sealPurdue Agriculture Calendar

Events Weeks: 9/28/02 - 10/24/02
For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

September 30: twilight meeting: nutrient management planning

Livestock producers interested in how to manage pastures can come to the Purdue University Feldun Research Farm, located 3.5 miles west of Bedford, Ind., on U.S. 458. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will cover the topics of pasture nutrient management, United States Department of Agriculture cost share programs and getting beef cattle through the winter after the summer drought. This event is free and open to the public. CONTACT: Dave Redman, Extension educator for education and natural resources, (812) 275-4623,

October 1: School of agriculture career fair

Students in the School of Agriculture looking for a job or an internship can meet with potential employers in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms from 9:30-11:45 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Those attending should bring resumes and dress in business attire. A list of registered companies can be viewed on the Web. CONTACT: Linda Austin, School of Agriculture Office of Academic Programs, (765) 494-8473,

October 10: communities at the crossroads v: affordable housing and smart growth conference

The Communities at the Crossroads conference will showcase the application of smart growth techniques and the role of land in affordable housing programs in Elkhart, La Grange and surrounding counties. The conference will be at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Directions are available on the web. The morning breakout sessions will feature speakers on "Affordable Housing from 'Your' Point of View," "Protection of Agricultural Culture and Land," "Regional/Urban Development and Tourism" and "Environmental Protection in an Agricultural Landscape." The featured luncheon speaker is William Hudnut from the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., and former mayor of Indianapolis. After the luncheon, participants will tour sites to see smart growth techniques in action. Register online by Sept. 30. The cost of registration is $75. CONTACT: William Hoover, Purdue forestry professor and conference chairperson, (765) 494-3580,

October 15-17: Purdue extension professional development conference

"Leadership in Times of Change – From Planning to Action" is the theme of this year's conference. The conference includes committee meetings, breakout sessions, awards, luncheons and guest speakers. A wellness screening also is available for participants. The conference is open only to Extension professionals. Registration forms need to be returned by Oct. 4. CONTACT: Sandy Exmeyer, Purdue Extension secretary, (765) 494-8490,

October 24: Horse nutrition and pasture management Workshop

Basic nutrition and management will be covered at the First Harrison Bank in Greenville, Ind., on U.S. 150 from 6:30-9 p.m. Topics to be discussed include "Getting Serious About Renovation," "Managing that Exercise Lot so it is 'Grass Green' instead of 'Mud Brown,'" "Selecting Quality Hay for Your Horse" and "Interpreting Hay Test Results." Presenters will be Keith Johnson, Extension forage management specialist at Purdue, and Susannah Hole, grazing specialist from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The workshop is free to the public. To register, call the number listed below. CONTACT: Roy Ballard, Floyd County Purdue Extension Educator, (812) 948-5470,

Compiled by Michelle Betz, (765) 494-8402,

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