After experiencing a temperature swing from -15 to 60°F in the last week and a half, it’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. But with spring on the way (just 40 days away!), so is the 2019 growing season. Before field operations get underway, we invite you to attend the annual Montgomery County Ag Outlook program to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
This event, sponsored by Hoosier Heartland State Bank, is your opportunity to review last year’s volatile commodity market activity and hear predictions for 2019 with Michael Langemeier, Ag Economist from Purdue University. Dr. Langemeier will discuss the impacts of input costs on the upcoming growing season and explore issues in international trade that could affect grain prices through the end of 2019. He will be available to answer any questions you might have during the last 30 minutes or so of the program.
The event will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Doors open at 8AM and light refreshments will be served. The first 10 attendees to sign in that morning will receive a free copy of the 2019 Purdue Extension Corn & Soybean Field Guide.
We encourage you to pre-register for this event by contacting Ashley Adair at the Montgomery County Extension Office at 765-364-6363 or holmes9@purdue.edu. Please register by the end of the day on Monday, February 11th! We look forward to seeing you there.
Ashley Adair is the Extension Educator for Agriculture & Natural Resources at Purdue Extension – Montgomery County. She can be reached at (765)-364-6363 or holmes9@purdue.edu.