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Purdue Farm Management Tour & Indiana Master Farmer Reception

The Purdue University Farm Management Tour returned in 2022 with three outstanding farms hosting visitors wanting to learn about farm and crop management on July 19 and July 20. Participants toured three of Indiana’s most innovative farms located in Tipton and Clinton counties and celebrate the 2022 Indiana Master Farmers.

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Commodity Classic 2022

The Purdue/CME Commodity Classic Learning Center Session from March 11, 2022, entitled Farm Management Strategies to Navigate a Volatile Market.

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Top Farmer Conference 2023

January 6, 2023

A management programs geared specifically for farmers. Surrounded by farm management, farm policy, agricultural finance and marketing experts, and a group of your peers, the conference will stimulate your thinking about agriculture’s future and how you can position your farm to be successful in the years ahead.

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Precision Agriculture and Technology

Precision agriculture utilizes biotechnology and nutritional technology; monitoring, measuring, and information technology; and process control technology to increase resource efficiency, reduce input cost, and/or improve product value.  This series of articles will discuss precision agricultural technologies, potential payoffs of using these technologies, and the capabilities and skills that will be needed to manage these technologies.

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What Will Be the Capabilities and Skills Needed to Manage the Farm of the Future?

A recent article discussed a number of automation and precision agriculture technologies that will be increasingly used in production agriculture. The adoption and use of these technologies will require additional expertise and skills of managers and the workforce on the farm in the future. This article explores the capabilities and skills that may be needed…

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Automation and Robotics in Production Agriculture

This article discussed trends in automation and robotics in the general economy, and provided examples
of using these technologies in production agriculture. Possible benefits of the adoption of automation and robotics will include reductions in costs, improvements in productivity, increases in the production of value-added products, reduced downtime and improved capacity utilization, and reductions in operating risk.

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Potential Payoffs of Precision Farming

This article discussed the possible payoffs for the agricultural producer, for the value chain, and for the
environment associated with the further adoption of precision agriculture. As we develop technologies
and tools to expand the toolkit for precision farming and digitization systems and platforms to enhance
farmer’s profit margins as well as create value for the value chain and society as a whole, the farming
sector will be increasingly transformed from “growing stuff” to biological manufacturing.

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Adoption of Precision Agriculture Technologies

This article discussed the adoption of precision agriculture technologies. Adoption rates have been very high during the last ten years, and given the increased venture capital devoted to developing these technologies is likely to continue at an accelerated pace.

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The Value of Farm Data

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue agricultural economist Nate Delay to discuss the value of your farm data in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. They discuss the types of farm data, the trust in sharing your data, and what price you’d put on that data.

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The Role of Information in Today’s Uncertain Business Climate

The increasing role that knowledge and information play in obtaining control of resources, increasing profits, and reducing risk in farming is occurring for two fundamental reasons. The first reason is the dramatic growth in knowledge and information of the chemical, biological, and physical processes involved in agricultural production.

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