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Make Plans Now for the 1996 Ag forum

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Written Friday, November 17, 1995  

Farmers who want to be up on the latest in Indiana agriculture should plan to be at the 1996 Ag Forum January 22-26 at Purdue.

A unique session January 22 offers "Private Applicator Compliance Assistance Training," according to Dave Scott, pesticide administrator in the Office of the Indiana State Chemist.

On January 23 and 24, site-specific farming will be the focus. "There will be an assessment of the current state-of-the-art practices being used, plus a look ahead to the overall potential that site- specific farming may offer," said Sam Parsons, agricultural engineer.

Producers can choose from marketing or pork production sessions on January 25. The marketing session will feature panelists discussing weather, crop production and pricing among many other aspects that affect markets. The pork producers' session will address challenges of implementing 21st-century systems of production, according to Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt.

The January 26 agenda includes Science Forecast, Ag Alumni Fish Fry, and the Indiana Livestock Breeders' Assn. Annual Banquet. Science Forecast will explore the World Wide Web; hog businesses; crop alternatives; and genetic research. More information will be available in Indiana county Extension offices by mid-December.

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