Farm-focused online courses available

Purdue Extension is offering a series of online presentations aimed at the farming community.

The Doughnut Series will be offered on alternating Wednesdays through March 25.

Farmers attending a meeting at any of the local sites will be able to chat with other participants and presenters statewide. Each meeting in the series will focus on a different issue in agricultural production or agribusiness.

Dates, topics and presenters are:

  • Feb. 11, “Using Nitrogen Wisely for the 2015 Corn Crop,” James Camberato, associate professor of agronomy.
  • Feb. 25, “U2U Decision Support Tools,” Melissa Widhalm, U2U project manager, and Hans Schmitz, Gibson County Extension educator.
  • March 11, “Agronomic Checklist for a Successful Corn Crop,” Bob Nielsen, professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist.
  • March 25, “Maintaining Grain Quality in Storage,” Linda Mason, professor of food industry pest management and insect behavior.

Admission to the meetings is free, but registration is required. To register to attend, call the Johnson County Purdue Extension office at 736-3724