers are scheduled to present at the event.
Attendees at Purdue Extension’s 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference will explore a variety of personal, family and farm issues that affect their lives and businesses. The conference returns to Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center on Feb. 19-20.
Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis.
The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will offer the workshop “Farming Together: Enhancing Your Worth as a Farm Business Partner” this winter. The two-night program will guide family farm operators on planning the transition of their business to the next generation. Participants will learn how to enhance human resource management, develop an understanding of key financial aspects, gain legal knowledge from local attorneys and build their own personal roadmap to succession planning.
Producer sentiment regarding current economic conditions of the agricultural economy dropped 12 points in December, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Index of Current Conditions registered a reading of 141, down from 153 in November. Meanwhile, the Index of Future Expectations remained strong, up 2 points in December, to a reading of 155.