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Purdue Farm Management Tour Comes to Randolph County

Purdue Farm Management Tour Comes to Randolph County

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 91st annual Purdue University Farm Management Tour will take place July 17 at two farms in Randolph County, Indiana. Participants will learn about innovative farm management strategies from local farming families, new technologies to improve efficiency and productivity, and ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. A Master Farmer reception and panel discussion will follow the tour to honor the 2024 Master Farmers.

Sponsored by the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA), Purdue Extension, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Credit Mid-America, the tour includes stops at Clements-Miller Farm in Lynn, Indiana, and Union Go Dairy at Willow’s Edge in Winchester, Indiana. Farms are chosen based on successful farm management practices with an eye toward the future. Purdue College of Agriculture and Indiana Prairie Farmer sponsor the Indiana Master Farmer program.

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Farmers at Clements-Miller Farm look forward to sharing strategies. (Photo provided by Sarah Zahn) Download Image

“The tour not only emphasizes the importance of effective farm management, but also celebrates the dedication and success of our farming community,” said James Mintert, CCA director and professor of agricultural economics. “By hearing about good farm management strategies from successful farming families, participants take home effective ideas they can implement on their own farms.”

At both stops, operators will provide an overview of their farms. Host farmers will also share successful farm management tips, discuss how the management of their operations is changing in response to the agricultural economy and changing family circumstances, and share reasons behind their recent innovations in production practices and adoption of new technology.

The tour and reception are free and open to the public, but registration is required by July 10. Register by visiting purdue.ag/farmtour or by calling 765-494-7004. The full agenda can be found on the CCA website.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research institution that demonstrates excellence on a grand scale. Purdue is ranked among the top 10 public universities and has two top four colleges in the nation. Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge at a quality and scale that is unmatched. More than 105,000 students attend Purdue in a variety of formats and locations, including nearly 50,000 in-person at the West Lafayette campus. Purdue’s main campus is committed to affordability and accessibility, having frozen tuition for 13 consecutive years. See how Purdue never stops in its relentless pursuit of the next big leap, including its first comprehensive urban campus in Indianapolis, the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Purdue Computes, and the One Health initiative, at https://www.purdue.edu/president/strategic-initiatives

Writer/Media Contact: Ashvini Malshe, 765-496-7480, [email protected]

Source: James Mintert, 765-494-4310, [email protected]

Agricultural communication: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head, [email protected]

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