FARMLAND, Ind. — Purdue University agricultural research
will be showcased during the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center Field Day.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 28 at
the center five miles north of Farmland on state Route 1 in Randolph County.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
“We have a great program planned this year, highlighting
Purdue agricultural research and issues affecting corn and soybean producers,”
said Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension educator. “It’s an opportunity for
people to get out in the research plots and hear from Purdue Extension
specialists and educators.”
Speakers and topics include:
* Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture: “Purdue Agriculture
* Bill Johnson, weed specialist: “Palmer Amaranth Identification and
* O’Donnell and Jeff Boyer, Davis Purdue superintendent: “Cereal Rye Cover
Crop Research Plot.”
* Fred Whitford, coordinator of the Purdue pesticide programs: “Your Farm
Runs on Tires and Minibulk Regulations.”
* Bob Nielsen, corn specialist, and Shaun Casteel, soybean specialist: “Hot
There also will be tours of corn and soybean herbicide
demonstration plots. A sponsored lunch will be provided.
St. Vincent Randolph Hospital will offer free health
screenings, including blood pressure testing, tetanus shots and skin cancer
“Farmers are busy and oftentimes feel as though they don’t
have time to see a doctor. That’s why we have partnered with St. Vincent over
the years,” O’Donnell said. “This will be the 10th year for the health
screenings, and we feel it’s made an impact.”
Field day attendees are eligible for commercial pesticide
applicator continuing credit hours, crop adviser continuing education units and
private applicator credits. Private applicator credits cost $10.
For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Randolph
County at 765-584-2271. Reservations are requested by Aug. 22.