Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

June 25, 2023

2023 Purdue Farm Management Tour Prelude: Rowland Farms

Greg and Jacob Rowland discuss their family’s farm operation near Campbellsburg, Indiana with Purdue’s James Mintert. Rowland Farms has been in operation since the late 1930’s and will be featured as part of the Purdue Farm Management Tour on July 11, 2023 in Washington county, Indiana. Greg and Jenny Rowland took over the operation in 1989 and for well over a decade have focused on improving soil health via their use of cover crops to boost their farm’s long-term productivity. Looking for expansion opportunities to make it possible to join the family’s farm operation full-time, the Rowland’s son, Jacob, recently put into operation a new commercial scale cage-free layer house. The highly automated poultry operation features a manure storage system that helps Rowlands obtain maximum value from the poultry litter they apply to their cropland. Hear how the Rowland’s cover crop technology has evolved and how adding a new enterprise to the farm operation facilitated bringing the next generation back to the farm.

Meet Greg, Jacob and Jenny Rowland in person and tour their farm operation! Join us for the 90th annual Purdue Farm Management Tour on July 11, 2023 at the Rowland Farm near Campbellsburg, Indiana. More details and registration information are at https://purdue.ag/farmtour.

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