26th annual farm show kicks off at Coliseum

Fort Wayne Farm Show 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Farm Show is back at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. It started Tuesday and runs through Thursday.

Organizers say it’s one of the nation’s most respected farm shows and draws in thousands of people from across the country. The 2015 farm show is the 26th year for the event. It’s free for anyone who wants to attend

Click here for more information on the Farm Show, including the exhibitors that will be there.

Daily hours:

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule of speakers from Purdue Extension:

January 13

  • “Transportation Regulations for Ag.” Fred Whitford, coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs. Also presenting: Mike Templeton of Michael T. Surface Transportation Consulting.
  • “Records Keeping.” Steve Engleking, LaGrange County Extension educator.

For both sessions, Private Applicator Recertification Program credit is available for private applicator license holders, as are continuing certification hours for commercial pesticide licensees and continuing education units for certified crop advisers.

January 14

  • “Grain and Livestock Market Outlook.” Chris Hurt, agricultural economics specialist.
  • “Opportunities with Local Foods.” Jodee Ellett, local foods coordinator. Also presenting: David King, Indiana Grown program manager, Indiana State Department of Agriculture.
  • “Craft Alcohol Industry in Indiana.” Bill Horan, Extension agriculture and natural resources educator and economic and community development educator in Wells County, will moderate a panel discussion with Natasha Cerruti, Purdue research assistant; Jeremy Lutter of Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard; and Tiffany Pryor of Mad Anthony Brewing Co.

JAN. 15:

  • “Farm Bill Producer Workshop” luncheon program. James Mintert, director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture.


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