Extension to help east-central Indiana farmers respond to flooded crops

July 31, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue Extension program in Hartford City on Aug. 7 will help farmers in east-central Indiana better understand issues resulting from flooded crops and give them information to help them recover.

The meeting will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Placid Christian Conference Center at 397 S. 200 E in the Blackford County community.

"Purdue Extension in the region felt that providing access to resources of Extension specialists and area services may help the agriculture community in making decisions to move forward after extreme amounts of rain this spring," said Larry Temple, Jay County Extension director and agriculture and natural resources educator.

The program will open with a brief presentation on Farm Services Agency and Farm Credit Services crop insurance, followed by these topics:

* Soybean crop issues: Laura Lindsey, assistant professor at Ohio State University.

* Corn crop issues: Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist.

* Forage crops: Keith Johnson, Purdue University Extension forage specialist.

* Cover crops: Dennis Brown of Byron Seeds LLC in Bluffton.

* The effect on markets: Chris Hurt, Purdue Extension agricultural economist.

There will be a question-and-answer session at the conclusion.

There is no registration fee, and lunch will be provided. Farmers interested in attending can register by contacting Temple at 260-726-4707 or by email at ltemple@purdue.edu

Writer: Keith Robinson, 765-494-2722, robins89@purdue.edu 

Source: Larry Temple, 260-726-4707, ltemple@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
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