Get dirt health, nutritious tips
May 29, 2016 - storage organizer
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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 goal
of improving profitability.
The tour, sponsored by Purdue Extension and a Center
for Commercial Agriculture, will take place Jun 23-24 in Jasper and Newton
“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
ensure 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 farm
The debate report (all times CDT):
* 1 p.m. June
23 — 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
challenges they face in flourishing specialty stand soybeans in northwest
* 2:30 p.m.
June 23 — Fair Oaks Dairy. This nutritious government talk will also take
place during a Farmhouse Restaurant during Fair Oaks Dairy. The environmental manager
at Fair Oaks will explain how this large-scale dairy’s proceed to dairy cattle
manure government has developed over time with an importance on their recently
implemented new record that presses H2O out of fertiliser to furnish a solid
fertilizer product with mixed uses. Tour participants will have a possibility to
see Fair Oaks’ new fertiliser plant in operation.
* 8 a.m. June
24 — 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 soil
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 the
role cover crops play on their farm.
* Noon Jun 24
— 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 the
fertilizer 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 cost $40 and
must be systematic by Jun 13. For some-more information and to squeeze tickets, call
The debate is free, though registration is compulsory by June
17 to attend a lunch and a Agricultural Outlook display on Jun 24. For
more information, call 765-494-4310 or go to