Top Farmer Conference - January 11, 2019


Workshop Overview

Take part in a workshop focused on helping improve farm profitability in 2019. Each workshop provides farmers an opportunity to improve both their crop marketing and financial management skill sets. The workshops will be conducted by James Mintert, Nathan Thompson and Michael Langemeier, all from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. More details about the workshop agenda are available below.


Each workshop will include two 90-minute sessions:

Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

Do you have grain storage facilities? Are you interested in improving returns to your storage facilities? This workshop session will focus on learning about your local basis patterns and how you can take advantage of that knowledge to improve profitability on your farming operation and reduce risk.

and

Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender

This workshop session will explore how to use enterprise budgets to evaluate long-term enterprise profitability, and whole-farm financial projections to evaluate profitability and repayment capacity for the upcoming year. A case farm will be used to illustrate the concepts.


The 2019 Crop Marketing & Farm Finance Workshop will be held at eight locations around the state of Indiana beginning February 7 through March 8, 2019. For more information, contact Sarah Zahn at smithse@purdue.edu or 765-494-7004 or the Extension Contact listed for your interested location.

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2019 Workshops


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​DATE ​LOCATION ​AGENDA ​EXTENSION CONTACT
​Thursday - February 7, 2019
Huntington County Fairgrounds -
First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall
631 E Taylor St
Huntington, IN 46750
​1:00 PM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

2:30 PM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
Ed Farris
ANR Extension Educator
Huntington County
emfarris@purdue.edu
Phone: (260) 358-4826
Friday - February 8, 2019Marshall County Building -
Room 304
112 W Jefferson St
Plymouth, IN 46563
​8:30 AM (EST) - Breakfast

9:00 AM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

10:30 AM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
​Bob Yoder
ANR Extension Educator
Marshall County
ryoder@purdue.edu
Phone: (574) 935-8545
Thursday - February 14, 2019​Clay County Fairgrounds
6656 N SR 59
Brazil, IN 47834
​10:00 AM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

11:30 AM (EST) - Lunch

12:30 AM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
​Jenna Nees
ANR Extension Educator
Putnam County
smith535@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 653-8411
Friday - February 15, 2019​Madison County Fairgrounds - Farm Bureau Building
512 E 4th St
Alexandria, IN 46001
​9:00 AM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

10:30 AM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
Beth Vansickle
ANR Extension Educator
Madison County
bleonhar@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 641-9514
Monday - February 18, 2019​Tipton County Extension Office
1200 S Main St
Tipton, IN 46072
​9:00 AM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

10:30 AM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender

12:00 PM (EST) - Lunch
​Austin Pearson
ANR Extension Educator
Tipton County
pearsona@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 675-1177
Thursday - February 21, 2019​Vincennes University Gibson County Center
8100 US-41
Fort Branch, IN 47648
​6:00 PM (CST) - Pizza Served

6:00 PM (CST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

7:30 PM (CST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
​Addie Thornley
ANR Extension Educator
Gibson County
athornle@purdue.edu
Phone: (812) 385-3491
Friday - February 22, 2019​Spencer County Youth & Community Center
1101 E 800 N
Chrisney, IN 47611
​7:30 AM (CST) - Breakfast

8:00 AM (CST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

9:30 AM (CST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender
​Nick Held
ANR Extension Educator
Spencer County
nheld@purdue.edu
Phone: (812) 362-8066
Friday - March 8, 2019​Brookville Public Library
919 Main St
Brookville, IN 47012
​9:30 AM (EST) - Improving Your Crop Marketing Skills

11:00 AM (EST) - Preparing to Meet with Your Ag Lender

12:30 PM (EST) - Lunch
​Mary Rodenhuis
ANR Extension Educator
Franklin County
mrodenhu@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 647-3511




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