2012 has been a very unusual year, weather-wise, and Rush County farmers are finding this out as they go through harvest. Although the crops are doing better than perhaps we expected, they are a far cry from what we have become acquainted with. Marketing could be critical! Then there is the question of cash rent for 2013, the economy in general, the political climate, farm programs for 2013, and many other questions. Answers and information concerning these questions could be available to you on Nov. 1.
The Rush County Extension Office will be conducting its annual Outlook Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds. There will be a complimentary dinner meeting beginning at 6:30
p.m., according the Will Schakel, Rush County Ag. program assistant. Dr. Chris Hurt of the Ag. Economics Department of Purdue University will present the program and Susan Houston of the local Farm Services Agency office will give an update on the current farm program and what to expect down the road.
Because they recognize the importance of agriculture to Rush County, most of the financial institutions from the county are sponsoring a meal catered by J & D. These supporting financial institutions are as follows: Citizens State Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Farm Credit Services, Edward Jones Company, Midwest Ag. Finance, and MainSource Bank.
This important meeting is open to everyone. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling the Rush County Extension Office at 765-932-5974 by Monday, Oct. 29.