2016 Farm Management Tour

June 22, 2016 - storage organizer

This year’s Purdue Farm Management Tour will embody stops during 4 northwest Indiana farms, focusing on innovative methods to urge dirt health and nutritious government with a idea of improving profitability.

The tour, sponsored by Purdue Extension and theCenter for Commercial Agriculture, will take place Jun 23-24 in Jasper and Newton counties.

“This is an event for farmers, agribusiness professionals and anyone meddlesome in cultivation and food prolongation to see firsthand how Indiana’s farmers are adopting new technologies and practices to safeguard a safe, secure and tolerable food supply while also improving profitability,” pronounced Jim Mintert, executive of a Center for Commercial Agriculture and a debate organizer.

Each stop includes an talk event with plantation operators.

The debate report (all times CDT):

* Jun 23, 1 p.m. – Styck Family Farms. The talk will take place during a Farmhouse Restaurant during Fair Oaks Dairy. Participants will learn how a Styck family incorporates cover crops, irrigation and tile drainage to urge profitability on their severe sandy soils. Operators will plead their use of a high-clearance sprayer to seed cover crops in further to a opportunities and hurdles they face in flourishing specialty stand soybeans in northwest Indiana.

* Jun 23, 2:30 p.m. – Fair Oaks Dairy. This nutritious government talk will also take place during a Farmhouse Restaurant during Fair Oaks Dairy. The environmental manager during Fair Oaks will explain how this large-scale dairy’s proceed to dairy cattle fertiliser government has developed over time with an importance on their recently implemented new record that presses H2O out of fertiliser to furnish a plain fertiliser product with mixed uses. Tour participants will have a possibility to see Fair Oaks’ new fertiliser plant in operation.

* Jun 24, 8 a.m. – Klemp Farms and Kingma Farms. The talk will take place during a Klemp farmstead nearby Wheatfield. Klemp Farms is a diversified stand and hog producer. Klemp Farms operators will plead fertiliser management, their importance on dirt health and a purpose of no-till on their farm. Kingma Farms produces corn and soybeans. Discussion during this plantation will concentration on nitrogen management, including Kingma’s use of nitrogen investigate plots to beam nitrogen applications and a purpose cover crops play on their farm.

June 24, noon – Remington Farms. The talk will take place during a Remington Farms shop. Remington Farms focuses on seed corn and seed soybean production. Participants will learn about pivotal government strategies to urge their gathering operations. Additionally, debate participants will find out about pivotal pattern comforts of a fertiliser and stand insurance product storage comforts that Remington Farms incorporated into their new plantation shop. The stop includes a luncheon followed by Purdue rural economist Chris Hurt‘s annual Agricultural Outlook.

The annual Master Farmer Banquet sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer will be during 5:30 p.m. Jun 23 during a Farmhouse Restaurant. Tickets are $40 and contingency be systematic by Jun 13. For some-more information and to squeeze tickets, call 765-494-8593.

The Purdue Farm Management Tour is free, though registration is compulsory by Jun 17 to attend a lunch and a Agricultural Outlook display on Jun 24. For some-more information, call 765-494-4310 or go to https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/Pages/Programs/Farm-Tour.aspx.

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