VU Strategic Ag Workshop: Critical Topics for the Future

Vincennes University will be hosting an Ag Workshop on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Ft. Sackville Rooms at the Beckes Student Union (1101 N 2nd St, Vincennes, IN 47591).

Draft Agenda:

8:30-9:00        Registration
9:00-9:05        Welcome and agenda overview
9:05-10:00      Speaker – Soil Health and Nutrient Loading by Dr. Shalamar Armstrong,
Purdue Agronomy Department
10:00-10:15     Break/Networking time
10:15–11:15     Farmer Panel – Navigating through Tough Times
Mike Bell – Sullivan, IN
Kelly Cheesewright – Dana, IN
Jeff Smiley – Greensburg, IN
Mike Starkey – Brownsburg, IN
Moderated by Tom Bechman – Prairie Farmer
11:15-11:30     Break/Networking
11:30–12:30     Speaker – Farm Credit – Brent Ditmars, Regional Vice President of Farm Credit
– Tips and Suggestions from a Creditor’s Perspective
12:30–1:15     Lunch included in Workshop fee/Networking
1:15-2:15       Speaker – Changes in the Ag Industry by Todd Gleason – WILL Radio
2:15-2:30       Break/Networking
2:30-3:30       Speaker – Marketing Outlook by Todd Horwitz, Bubba Trading

The cost to attend is $20. For more information and registration: visit

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