Agriculture and Natural Resources
Compiled by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator
Current Purdue Production Newsletters
INDIANA CROP WEATHER REPORT - Dry Conditions as Harvest Wraps Up
Find the updated crop reports for Indiana by clicking the links below. Information is provided by Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Indiana Agriculture Census Countdown Begins
Save The Date for these Upcoming Events
Purdue University's Top Farmer Conference
Purdue Universities Top Farmer Conference is now in its 50th year. A half-day pre-conference workshop happens on January 8, followed by the one-day Top Farmer Conference on January 9. Both portions of the program feature faculty and staff experts from Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture.
The conference also includes sessions led by faculty from Kansas State University and leading industry experts. Surrounded by farm management, farm policy, agricultural finance and marketing experts, and a group of your peers, the conference will stimulate your thinking about agriculture’s future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead.
Dicamba Herbicide Use in Indiana - Training offered for Hamilton County Applicators
Among other new label restrictions, prior to applying any of the above mentioned three products, every applicator must complete state-required dicamba training. Purdue Extension Hamilton County has scheduled a Dicamba Herbicide Use in Indiana training on Friday, February 9th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. RSVP by calling 317-776-0854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7th, 2018.
Visit the Office of Indiana State Chemist Website for more information. Frequently asked questions can be found here in the dicamba RUP applicator notice. You may find information on becoming certified by taking the Core Exam here.
Central Indiana - PARP Events and Opportunities
Ag Outlook & Pesticide Applicator Recert. Program - Carroll County
8:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Name: Jodie Thomas, ANR Educator, 574-967-3538
Location: Carroll County 4-H Building
Carroll County 4-H Building
898 E Main S, Flora, IN
Topics: Ag. Outlook, Operating a sprayer on the road and dealing with traffic, Dicamba, Pesticide Recordkeeping
Farm Pest Management Update - Hancock County
8:15 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Name: Roy Ballard, ANR Educator, 317-462-1113
Location: Hancock County Library
900 W. Mackenzie Rd.
Greenfield, IN 46140
Topics: Considerations for Weed Control in 2018; Spray Rigs on the Road; Economics for IPM; Options for Dealing with Pesticide Drift
Register by December 15 with Hancock Co. Extension Office
Coffee & Good Donuts at 8:00 a.m.
Boone County PARP
9:00 am EDT - 11:00 pm EDT
Name: Curt Emanuel, ANR Educator, 765-482-0750
Location: Boone County Fairgrounds
1300 E 100 S
Lebanon, Indiana 46052
Topics:Weed Control Update, Dicamba regulatory topic
Hamilton County PARP
1:30pm EDT - 3:30pm EDT
Location: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant St
Noblesville, IN 46060
Topics: Removing Residue from Application Equipment, Dicamba Regulatory Update
Upcoming Webinar: Why are Crop Budgets so Important?
What will this webinar be about? Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Department of Agriculture Economics, will discuss corn and soybean crop budgets, and will use these budgets to discuss the relative profitability of corn and soybeans.
How do I join? Go to the link below and register. You will then receive a confirmation email with the link to participate in the webinar at noon on January 19, 2018. You will also receive a reminder 24 hours before the webinar is about to start.