Indiana-Illinois Crop Management Workshop Set

Midwest meeting on crop management to educate producers. Livestock processing meeting in Indiana also set.

Crop management strategies will be the topic at the Bi-State Crop Management and Market Outlook workshop. (A meeting of interest to Indiana-area livestock producers is Friday, Nov. 30; see sidebar)

The crop management workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Beef House Banquet Hall in Covington, Ind.

According to Purdue Extension educator Kelly Pearson, “The workshop will include information on managing insects and fungicide applications, as well as nitrogen management.”

Speakers include: Purdue Extension agronomist Bob Nielsen, Illinois Extension entomologist Kevin Steffy, Scott Bretthauer, Illinois application technology specialist, and a panel discussion with Paul Cooley, Archer Daniels Midland Investor Services; Corinne Alexander, Purdue agricultural economist; and Wayne Nelson, L&M Commodities. The moderator will be Purdue Extension educator Jim Luzar.

Register by Nov. 30; a fee of $15 is due at the door. Download a registration form or for questions and more information, contact Pearson, (765) 762-3231 or

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event will conclude at 2:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Purdue University and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Services.

Indiana Livestock Processing Facility to be Discussed

The feasibility of a livestock processing facility will be discussed from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at at the Jennings County Public Library in North Vernon, Ind., according to Brownfield Ag News.

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This could be good news for livestock producers in East Central and South Eastern Indiana. 

Finding accessible and affordable livestock processors is a challenge reported by some smaller livestock producers.

Current and potential livestock producers are encouraged to attend.

For information and registration, call county extension service offices, (317) 462-1113.

Watch for an article on how to choose a meat processor in the Jan Feb issue of
Hobby Farms, available in late Dec. 2007. Visit our publications page.

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