Purdue Ag Center field days provide learning opportunities for farmers

July 22, 2010

Four Purdue University agricultural centers will host field days for producers and others to visit the facilities and learn from campus-based staff.

"The field days will provide broad information to those who attend," said Jerry Fankhauser, the centers’ director. "Researchers from Purdue University will be available to share information about their work and to inform producers about specific topics that are causing problems in area fields at that time."

The dates, locations and contact information for the field days are:

* Aug. 17 - Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center, 6230 N State Road 1, Farmland, Ind. Contact: Jeff Boyer, 765-468-7022,

* Aug. 19 - Northeast-Purdue Agricultural Center, 4821 E 400 S, Columbia City, Ind. Contact: Phil Walker, 260-244-7290,

* Aug. 25 - Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S County Line Road, Wanatah, Ind. Contact: Jon Leuck 219-733-2379,

* Aug. 26 - Southeast-Purdue Agricultural Center, 4425 E CR 350 N, Butlerville, Ind. Contact: Don Biehle, 812-458-6977,

The field days are free and open to the public. Some Purdue experts will be available to answer producer questions after their presentations.

For more information, visit the Purdue agricultural centers website at