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The Indiana Master Farmer awards program will be held in conjunction with the tour.

Tom J Bechman 1, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

June 6, 2022

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exterior of Beck's building in Atlanta, Indiana
MASTER FARMER EVENT: The 2022 Master Farmer awards program will be held at 3:30 p.m. EDT on July 19 at Beck’s near Atlanta, Ind., as part of the Purdue Farm Management Tour. Tom J. Bechman

Want to get away for a few days without driving lots of miles? Consider attending the 2022 Purdue Farm Management Tour. Make it a “busman’s holiday,” because you can learn about other well-managed farm operations.

This year’s tour is July 19-20 in north-central Indiana. All the farms are in Tipton and Clinton counties.

The tour will begin at Henderson Farms/Henderson Ag Advantage, operated by Austin and Monty Henderson. The farm is at 4467 N. 200 W., Sharpsville. Jim Mintert, director of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture and tour coordinator, says this tour stop will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT and conclude around 2:30 p.m. The tour will reconvene at 3:30 p.m. at Beck’s, Atlanta, for the Master Farmer awards program.

Two stops are planned for July 20, starting with Orr Farms, Frankfort, at 8:30 a.m. The tour will be held at their grain center, just east of Indiana 28 and U.S. 421. The final stop will be at 1:30 p.m. at Stafford Farms, Tipton, one-half mile south of Indiana 28 on 975 W.

It’s a driving tour. Contact your local Extension office for details, or visit the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture website.

Master Farmer program

The 2022 Indiana Master Farmers will be officially recognized in a program at 3:30 p.m. at Beck’s. The program is co-sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue College of Agriculture.

Mintert will moderate a panel discussion with the awardees following the official ceremonies. This is a great opportunity to learn what makes these farmers and leaders tick, and what they believe lies ahead for agriculture.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested so organizers can plan refreshments. Email Tracy Buck with Purdue Ag Economics at [email protected].

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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