sealPurdue Agriculture Calendar

Weeks: 1/17/03 2/8/03

For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

January 17: Horse behavior and well-being workshop

This is a hands-on workshop offering an in-depth discussion and experience of issues related to horse well-being. The workshop will be at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine Farriery Building, located behind Lynn Hall on Purdue's West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Sessions include "Normal Horse Behavior and Modification" by R. Dean Scoggins, associate professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois; "Body Condition and Health Indicators" by Mark Russell, Purdue professor of animal sciences; "How Horses Deal with Stress from Us" by Ed Pajor, assistant professor of animal sciences at Purdue; and "First Aid and Emergency Treatments" by Janice Sojka, associate professor of large animal medicine at Purdue. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The first session begins at 1 p.m. with the last session at 4:30 p.m. Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine and the Indiana Horse Council sponsor this event. This workshop is limited to the first 25 registered participants. Registration costs $100. To obtain a registration form, call (765) 494-2402 or (800) 359-2968. For other questions, call (765) 494-0611. Participants in this workshop also are able to attend "Feeding the Senior Horse" from 7-8:30 p.m. in Lynn Hall, Room 1136. CONTACT: Office of Continuing Education at Purdue, (765) 494-0611.

January 18: Horsemen's conference

The Indiana Horse Council and the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue will host a program for those interested in horses. Some issues to be discussed include West Nile Virus, feeding, heaves in performance horses, shock wave therapy, vitamin deficiencies, neurological diseases, bitting and mouth problems, eye injuries and diseases, broodmare issues, Rhodococcus, semen processing, and first aid for breeding and foaling injuries. There also will be a tour of the Equine Medicine Center, as well as a treadmill demonstration. This program will take place in Lynn Hall on Purdue's West Lafayette, Ind., campus, with registration in Room 1136. Registration is $50 before Jan. 3 and $75 after. Student registration is $15. To obtain a registration form, call (765) 494-2402 or (800) 359-2968. For other questions, call (765) 494-0611. Participants of this workshop also are able to attend "Feeding the Senior Horse" from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Lynn Hall, Room 1136. CONTACT: Office of Continuing Education at Purdue, (765) 494-0611.

January 22-23: Heart of America grazing conference

This year's conference will be at the Hannibal Inn, Hannibal, Mo. This conference combines research information with talks by producers from the Midwest. Ed Volborn of Hidden Valley Ranch, Bidwell, Ohio, will open the conference with his speech "Saving the Family Farm through Year-round Grazing the Bob Evans Story." Jim Gerrish, research agronomist at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center, will speak about "The Missouri Grazing Experience Lessons Learned," and Ed Ballard of the University of Illinois will speak about "The Economics of Grazing." There also will be reports from other producers and an exhibit of grassland vendors at the conference motel. The motel's phone number is (573) 221-6610. Registration for both days is $40, $15 for Jan. 22 only and $25 for Jan. 23 only. Send registration checks before Jan. 13 to Melodie Marshall, USDA-NRCS, 1050 Highway 72 East, Suite 2, Rolla, MO 65301. After Jan. 13, call Marshall at (573) 364-6202 Ext. 3. CONTACT: Mark Kennedy, NRCS state grassland conservationist in Missouri and program coordinator, (417) 967-2028 Ext. 5;,

January 27-31: Purdue's annual Crop Management Workshops

The workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. local time on the following dates and locations across Indiana: Jan. 27, Rensselaer, Halleck Student Center Ballroom, St. Joseph's College, U.S. 231 south; Jan. 28, Bluffton, Community Center, Wells County 4-H Park; Jan. 29, Shelbyville, Occasions Banquet Hall, 415 E. Hendricks St.; Jan. 30, Montgomery, Gasthof Amish Village, County Road 650E, just north of U.S. 50; Jan. 31, Covington, Beef House Restaurant, junction of I-74 and state Route 63. Registration is $60 and includes lunch and workshop materials. Preregistration is encouraged since seating is limited. To register, contact Paul Horngren of Purdue's Conference Division, at (765) 494-7219, by fax at (765) 494-0567 or by e-mail at CONTACT: John Obermeyer, (765) 494-4563,

January 31-February 1: Farming Together workshop

The 23rd annual Farming Together Workshop invites farmers and their children or other future farming partners to a weekend of educational sessions and discussions on passing the agricultural torch. The workshop takes place on Purdue's West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Registration is $50 per family or business partnership group through Jan. 10, and $60 after that date. Enrollment is limited to about 50. Workshop speakers include Purdue specialists and a farm management consultant. A registration form and brochure are available online at Additional information also is available by contacting Alan Miller, workshop coordinator in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics, at (765) 494-4203 or by e-mail at CONTACT: Miller, (765) 494-4203;

February 8: Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry And Ag Forecast

Norman E. Borlaug, known as the father of the "Green Revolution," will be the guest speaker for the 2003 Ag Fish Fry, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. This annual meeting of Purdue's Agricultural Alumni Association will be at Cumberland Place, just north of the West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Tickets for the event are $15 with 1,500 tickets being sold. The tickets are sold on a first come basis with priority given to those who attended last year. General public ticket requests will be processed beginning Jan. 17. To purchase tickets, contact the Purdue Ag Alumni office at (765) 494-8593 or by e-mail at Prior to the Fish Fry, the annual Ag Forecast will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a discussion of rural economies by Mark Drabenstott, vice president and director of the Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. His presentation, "Recreating Rural America: The New Main Street Economy," will be in the ballroom of the adjacent University Inn and will conclude by 11 a.m. CONTACT: Donya Lester, executive secretary of the alumni association, (765) 494-8593.

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

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