Farm Show Announces Final Seminar Schedule

Gary Truitt

Farm Show Announces Final Seminar Schedule

11 Nov 2018 Comments Closed 114 Views

The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, December 11-13 at the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, has announced their final schedule of seminar speakers and live demonstrations. “The show has always had a great seminar but this year we have pulled out all the stops,” said show President Gary Truitt. “We are going to have something going on every minute of every day of the show,” said Truitt.

Topics range from public policy to new technology, agronomy, the markets, financial planning, and cover crops. Nationally known speakers, as well as well respected experts, will present programs with practical information that farmers can take home and put to work on their farms. The seminar stage is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

In addition to the seminars, there will be daily live demonstrations of new technology and innovation including hands-on demonstrations on the use of drones in agricultural applications along with a unique rain simulator that will show the benefits of using cover crops to improve soil fertility and moisture. The Demonstration Zone is sponsored by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Over 160 exhibitors will have products on display in the more than 3-acre building. Show hours are 9am-4pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9am-3pm on Thursday.  Admission to the show is free and all seminar programs and demonstrations are also free.

Seminars

 
Tuesday
Speaker Time Topic
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch 9:00 AM Official Show Opening and welcome remarks
ISDA Director Bruce Kettler & Indiana FFA State Officers 9:15 AM Donation to Indiana FFA Foundation
Former Secretary of Agriculture John Block 10:00 AM Technology and Trade, an update from Washington on the Farm Bill and trade disputes
Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Dept. 10:30 AM 2019 IN Farm Bureau Farm Policy outlook
Brent Ditmars, Regional Vice President Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America 11:00 AM Lending in Today’s Ag Environment
Ken and Rodney Rulon 11:30 AM Making Your Soil Organic Matter Pay
Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin 12:30 PM 2019 Weather outlook
Lannie Cohen/ Capitol Commodities 2:00 AM How to make hedging work in 2019
Wednesday
Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Corn specialist 9:00 AM Chat and Chew in the Rural King Coffee Shop, free coffee and donuts
CCA Betsy Bower and Vermillion County farmer Carter Morgan 10:00 AM The Practical Side of Cover Crops
Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin 11:00 AM 2019 Weather outlook
Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue Ag Economist 11:30 AM 2019 Market and Economic Outlook
Gary Coleman, Regional Vice President Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America 1:00 AM Lending in Today’s Ag Environment
Tanner Coulter/ CA Insurance 2:00 AM Estate Planning for the Indiana farm family
Travis Burnett, CCA 2:30 AM Beck's Pratical Farm Research update
Thursday
Dr. Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension Soybean Specialist 9:00 AM Chat and Chew in the Rural King Coffee Shop, free coffee and donuts
Kyle Tom, Tom Farms 10:00 AM Using soil sensors and big data technology on the farm
Brian Bush, field agronomist Pioneer 10:30 AM Agronomy research update
Ben Wicker, Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance 11:00 AM Plan, Apply, Protect: Making the Most of Your Fertilizer and Manure Investments
Mark Anson, cover crop Farmer 11:30 AM Making Life on the Farm Easier on 20,000 Acres
Caroline Currie, Climate Corporation 12:00 PM The FieldView System
Certified Applicator Training by Purdue Extension 1:00 AM $10 registration fee required

Demonstration Zone Schedule

 
Tuesday
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Thursday
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications

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