July 19, 2002
Farm bill seminars slated for Aug. 22, 26
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Indiana Farm Bureau and the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service are sponsoring a series of informational seminars on the new farm bill.
The meetings will be across northern Indiana on Aug. 22 and 26. Anyone interested in the farm bill may attend the free sessions.
Included in the meetings will be hands-on sessions by Purdue ag economist Allan Gray on a spreadsheet program that helps farm program participants calculate their government payments. The Farm Service Agency will send farmers their base acre numbers in early August, and producers will be able to get a personal analysis based on those numbers.
The meeting schedule is as follows:
Allen County Aug. 22, 9 a.m. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. Contact: Gonzalee Martin, Allen County Extension ag educator, (260) 481-6826.
Whitley County Aug. 22, 1:30 p.m. North East Purdue Ag Center, 4821 E 400 S, Columbia City. Contact: Rolla Parsons, Whitley County Extension ag educator, (261) 358-4826.
Elkhart County Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Elkhart County Extension Office, Goshen. Contact: Jeff Burbrink, Elkhart County Extension ag educator, (574) 533-0554.
Marshall County Aug. 26, 9 a.m. Cross Roads Academy, Plymouth. Contact: Ralph Booker, Marshall County Extension ag educator, (574) 935-8545.
St. Joseph County Aug. 26, 1 p.m. St. Joseph County Farm Bureau office, 5605 E. U.S. 31 South, South Bend. Contact: Phil Sutton, St. Joseph County Extension ag educator, (574) 235-9604.
LaPorte/Porter counties Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Pinney Purdue Farm, 11402 South County Line Road, Wanatah. Contact: Walt Sill, LaPorte County Extension ag educator, (219) 326-6808, ext. 271.
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