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Purdue Agriculture and Extension Events

Weeks: 7/28/12 - 9/6/12


Farmers and horse owners interested in building their horses' feed programs around hay and other forages can learn about good forage and feed management practices at the Purdue Extension Hay Day. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 28 at The Farm at Prophetstown, 3549 Prophetstown Trail, Battle Ground, Ind., near West Lafayette. Morning and afternoon sessions will be set up as stations that participants can attend according to their needs and interests, with session topics including soil assessment, seeding and harvesting methods and equipment, nutritional analysis of hay, and basing a feeding program on quality forage. Session speakers will include Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist, and Mark Russell, Purdue Extension equine specialist. There will be a teaching session during the lunch hour, and in the afternoon participants will have the opportunity to drive different types of horse-drawn haymaking equipment. Participants can download the workshop registration form from the Prophetstown website at http://www.prophetstown.org/registrationform.pdf. The fee for attending the workshop is $40 and includes the demonstration and presentations, handout packet, and lunch. For more information, contact Dris Abraham at 765-479-0369 or agmanager@prophetstown.org, or Melissa Brown at 765-479-0367.

CONTACT: Dris Abraham, 765-479-0369, agmanager@prophetstown.org



Agricultural experts will analyze the U.S. Department of Agriculture crop production report, to be released that morning, and what that data mean for Indiana and nationally. The panel discussion will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Normandy Barn on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis during the state fair. Panelists are Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension soybean specialist; Chris Hurt, Purdue Extension agricultural economist; Joe Kelsay, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture; Greg Matli, Indiana deputy director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service; and Bob Nielson, Purdue Extension corn specialist. Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, will moderate. The event is open to the public.



The Purdue University Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center will continue to offer a series of crop and forage scouting, diagnostic and management workshops until September. Workshops and dates are: Aug. 30: Late Season Diagnostic Workshop; and Sept. 6: Forage Management Workshop. All of the workshops, except the July 11 Mid Season Diagnostic Workshop, will be at the Purdue Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. 52 W., West Lafayette. The July 11 workshop will be at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, 4425 E. 350 N., Butlerville. Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is limited to 60 participants per workshop. Participants can find more information, including a list of topics and speakers, and download the registration brochure at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/agry/dtc/Pages/june12.aspx. The cost is $110 per person, per workshop. Certified crop advisers will receive continuing education units, and Indiana commercial pesticide applicators will earn continuing certification hours. Topics covered at the workshop will determine the categories and hours awarded.

CONTACT: Corey Gerber, 765-496-3755, gerberc@purdue.edu

Compiled by Jessica Merzdorf, 765-494-8402, jmerzdor@purdue.edu

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