WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University has scheduled several February and March workshops related to crop marketing, farm finance, and the upcoming farm bill decisions for producers throughout Indiana.
A farm bill workshop will take place in Huntington on Feb. 12. At the workshop, Indiana Farm Bureau will provide a complimentary lunch for attendees who pre-register.
“During the workshop, farmers and landowners can work through examples to help them make the best decisions for their individual circumstances ahead of the USDA’s March 15 program signup deadline,” said James Mintert, director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue professor of agricultural economics.
Mintert is a presenter at the farm bill workshop, along with Purdue’s Michael Langemeier, an associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture and professor of agricultural economics, and Kaitlin Meyers from the Indiana Farm Service Agency. During lunch, Megan Ritter from Indiana Farm Bureau will present “Farm Bureau Health Benefit Plan.”
The Farm Bill workshop begin at 10:30 a.m. EST, with the following date and location:
Wednesday, Feb. 12: Huntington County Fairgrounds, First Merchants Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.
Registration is free, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit https://purdue.ag/farmbillworkshop20.
The Purdue Crop Marketing and Farm Finance Workshop, featuring Center for Commercial Agriculture faculty experts, will be held at three different locations.
These workshops begin at 10:30 a.m. EST, with the following dates and locations:
- Feb. 14: Vermillion County Fairgrounds Community Building, 325 W. Maple St., Cayuga.
- March 6: Dubois County Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, 4157 S. State Road 162, Huntingburg.
- March 13: Wells County Community Center, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton.
“Producers can gain advice and expertise at these workshops to improve their skills in crop management and financial management for 2020,” said Mintert.
There are two sessions at each workshop, one titled “Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills” and a second session titled “Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender.”
Presenters for these workshops include Mintert, Langemeier and Nathan Thompson, a Purdue assistant professor of agricultural economics.
Registration is free, but pre-registration is required, which is available online at https://purdue.ag/workshop20 or by calling 765-494-7004.
— Purdue University Agriculture News
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