Kokomo Grain partnering on 10 free seminars to be offered throughout region
KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College is again partnering with Kokomo Grain to present free seminars on relevant topics in agriculture, expanding in 2015 to 10 sessions and adding Tipton County to Howard, Miami and Cass counties where the sessions were held in 2014.
The weekly series begins Tuesday, Jan. 6, and will include three sessions at Ivy Tech Community College Logansport, three sessions at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, two sessions at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site, one at Bellar’s Place in Peru, and one at Ivy Tech’s Tipton Outreach site. The sessions will meet for from 6 to 8 p.m. for 10 Tuesdays through March 10. Light refreshments will be served.
In 2015, Kokomo Grain Co. Inc. is celebrating its 65th year in business and CEO and President Scot Ortman said the company is proud to sponsor the 2015 Kokomo Grain Ag Series to show its appreciation to its many customers in the local agricultural industry.
“The schedule this year includes some of our favorites but also new topics and sessions have been added to enrich the series,” Ortman said. “We encourage and invite people to participate in one or all of these sessions as our guest to thank customers for their patronage and to help us celebrate this special anniversary.”
For complete information on all 10 sessions, visit ivytech.edu/kokomo/professionalstudies.html. To register for session, contact Becky Burke of Ivy Tech Corporate College at 765-459-0561, ext. 233, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agriculture Seminar Series, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6 to March 10:
Jan. 6, Kokomo Event & Conference Center
Why organic? The Ins and Outs of Going Organic
Instructors: Steve Daily and Michelle Martin, Ivy Tech Community College
Jan. 13, Ivy Tech Logansport Campus
Feeding the Crop, Instead of the Soil
Instructor: Jim Hedrick, Managing Partner, Horizon Ag Consulting LLC
Jan. 20, Ivy Tech Peru Instructional Site
Preserving the Farm for Your Family: Avoiding Tax Collectors, Nursing Homes, and Other Troubles
Instructors: Ted Waggoner of Peterson and Waggoner law firm, and Polly J. Dobbs of Starr Austen & Miller LLP
Jan. 27, Kokomo Event & Conference Center
Risk Management with Crop Insurance
Instructor: Michael Silver, Senior Grain Merchandiser for Kokomo Grain Co. Inc.
Feb. 3, Ivy Tech Logansport Campus
Safety around the Farm: It’s not just for You
Instructor: Butch Hendrix, Safety Director, Kokomo Grain
Feb. 10, Ivy Tech Peru Instructional Site
Trends in Farmland Values and Lease Terms in 2015
Instructor: F. Howard Halderman, President, Halderman Farm Management Service and Halderman Real Estate Services
Feb. 17, Kokomo Event & Conference Center
Getting Started in Farming
Instructor: Cary Mawbey, Senior Ag Loan Officer, First Farmers Bank & trust
Feb. 24, Ivy Tech Tipton Outreach Site
2014 Farm Bill
Instructor: Lisa Hollars, Tipton County Farm Service Agency, and Kerry Smith, District Conservationist, Tipton County
March 3, Bellar’s Place, Peru
Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics, Aquaculture, and So Much More
Instructor: Thomas Daugherty, Crop Production Faculty, Ivy Tech
March 10, Ivy Tech Logansport Campus
Rotational Grazing/Pasture Management
Instructor: Dave Forgey, pasture management expert