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Extension service will address drought impact
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Monday, July 16, 2012 11:24 PM

-Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) is located at 4425 E County Road 350 N, Butlerville. The Purdue Extension Service will hold the Southeast Purdue Ag. Center Field Day from 4 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, 4425 E County Road 350 N, Butlerville.

Topics that will be presented will reflect the ongoing drought that has hard hit Indiana. The presentations will be conducted by Purdue Extension Specialists that are foremost in their field of study. Topics will include: How to Evaluate Current Crops by Field Crop specialists Bob Nielsen and Shaun Casteel, Cover Crops by Eileen Kladivko & Mike Ferree, Beef Management With a Short Forage Supply by Beef specialist Ron Lemenager, and the Ag Economy: What Now? By specialist Chris Hurt. SEPAC Farm Manager Don Biehle and CPT Steve Spencer will be presenting an overview of SEPAC during the dinner segment of the field day.

The Field Day is free and open to the public. Those wishing to receive PARP credit must bring $10 and their private applicator number to the program. Reservations are appreciated. 

For more information on the field day or to make a reservation, contact the Dearborn County Purdue Extension Office, 1-812-926-1189.