DeKalb County covers 363 square miles of land in Northeastern Indiana. Of that 363 square miles, 251 square miles were reported as being farmland (crop and pasture land) in 2007 (160,665 acres).
The top four crops in DeKalb County are corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. Following the 2012 drought, DeKalb County harvested 48,000 acres of corn (average 95 bushels per acre); 65,800 acres of soybeans (average 43.5 bushels per acre); 10,300 acres of wheat (average 67.9 bushels per acre); and 6,300 acres of hay (average 3.1 tons per acre). The average rental rate for an acre of non-irrigated land in DeKalb County was $125.
Upcoming PARP Sessions in Northeast Indiana
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Northeast Purdue Ag Center Diagnostic Training Day
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Anderson Field Day
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Northeast Purdue Ag Center Fall Field Day
If you are not able to attend a program in person, you still have an opportunity to do a program
online and get one credit. You are only allowed to do the online program once in 5 years.
Call 1-888-398-4636 to register for the pesticide online program. A credit card account, a
private applicator number, and an email address will be requested. An email with instructions
will be sent after registration is complete.
For more information about these programs, please contact Elysia Rodgers at
(260) 925-2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about anything regarding the Purdue University Private Applicator Recertification Program you can either contact Elysia Rodgers by calling (260) 925-2562 or e-mail at email@example.com. You can also visit the Purdue University Private Applicator Website for your records, programs approved for PARP credits, and a lot of other information.
Many Purdue University Extension publications are available for agronomy. The publication topics include: Alternative Crops, Crops in general, Conservation Tillage, Corn and Sorghum, National Corn Handbook, Farm Safety and Health, Forages, Lawn and Turfgrass, Septic Systems, Small Grains, Soils, Soybeans and Legumes, Water Quality, Weather, and Weeds.
Purdue University and other resources offer a lot of great information about leases, cash rent, ag statistics, and soil surveys.
For information about the 2012 Indiana Drought situation, please visit the special IN Drought Webpage.