The Fort Wayne Farm Show, to be presented Jan. 18-20 by Tradexpos at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will feature daily educational seminars provided by Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Purdue Extension. All events will take place in Appleseed Room A, except for the luncheon programs at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Appleseed Room B. Only 150 meals will be available for the lunches, and they will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, January 18
• 10 a.m.: “Grain Market Outlook” by Jon Cavanaugh, market analyst; David Kohli, adjunct professor, Ivy Tech; Ryan Martin, farm origination specialist, Louis Dreyfus Co.; and Rob Winters, farm director, News/Talk 1190, WOWO.
• 11:30 a.m.: “Cashing in on Carbon” luncheon program in Appleseed Room B by Ryan Martin, chief meteorologist, Hoosier Ag Today. Sponsored by Louis Dreyfus.
• 2 p.m.: “Pressures Challenging Crop Production” — PARP, CCH, CEU credits available — by John Obermeyer, entomology specialist, Purdue University; and Darcy Telenko, botany and plant pathology professor, Purdue.
Wednesday, January 19
• 10 a.m.: “State of Lake Erie” by Chris Winslow, director, Ohio Sea Grant Program, Ohio State University.
• 11:30 a.m.: “Farm Bill or Climate Bill — Which Will It Be?” luncheon program in Appleseed Room B by Bob White, director of national government relations, Indiana Farm Bureau Inc. Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau and Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley County Farm Bureaus.
• 2 p.m.: “Economics of Green Energy” — Q&A panel discussion.
• 3:30 p.m.: “Impacts of Climate Change to Agriculture” by Beth Hall, Indiana state climatologist, Purdue.
• 5 p.m.: “Resources for Urban and Small Farmers” by Joelle Neff, watershed project manager, Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District; and Elli Blaine, urban soil health program director, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
• 6 p.m.: “Understanding Urban Soils” by James Wolff, agriculture and natural resources educator, Purdue Extension, Allen County.
Thursday, January 20
• 10 a.m.: “Grain Market Outlook” by Jim Mintert, director, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue.
• 12:30 p.m.: “Commodity Marketing Workshop — To Sell or Not to Sell, That’s the Question” by Ed Farris, director, Purdue Extension, Huntington County; and Ryan Martin, farm origination specialist, Louis Dreyfus.