WESTFALL: Purdue Top Farmer Conference coming in January | Agriculture


Registration is open for the annual Purdue University Top Farmer Conference, which can be carried out just about from 10 a.m. to three p.m. ET Jan. 7, 2022.

Using the Zoom on-line assembly platform, contributors can have the chance to listen to from the nation’s high specialists on manufacturing agriculture and have interaction in query and reply periods with the audio system throughout this interactive, reside on-line program.

The convention’s keynote speaker, Dr. Frank Mithloehner, professor of animal science and air high quality Extension specialist on the University of California-Davis, will current “Animal Ag’s Path to Climate Neutrality.”

Dr. Mitloehner is a sustainability knowledgeable who has spent practically twenty years finding out the connection between the livestock trade and air high quality. His analysis sheds new gentle on the impression of livestock emissions on local weather and divulges, as soon as livestock emissions and mitigation course of are higher understood, how the world can transfer nearer to turning what will be considered as a legal responsibility into an asset.

Other convention subjects will embrace “Opportunities & Challenges of Storing Carbon in Agricultural Soils,” with Purdue Ag Economists Nathanael Thompson, and Carson Reeling who will be part of Purdue agronomist Shalamar Armstrong to debate rising alternatives for farmers to obtain funds for storing carbon on their farms.

Also on the invoice, Purdue ag economist Todd Kuethe and farm actual property specialists RD Schrader and Howard Halderman will talk about the brand new record-high farmland costs throughout the Midwest.

Lastly, Purdue agronomists Dan Quinn and Shaun Casteel will be part of Purdue weed scientist Bill Johnson and Purdue ag economist Michael Langemeier to look at the impression of the dramatic rise in crop enter costs in addition to potential enter provide shortfalls on corn and soybean manufacturing in 2022. During the session they may define administration choices to think about.

Registration for this four-hour occasion is $50 and contains entry to the reside convention, video recordings and presentation slide decks. Upon registration, you’ll obtain the Zoom assembly hyperlink and particulars on methods to be part of the convention at its scheduled time.

All registered contributors will obtain entry to the presentation recordings and slides following the convention. Only registered contributors can have entry to the recordings and slides.

The Purdue Top Farmer Conference is offered by the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture and sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

Andrew Westfall is director of Purdue Extension White County (Ind.).