Ag specialist to speak during farmer’s breakfast


Farmers and others from the agricultural community will have a chance to hear about the economic outlook for the farm sector and estate-planning issues during the annual Farmer’s Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will serve the economic forecast for those working down on the farm along with a full meal during the event at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.

Ag economist Christopher Hurt of Purdue University will offer his insights into the economic landscape for farmers, and attorney Denise Connell of Montgomery, Elsner and Pardieck of Seymour will provide information about estate planning.

Hurt joined the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. His areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies and livestock futures market performance.

In extension service education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs.

Recently, Hurt has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size Midwestern farms.

He has received the USDA Superior Service Group Award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award and two Indiana Extension Service Awards.

Reservations for the free program may be made by calling the foundation at 812-523-4483 or emailing development@cfjackson

Forty-seven area businesses and service providers involved with the farming community are helping sponsor the event.

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What: Farmer’s Breakfast, presented by Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

When: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24

Where: Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet St., Brownstown

Register: Call the foundation office at 812-523-4483 or send an email to [email protected]


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