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January 12, 2004

Gov. Kernan headlines Purdue's Ag Forecast on Feb. 7

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan will headline this year's Purdue University Ag Forecast at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 7 in Edy's Grand Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Gov. Joe Kernan

Kernan will address the role of the agriculture and biotechnology industries in the economic development of the state.

Admission to the forecast is free and open to the public. The ag forecast will conclude in time for participants to attend the Purdue Ag Fish Fry in the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion on the fairgrounds.

This year at the fish fry, the husband and wife team of Democrat James Carville and Republican Mary Matalin will discuss "All's Fair: Love, War and Politics," based on their best-selling book, "All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President."

Carville is a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," a political debate show, and was campaign manager and senior political adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Matalin was a senior campaign official in the 1992 re-election campaign of President George H.W. Bush. She most recently served as assistant to President George W. Bush and as counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Round-trip bus transportation for the forecast and fish fry is available from West Lafayette. For information about shuttle buses, contact the Purdue Ag Alumni office at (765) 494-8593. Tickets for the fish fry are $15 and must be purchased in advance.

For ordering information, contact the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association, 615 W. State St., Room 1, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053; phone (765) 494-8593; or e-mail Tickets also can be purchased online through the Purdue Alumni Association's secure server by logging on and following the links to the ticket order form. For priority seating, orders must be received by Jan. 16.

Online ordering and additional information about Ag Forecast and Ag Fish Fry is available on the Purdue Ag Alumni web page.

Writer: Kay Hagen, (765) 494-6682,

Source: Donya Lester, (765)494-8593,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes,
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