Attend the farm management tour and you may also have the chance to meet the new class of Indiana Master Farmers. For the second time, the evening program for the tour and the Master Farmer awards banquet will be combined.
The Banquet begins with an informal reception at 5 p.m. EDT and the actual banquet at 6 p.m. Those attending the second stop on the farm management tour will still have time to make the banquet, assuming they have a ticket. Each ticket is $25. To see if any tickets are still available, email email@example.com or call the Purdue University Ag Alumni office at 765-494- 8593.
The banquet will be held at Christos Banquet Facility in Plymouth. Refer to the June issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer for more details.
The Master Farmer program is sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue University College of Agriculture. This year six farmers will be named as Master Farmers. They include Kerry Ames, Fillmore; Kim Ames, Fillmore, and Kent Ames, Coatesville. Also receiving the award are Ed Carmichael, Sullivan; Gene Schmidt, Hanna; and William 'Bill' Schroder, Reynolds. This marks the first time three brothers have received the award at the same time.
A highlight of the evening is introduction of their families by the Master Farmers. Short summaries of their operation will allow the audience to visit their farms via slides and the voice of Max Armstrong, popular farm broadcaster and a former honorary master farmer.
The newest highlight is a panel of the Master Farmers to close the evening. Indiana Farm Management our guests should be especially interested in the panel. Veteran Purdue Extension ag economist Chris Hurt will probe for secrets to success from each of the new Master Farmers. He is the facilitator for that portion of the program this year. The program will conclude after the panel session.