May 21, 2024

Daily seminars at Fort Wayne Farm Show

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Fort Wayne Farm Show, to be presented Jan. 16-18 by Tradexpos at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, 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 program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Appleseed Room B. Only 150 meals will be available for the luncheon, and they will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, January 16

• 10 a.m.: “Midwest Ag Market Outlook” by Jon Cavanaugh, WOWO market analyst; David Kohli, WOWO market analyst; Ryan Martin, farm origination specialist, Louis Dreyfus Co.; and Rob Winters, farm director, News/Talk 1190, WOWO.

• 11:30 a.m.: “How Farmers Can Take Advantage of Global Climate Action” by Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, sustainability director, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action.

• 2 p.m.: “Pesticide Applicator Program” by James Wolff, Allen County director and agriculture and natural resources educator, Purdue Extension; Christian Krupke, professor of entomology, Purdue University; and Ann Klein, Noble County director and agriculture and natural resources educator, Purdue Extension. PARP, CCH credits available.

Wednesday, January 17

• 9 a.m.: “Coffee and… The Demand for Regenerative Ag” by Noah Radde, grain origination specialist, ADM. Breakfast served.

• 11:30 a.m.: “Hot Topics in Land Use” luncheon program in Appleseed Room B by Brianna Schroeder, partner, Janzen Schroeder Ag Law. Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau and Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley County Farm Bureaus.

• 2 p.m.: “New Technology in Conservation” by Rhiannon Lake, conservation program specialist, Allen County SWCD, and Adam Shanks, Clinton County agriculture and natural resources educator, Purdue Extension.

• 5:30 p.m.: “Back By Popular Demand: Five Ways to Lose the Family Farm” by Dan Gordon, owner and attorney, Gordon Legal.

Thursday, January 18

• 10 a.m.: “Cultivating Resiliency: Financial Incentives for Environmental Stewardship with the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund” by Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Soil and Water Outcomes Fund. Breakfast served.

• 11 a.m.: “Insurance & Agritourism” by Mike Lampton, agent, Indiana Farm Bureau.

• 12:30 p.m.: “Office Hours: Meet Your Agency Staff” by Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, Farm Service Agency, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, local SWCDS, local watershed organizations, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Purdue Extension.