Ivy Tech Kokomo Region sets seminar series on relevant topics in agriculture

Kokomo Grain partnering on six free seminars to be offered in region

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College is again partnering with Kokomo Grain to present six free seminars on relevant topics in agriculture. Sessions will be held in February and March in Peru, Kokomo, and Logansport.

The weekly series begins Feb. 1 and each session will include light refreshments. Seminars will focus on several agricultural finance topics as well as farm safety and the use of drones in farming.

For more information or to register for any or all of the free sessions, contact Ivy Tech’s Susan Turrill at 765-252-5497 or sturrill@ivytech.edu.

The schedule of sessions includes: 

Preserving the Farm for Your Family: Avoiding Tax Collectors, Nursing Homes, and Other Troubles

Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Peru Ivy Tech Campus, auditorium, 425 W. Main St., Peru

Instructors: Ted Waggoner, Peterson and Waggoner Law Firm, and Matt Folz, Dobbs Legal Group

Trends in Farmland Values and Lease Terms in 2016

Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Peru Ivy Tech Campus, auditorium, 425 W. Main St., Peru

Instructor: F. Howard Halderman, president of Halderman Farm Management Service and Halderman Real Estate Services

Safety around the Farm; It’s not just for you

Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Logansport Ivy Tech Campus, Room 215, I Ivy Tech Way, Logansport

Instructor: Butch Hendrix, safety director for Kokomo Grain Company

Risk Management with Crop Insurance

Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kokomo Event & Conference Center, Room 814, 1500 N. Reed Road, Kokomo

Instructor: Michael Silver, senior grain merchandiser for Kokomo Grain Company

Ag Finance for Beginners

Feb. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kokomo Event & Conference Center, Room 814, 1500 N. Reed Road, Kokomo

Instructor: Cary Mawbey, senior ag loan officer, First Farmers Bank, and Michaele Wiegert, loan officer, Farm Service Agency Marion

Drones and Farming

March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kokomo Event & Conference Center, Exhibition Hall, 1500 N. Reed Road, Kokomo

Instructor: Jim Love, light robotics manager, Beck’s Hybrids and Beck’s Hybrids FARMserver Team

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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