2019 Farm Show Schedule


Free Breakfast December 17 ,2019, 8:30am

The 2019 growing season has been a difficult year for farmers economically, agronomically, and emotionally. With the conclusion of harvest, thoughts turn to the 2020 season. A free breakfast will kick off the Expo on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 8:30am. This will be a chance for farmers and exhibitors to share stories and experiences from 2019. Sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Ag Direct, Indiana Lt. Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Suzanne Crouch will present a message of support and encouragement for the  year ahead.


A series of free seminars sponsored by IntelliFarms will give show attendees the chance to renew management, marketing, and production skills. 

Plan for Profit in 2020, December 18, 10:00am: Practical recommendations from Dr. Jim Mintert of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.  A practical approach to creating a budget and farm plan for 2020 that will put black ink on your bottom line.

Market Outlook, December 18, 12:00am: Well-known Purdue Ag Economist, Dr. Jim Mintert will outline trends in the economy, the farm economy, and farm production for 2020.  Price forecasts and marketing strategies make Dr. Hurt’s program a very popular event.

Weather Outlook, December 18, 11:00pm: Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin will recap an extreme year of weather in 2019 and forecast what 2020 will hold.  Martin will outline long range, weather trends and give an outlook on planting windows for 2020.

New Marketing Strategy, December 18, 1:00pm: Lannie Cohen, with Capital Commodities, will present a program on market strategies to increase profits in 2020.

An Addition to Reduce Loss: A 2019 Indiana Case Study on Drainage, December 17 and 18, 2:00pm: The rains of 2019 showed which fields have drainage issues. Learn the best way to handle drainage in your fields with Ryan Zook, Soil Max Inc.


New Tech Tools with Chad Colby, December 17, 10:00am: Farmer and popular television personality Chad Colby will discuss and demonstrate some of the newest technology available to farmers for 2020. His entertaining and high energy presentation will make this technology understandable and enjoyable. He will have plenty of things on hand to try.

Growing Hemp in Indiana, December 17, 1:00pm: New state and federal regulations have been implemented that control the growing of hemp in Indiana.  This timely seminar will cover the new regulations as well as agronomic advice  Participants will include Dr. Robert Waltz – State Seed Commissioner, Mark Boyer – Hemp farmer, Justin Swanson- Midwest Hemp Council, and Purdue Agronomy Hemp specialists.