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Events Days: 1/19/02 — 2/2/02
For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

January 19-20: Purdue Horseman'S Conference And Horse Feeding Workshop

The Purdue Horseman's Conference is aimed at adult horse owners, veterinarians, feed manufacturers and 4-H leaders. The program includes presentations by many Purdue faculty and industry professionals. Emerging diseases, vaccines, horse farm planning and injuries are among topics that will be covered. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.; the conference runs from 8:25 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 19. The registration fee is $65. Lunch and coffee are included.

The Purdue Horse Feeding Workshop will be Jan. 20. This workshop is hands-on and will provide in-depth information on forage analysis, feeding programs, toxic plants, and dental problems and treatment. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.; the workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The registration fee is $100 and is limited to 25 attendees.

Both programs will be in Lynn Hall on Purdue's West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Continuing education credits are available for veterinary technicians and technologists and veterinarians. A complete agenda and mail-in registration form are available online, keyword: horse. CONTACT: (for registration) Robin Bell, Purdue Conference Division coordinator, (765) 494-2402 or (800) 359-2968; (for program information) Mark Russell, professor of animal sciences, (765) 494-7677,

January 21-February 7: Third Annual Regional Beef Workshops

These workshops will provide beef producers with information on nutrition and either carcass ultrasounds, herd health or marketing, depending on location. All meetings start with dinner at 6 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted. There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is requested. Locations and contacts for the workshops are:

Jan. 21 (register by Jan. 15): 4-H Building, Orange County Fairgrounds, Paoli, Ind. CONTACT: Andy Boston, (812) 723-4196.

Jan. 22 (register by Jan. 15): Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw, Ind. CONTACT: Kelly Easterday, (219) 372-2340.

Jan. 23 (register by Jan. 15): Southeast Purdue Ag Center, Butlerville, Ind., 6:30 p.m. start time. CONTACT: Dan Wilson, (812) 663-8388.

Jan. 28 (register by Jan. 21): Morgan County Fairgrounds, Martinsville, Ind. CONTACT: Chris Parke, (765) 342-1010.

Jan. 29 (register by Jan. 22): Smith Hall, Henry County Fairgrounds, New Castle, Ind. CONTACT: Carl Hylton, (765) 825-8502.

Jan. 29 (register by Jan. 22): Shore Club, Bass Lake, Ind., 6:30 p.m. start time. CONTACT: Mark Kepler, (219) 223-3397.

Feb. 7 (register by Feb. 1): Pike County Fairgrounds, Petersburg, Ind. CONTACT: Ken Salkeld, (812) 354-6838.

January 25-26: Farming Together Workshop

This workshop will provide information on issues involved in bringing a relative or partner into your farming operation. It also is an opportunity for family members and/or partners to begin making decisions together as to the future of the farm. The cost is $40 per family or farm operation that registers by Jan. 15, $50 for late registration. The workshop will be in Stewart Center on the Purdue West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Lodging is available by contacting the Union Club, Purdue Memorial Union (765) 494-8900. CONTACT: (for registration) Sueann Smith, Purdue Conferences, (765) 494-7225; (for program information) Alan Miller, farm business management specialist, (765) 494-4203.

February 2: Ag Forecast

Environmental issues and the new farm bill will be discussed with guest speakers Jim Moseley, USDA deputy secretary of agriculture, and a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency. The event is free and will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the ballrooms at the University Inn, north of West Lafayette, Ind., on U.S. 52. CONTACT: Donya Lester, ag alumni executive secretary, (765) 494-8594,

February 2: Ag Alumni Fish Fry

Bob Dole, former Republican presidential candidate and senator from Kansas, will be the featured speaker at the Purdue School of Agricultural Alumni Fish Fry. The event will be at Cumberland Place, north of West Lafayette, Ind., on U.S. 52. The fish fry runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and seats are reserved. Tickets are only available by contacting the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association at (765) 494-8593. CONTACT: Donya Lester, ag alumni executive secretary, (765) 494-8594,

Compiled by: Mindy Reef, (765) 494-8402;

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