Purdue University agriculture tour visits Indiana farms

Purdue University conducts agricultural economics tours.
Purdue University conducts agricultural economics tours.
Purdue University's Department of Agricultural Economics is set to conduct its Farm Management Tour, an event that is in its 79th year.

This year's Purdue Extension tour will consist of visits to five farming operations in the southwest of Indiana for two days in late June. Touring through Daviess, Knox and Sullivan counties, the guided event is open to the public and also features the Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Banquet and a report on agricultural forecasts by Chris Hurt, an Extension agricultural economist.

The stops along the tour highlight the issues involved in decision-making on a farm, courtesy of some of Indiana's best farmers, stated Alan Miller, Purdue Extension farm business management specialist and tour coordinator.

"We hope that the audience will come away from the tour with a better understanding of the keys to their success," Miller remarked. "We also hope they will pick up an idea or two to try in their own farm businesses."

Providing growers with agricultural implements since 1837, John Deere offers new products such as combines, balers and tractors, in addition to forestry equipment and golf course equipment. Deere also supplies businesses with used construction equipment and used heavy equipment