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Forage enthusiasts to gather for annual meeting and seminar

The Indiana Forage Council (IFC) Annual Meeting and Seminar will take place February 9, 2023, at CLAAS of America in Columbus, Indiana. The location is the North American distribution hub for the global manufacturer of CLAAS harvesting machines and tractors.


2023 Indiana Small Farm Conference to take place at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds

Registration is now open for the 2023 Indiana Small Farm Conference, the premier annual event for the state’s farming community. The 11th annual conference and trade show will take place March 2 and 3 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville.


National forage and grazing experts to speak at annual conference

The Heart of America Grazing Conference will take place Feb. 20 and 21 at the Ferdinand Community Center in Ferdinand, Indiana. Hosted by the Indiana Forage Council (IFC) in collaboration with Purdue Extension, the annual event will feature forage and grazing experts from across the nation.


Expo registration open for Indiana green industry professionals

The Indiana Green Expo is returning this year with three days of educational opportunities for turf and landscape professionals in addition to a trade show and networking events.


Purdue ag economists provide insight on critical issues facing farmers in 2023

After a year of economic shocks that included supply chain disruption, global conflict, tight margins and historic inflation, Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics experts are looking ahead to what the agricultural sector can expect in 2023. Those findings were recently published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report’s annual outlook issue.


Indiana sheep shearing school open for registration

The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring a shearing school, hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA), on Saturday, Feb. 18.


dec-barometerFarmer sentiment rebounds at year end on stronger 2022 income

Following a two-month decline and a year of weak sentiment, the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer closed out the year on a more positive note, rallying 24 points in December to a reading of 126. U.S. farmers were more optimistic about both their current situation and expectations for the future. The Current Conditions Index jumped 37 points to a reading of 135, while the Future Expectations Index increased 18 points to a reading of 122. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted Dec. 5-9.


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