Farm Management Tour concentration will be on latest ag technology

June 9, 2015 - storage organizer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Participants in this year’s
Purdue Farm Management Tour will see a latest rural record in
action during stops during a pellet estimate trickery and 3 farms in Adams and
Jay counties.

The tour, sponsored by Purdue’s Center for Commercial
Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for Jun 23-24. Each stop includes an
interview event with a operators.

“Host farmers will share their keys to successful farm
management and explain how a government of their operations is changing in
response to changes in a rural economy and a changing circumstances
of their families,” pronounced Jim Mintert, core executive and debate organizer. “They
will also share their reasons for their new innovations in production
practices and adoption of new technology.”

The debate schedule:

Noon Jun 23: Check-in at
the Bubp building on a Jay County Fairgrounds, including an information
session on Jay County agriculture.

1 p.m. Jun 23: IOM Grain.
Specializing in providing non-GMO food-grade soybeans to business around the
world, IOM works closely with farmers to safeguard that their products accommodate their
customers’ needs. At this stop participants will debate IOM Grain’s new processing
facility in Portland and learn how severe government protocols and advanced
technology mix to make a association a personality in a food-grade soybean

2:30 p.m. Jun 23: Johnson
Family Farms. Participants will learn about a farm’s innovative proceed to
crop government on their popcorn and seed soybean acreage. This stop also will
highlight a worldly in-bin pellet monitoring complement commissioned in the
farm’s popcorn storage facilities, and a Natural Resources Conservation
Service will horde a contention of ways to urge dirt charge and soil
health management.

8 a.m. Jun 24: Sommer
Dairy Farm/Beer Farms: Discussion during this stop will concentration on Sommer Farms’
recent adoption of robotic milking technology, use of involuntary calf feeders,
dairy heifer prolongation and machine pity between a Sommers and Beer
farms. Participants will have an event to see a robotic milking system
and involuntary calf feeders in action.

Noon Jun 24: Nidlinger
Farms. Participants will learn some-more about a Nidlinger family’s innovative
approach to merchandising grain, stand management, and integrating stand records
with financial records. There also will be an event to revisit recent
additions to a Nidlinger Farms pellet handling, manure storage and blending
and machine storage facilities. Chris Hurt, Purdue rural economist,
will benefaction his annual Agricultural Outlook during lunch.

The annual Master Farmer Banquet will be during 6 p.m. June
23 during Jay County High School, 2072 W. State Route 67, in Portland. Tickets cost
$25 and contingency be systematic in allege by job 765-494-8593 before Jun 5. No
online registration is accessible for a banquet.

The debate is free, though registration by Jun 18 is
required to attend in a lunch on a tour’s second day. For more
information and to register, visit

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