Purdue Agriculture And Extension Events

Weeks: 6/7/07 – 6/28/07

For additional information, call (765) 494-8396

JUNE 7-9: GLOBAL TRADE ANALYSIS PROJECT CONFERENCE

The Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) will conduct its 10th anniversary conference June 7-9 at Purdue University. The conference will consist of several plenary, organized and general sessions. Speakers will discuss the highlights and implications of their work. Time also will be devoted to questions from the audience. Some topics of discussion will be land use, climate control, trade and development. For information, visit https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/events/
Conferences/2007/default.asp
. CONTACT: Tom Hertel at  at (765) 494-4199 or hertel@purdue.edu.

 

JUNE 11: AGRITOURISM WORKSHOP

This program is specifically designed for those who wish to bring the public to their farm as part of an agritourism venture. The content of the program also may be of value to anyone who is starting or expanding any business venture. During this workshop, Megan Bruch, marketing specialist at the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture, will discuss marketing strategies and provide in-depth information on how to create or improve necessary marketing materials including brochures and press releases. The workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Purdue University campus in Pfendler Hall and the cost is $15 per participant. Lunch is included. Registration is due by June 4. CONTACT: Roy Ballard at (317) 462-1113 or rballard@purdue.edu.

 

JUNE 21: PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF LOG-SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

At this public and free event, associate professor Rado Gazo will perform a demonstration of the "CT Scanner," a technology capable of seeing defects and other natural characteristics inside of wood logs before they are cut. This insight may allow sawmills to make better decisions before cutting, and Gazo estimates a successful implementation of the technology could increase value of lumber from domestically harvested logs by roughly $2.4 billion per year. The demonstration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on June 21 at the Pike Lumber Co. in Akron, Ind., 719 Front St., (574) 893-4511. Those interested should RSVP to Tracey Simmerman at (765) 494-3615 or tss@purdue.edu . CONTACT: Rado Gazo at (765) 494-3634 or gazo@purdue.edu .

 

JUNE 21: 2007 INDIANA FARM SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

This program offers farmers and other rural residents the opportunity to learn from Indiana farmers about a variety of innovative tools and techniques being investigated and employed to keep their operations profitable in changing times. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to meet innovative farmers to learn from their experiences, their management styles and how they make important decisions; tour Indiana farms and processing facilities; learn about a specific focus issue from a recognized state specialist in that area; network with others who are interested in diversifying their farm or rural enterprises; and learn about available resources. The Urban Fringe Marketing: Meeting the Needs of the Urban Consumer tour will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT on June 21 in Hancock County. Registration is $15 per person (per session) and people can register online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/FARMTOURS . CONTACT: Jerry Nelson at (812) 886-9582 jnelson@purdue.edu.

 

JUNE 26-27: INDIANA FARM MANAGEMENT TOUR

The tour visits farms that have demonstrated successful farm business management practices or have unique perspectives on farm business management. The purpose of the tour is to encourage and develop a high level of management knowledge and skill among Hoosier farmers. The tour will visit Kosciusko County with tours of the Sam Beer Farm, Tom Farms, Gingerich Dairy Farms, Bishop Farms and Clunette Elevator. The tours are free. For information, visit http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/
farm_tour.asp
. CONTACT: Alan Miller at (765) 494-4203 or millerwa@purdue.edu

 

JUNE 28: THE AQUACULTURE RESEARCH LABORATORY OPEN HOUSE

The Aquaculture Research Laboratory Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 to celebrate the reopening of the aquaculture facility. A fire destroyed the original facility on Nov. 14, 2004. Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) will sponsor the open house. There will be guided tours of the facility and informational booths to learn about all aspects of fisheries related to research conducted within the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue. CONTACT: Steven Hart at (765) 583-0351 or sdhart@purdue.edu .

 

JUNE 28: SURFACE MINE RECLAMATION FIELD DAY

Producers, educators and agency professionals are encouraged to attend the Surface Mine Reclamations Field Day at 8:30 a.m. CDT June 28. The host of the event is Black Beauty Coal Co. at the Miller Creek Mine. The field day will be devoted to touring the mine to see the processes and view demonstrations. A panel discussion will occur with farmers, vendors and agency staff participating. There will be three afternoon educational sessions. These sessions include the topics of research updates, equipment discussions and stream permitting and restoration. To download a flyer and registration form, visit http://www.ces.purdue.edu/clay/  and click the "reclamation workshop" link. CONTACT: Mark Evans at (812) 829-5020 or mevans@purdue.edu.

Compiled by Beth Forbes, (765) 494-2722, forbes@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Beth Forbes, forbes@purdue.edu
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