The Purdue Top Farmer Conference, a management program for farmers that features some of the nation’s top experts on marketing, risk management and crop production, will take place Jan. 8, live via the Zoom meeting platform.
After a year of virtual meetings and even virtual events, the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program (Indiana S and W) is looking forward to the new year and funding new projects to promote the state’s lamb and wool industry.
Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business, the Agricultural Retailers Association and Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will again partner to present the 2021 ARA Management Academy on January 26-28. The program will be held online.
The eastbound lane of State Street from Memorial Mall Drive to just west of Grant Street is expected to reopen Monday (Nov. 16). This portion of State Street closed in October in order to facilitate utility work for the Purdue Memorial Union ground-floor renovation.
The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 27 points to a reading of 183 in October and set an all-time high for the index. Farmers were more optimistic about both the future and current financial situation on their farms as the Current Conditions Index rose 36 points to a reading of 178 and the Future Expectations Index rose 23 points to a reading of 186. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on survey responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and was conducted Oct. 19-23.
Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Wednesday (Nov. 11) will host a free Corn and Soybean Outlook webinar for the month of November. The webinar will be at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The Purdue Extension Land Lease Team is hosting two virtual workshops for landowners and farmers to learn more about farmland leases, legal aspects of leases and leasing trends. The workshop, “More Than a Handshake,” will be offered 10 a.m. to noon (ET) Nov. 12 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. (ET) Nov. 17.