Farm Land Rental Rates/Land Values
Craig Dobbins with the Purdue Economy Department recently released what is happening with cash rents and farm lease rates for 2013. This article covers the details.
Pesticide License Recertification Programs
The following are some local programs available for recertification credits:
- • Winter Farmer's Breakfast Meeting at Harry O's in Cedar Lake, IN will be February 12, 2014. Call the office to register for this event.
- • Rescheduled-Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium at Teibel's in Schererville, IN will be March 4, 2014. Early Registration Due Feb 21, 2014.
- • Pinney Purdue Field Day at Pinney Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, IN will be August 20, 2014.
Commercial Pesticide License
If you are a farmer that sprays pesticide commercially, over more than your own property, you will need to acquire a Commercial Pesticide License. Please contact Nikky about how to do this and check out the information on the Office of the Indiana State Chemist website. For those that are licensed, there are several programs that are offered in Lake County so that you may earn your recertification credits. See the list below of common programs or visit this website: https://www.isco.purdue.edu/exec/index.php?nav=pest&p1=conf.
Private Pesticide Applicator License
If you spray pesticides only on your own agriculture fields, you will need to acquire a Private Applicator License. The process is outlined on the Purdue Pesticide page and you can contact Nikky for more information. For more upcoming programs where you can earn credits, please check out the Purdue Pesticide Program Calendar of Events - http://btny.agriculture.purdue.edu/parpevents
Need your Agriculture Land Soil Tested? Please check out the following labs for information about them. You may also contact the Extension Office for bags that the soil may be sent in.
A&L Great Lakes Lab-http://www.algreatlakes.com/
Lake County Farm Bureau Co-op: Contact them at 696-7746 in Lowell