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Mark Kepler, Ag/NR is our Fulton County Educator. 

If you have questions for Mark please call or e-mail our office:  574-223-3397  mkepler@purdue.edu

Mark is active with the Fulton County Pork Producers, and is a member of the Purdue Beef  Team.  He participates actively in the Beef Cattle Information Meetings,  and is a Bull Sale Video Site host.  He is always ready to assist associations and individual farmers. He is a member of the  Small Farms Team.  Mark was the presenter and organizer of the "Small Farmer, Living on the Land" Series. Mark is also involved in statewide Goat Programs, and regional meetings.

Mark is the host and planner of the Farm Winter School Classes held each year at Rochester High School.

The Link to Mark Keplers Newsletters can be found on the Home page below

Newspaper & Publications Listing:  Educator Newsletters   (or click on this link)



Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Animal Agriculture:

Animal Sciences Extension Website - The Extension homepage for the Department of Animals Sciences.  Provides additional links to information of general interest across species including the Animal Sciences Extension calendar, contact information for campus specialists, youth activities, and the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center.

Purdue CAFO Website – Purdue website to address environmental, public health, social, and economic issues surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and their impacts.

Purdue Food Animal Education Network Website – Purdue website to inform the general public about issues pertaining to modern animal agriculture.

Purdue Organic and Alternative Livestock Production Systems WebsitePurdue website to address issues related to organic and alternative livestock production systems.

Feeding Biofuel co-products to Livestock – Purdue website featuring Extension publications related to feeding of distiller’s grains to livestock.

Purdue Animal Manure Solutions – Purdue website featuring Extension publications, regulations, and national curriculum about the management of animal manure on livestock and poultry farms.

Computer Programs from Purdue Animal Sciences – Purdue website providing access to nutrition and manure management computer programs.  Programs include the Manure Management Planner, a Windows-based computer program to create manure management plans for crop and animal feeding operations.

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine – Purdue gateway to information, faculty, and resources in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Indiana Board of Animal Health – Indiana state agency providing leadership on animal health, animal product food safety and inspection, care of animals in disasters, animal care, and emerging animal and zoonotic diseases.

Species Information - Links and other resources for livestock, horse, poultry, swine, small ruminants and aquaculture production.

Farm Safety Information

The Agrability Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. This site provides a wealth of information to assist farmers and ranchers with disabilities.