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Ag Conference to Explore GMOs, Economic Outlook
Indiana Ag Connection - 10/13/2017

Farmers, agribusiness operators, and financial professionals can learn about current subjects impacting local farm operations at a conference presented by Purdue Extension and Dubois Strong.

The Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit will be held Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Center for Technology, Innovation & Manufacturing Building Theatre, Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 961 College Avenue, Jasper, IN. The event is free and open to the public, although registration is required.

Session topics will include anticipated weather challenges, national issues facing farmers and agribusinesses, and local farm production issues, as well as federal programs available for conservation and soil health.

Peter Goldbrough, Purdue Botany Department, will explore uses and short-comings of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt will present a long-range outlook on the futures of the agricultural and livestock sectors during the lunch session. Other speakers will be from Purdue Extension, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Steckler Grassfed Dairy.

The summit is sponsored by German American Banking | Insurance | Investments, Superior Ag Resources Co-op, Dubois REC, and Hopf Equipment.

To register for the summit or for more information, contact Dubois Strong at 812-482-9650 or Registration is open until Nov. 6.

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