Planting Decisions Ongoing – Snow, Rain Delay Field Work – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2019With snow blanketing large swaths of the Midwest, and rains drenching parts of the South, it can be hard to imagine how the country’s frigid, soaked fields will ever be […]

Indiana: Farm Management – Becoming the Employer of Choice, Warsaw, March 7

🕔Feb 19, 2019In addition to all the daily responsibilities of keeping an agricultural operation running, farm managers and owners also have to become human resource specialists in their quest to find and […]

agBot Challenge – Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN, May 16-18

🕔Feb 19, 2019Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM […]

Indiana: 8 Crop Marketing, Farm Finance Workshops in Feb., March

🕔Feb 1, 2019The Purdue Crop Marketing and Farm Finance Workshop, featuring faculty experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place in eight locations across the state Feb. 7-March 8. “These workshops are […]

Indiana: Using Dicamba Products in 2019

🕔Jan 22, 2019You’ll probably be hearing from a variety of sources about how to safely and legally use post-emergent dicamba products in 2019. These include Engenia (BASF), Fexapan (Corteva/DuPont), and Xtendimax(Bayer/Monsanto). My purpose today […]

Indiana: 10 Farm Succession Planning Workshops in Jan., Feb.

🕔Jan 14, 2019Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.  Subjects explored […]

Soybeans: SCN Resistance is Increasing Even on Reliable Varieties – DTN

🕔Jan 10, 2019Think of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) like blood pressure. Doctors take blood pressure readings and based on the numbers, decide if and how to manage the problem.  Similarly, The SCN […]

Indiana: Upcoming Conference Focuses On Improving Farm Profitability

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🕔Jan 2, 2019Looking for ways to improve farm profitability? Register for and attend the Purdue Top Farmer Conference scheduled for Friday, January 11 in West Lafayette. Attendees can choose from one of […]

Industrial Hemp Holds Promise for Growers but Where Do You Start?

🕔Jan 2, 2019The new Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp as an agricultural crop may have some farmers eager to try the new crop. But Indiana’s state chemist suggests that farmers will need […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

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