Program ​Overview

​​​The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University has organized an annual Indiana Farm Management Tour every year since the early​ 1930s. The tour visits farms that have demonstrated highly successful farm business management practices or have unique perspectives on farm business management.

Host farmers share keys to successful farm management and explain how the management of their operations is changing in response to the ever-changing agricultural economy and the evolving circumstances of their families. They also share reasons behind recent innovat​io​​ns in production practices and adoption of new technology. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experiences of Indiana's best farm business managers.​

This year's tour is in Howard and Carroll counties. Download the flyer​.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here.


June 22

12:30 PM
Scott Farms
7877 W. 1100 N.
Delphi, IN 46923

3:30 PM
Mylet Farms
5227 N. 400 E.
Camden, IN 46917

6:00 PM
2017 Indiana Master Farmer Awards Dinner
(separate registration required)

June 23, 2017

8:30 AM
Kirkpatrick Farms
13961 E. 300 S.
Greentown, IN 46963

11:30 AM
Farm Tour Lunch
Maple Farms
3924 S. 250 E.
Kokomo, IN 46902
Agricultural Outlook Update followed by Maple Farms interview and mini-tours.


2017 Indiana Master Farmer Awards Dinner

June 22, 2017
6:00 PM Registration and Meet & Greet with Master Farmers
6:30 PM Dinner and Awards Presentation

Wabash and Erie Canal Conference and Interpretive Center
1030 W. Washington St.
Delphi, IN 46923

Advance reservations required. No walk-ins can be accommodated.
Reservations are due by Friday, June 16.

Buffet Dinner by Custom Select Catering
$25 per person
$10 per child under 12
No cost for children under 2

Download the registration form.

Lodging Information

Holiday Inn & Suites (765) 455-2900
Courtyard by Marriott (765) 453-0800
Holiday Inn Express (765) 453-2222
Fairfield Inn (765) 453-8822

Download a PDF of lodging information.


Contact Janet Pool​ with questions at or 765-494-4310.


Farm Management Tour Sponsors

Purdue Agriculture, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-8392

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