Purdue Farm Management Tour to go to Tipton and Clinton farms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —  Learn about modern farm administration methods, new applied sciences for enhancing effectivity and productiveness, methods to assist guarantee a profitable transition of your operation to the subsequent era and extra on the annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, July 19-20.

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension sponsor the tour, which incorporates stops at three farms in Tipton and Clinton counties. Farms are chosen based mostly on profitable enterprise administration practices or farm managers’ distinctive perspective on farm enterprise administration.

“The Purdue Farm Management Tour brings collectively a few of Indiana’s finest farm enterprise managers, making it a unbelievable alternative for farmers to be taught from others’ experiences and uncover new rules to use on their very own farms with the intention to maximize innovation and success,” stated James Mintert, director of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.

Each tour contains an interview session the place farm operators present an outline of their farms. Host farmers may even share profitable farm administration suggestions, talk about how the administration of their operations is altering in response to the agricultural economic system and evolving household circumstances, and share causes behind their latest improvements in manufacturing practices and adoption of recent expertise.

The tour is free and open to the general public. Visit purdue.ag/farmtour or name 765-494-7004 to register (required).

Tour Schedule — All occasions are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

12:30 p.m., July 19 M&Okay Henderson Family Farm/Henderson Ag Advantage: Monty and Austin Henderson are the fifth and sixth generations of their household to farm in Tipton County. Monty at the moment serves as regional director of the Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center, and Austin’s enterprise, Henderson Ag Advantage, gives clients with a wide range of crop inputs. M&Okay Henderson Family Farm farming operation emphasizes enhancing soil well being utilizing a mixture of no-till, strip-till and canopy crops. At this tour cease, you’ll be taught extra about how the Hendersons have mixed farming with their pursuit of entrepreneurial alternatives to assist guarantee a profitable farm transition.

8:30 a.m., July 20 Orr Farms: Clint and Marianne Orr began their farming operation with simply 200 acres underneath cultivation within the late Eighties. Lacking a big land base at a single location inspired the Orrs to benefit from current amenities scattered throughout a number of owned and rented places. Recently they’ve constructed a brand new stand-alone grain facility with a Grain Handler steady mixed-flow dryer, which gives the capability to retailer 100% of the seed beans, waxy corn and white corn their farm produces. Staying updated on new expertise is necessary to them, and their new 2022 mannequin corn and soybean planters will each be on show at this tour cease.

1:30 p.m., July 20 Stafford Farms: Tim Stafford together with sons Jarren and Jordan increase corn, soybeans and hogs. Jarren and Jordan, who present management on expertise adoption and implementation, joined the farm full time within the early 2000s, and the household has carried out a plan to maneuver main property from father to sons over time. The Staffords increase seed corn and have been putting in sample tile utilizing their very own gear. In 2022, a brand new state-of-the-art farm store was accomplished, which may even be featured at this tour cease.

Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Reception and Panel Discussion

The Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Reception and Panel Discussion will probably be held July 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the side of the Farm Management Tour to honor the 2022 Master Farmers. This 12 months’s award recipients will talk about keys to success in the course of the course of their lengthy farming careers. The reception will happen at Beck’s Hybrids on Tuesday, July 19, at 6767 N. 276th St., Atlanta, Indiana. The Master Farmer Program is a long-standing custom that honors people who’ve contributed significantly to Hoosier agriculture and demonstrated success in farming effectivity, stewardship of pure assets and neighborhood service. There isn’t any value to attend; go to purdue.ag/farmtour to register (required). The Indiana Master Farmer program is sponsored by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and Indiana Prairie Farmer. 

Writer: Kami Goodwin, kami@purdue.edu        

Media contact: Anna Aarstad, 765-494-7004, comagctr@purdue.edu   

Source: James Mintert, 765-494-7004, jmintert@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head, mmanier@purdue.edu

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