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Purdue Farm Management Tour & Indiana Master Farmer Reception
The Purdue University Farm Management Tour returned in grand form for 2021. Three outstanding farms hosted visitors wanting to learn about farm and crop management on July 8 and July 9.
The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University has organized an annual Indiana farm management tour every year since the early 1930s. 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 innovations 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.
The Master Farmer program is a long-standing tradition in Indiana and honors individuals who have contributed heavily to Indiana agriculture and demonstrated success in farming efficiency, stewardship of natural resources and community service. A reception with a panel discussion was held in conjunction with the tour to honor the 2021 Indiana Master Farmers. The Master Farmer Reception & Panel Discussion program was recorded and will be posted to view soon.
The 2021 Purdue Farm Management Tour was July 8-9 in Posey and Vanderburgh counties in southwest Indiana and the Master Farmer reception and panel discussion was held at the New Harmony Inn on Thursday afternoon (July 8). – Find out more details under the Agenda tab above.
For more information about the Tour see this Indiana Prairie Farmer article.
The 2020 Tour was cancelled in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, but view the details on the past 2019 Purdue Farm Management Tour here.