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Field Day Planed At Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center
Updated August 30, 2018 6:40 AM
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(DUBOIS) - The Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center Field Day will focus on forage management, invasive species and more.

The field day is scheduled for September 8th at the center located at 11367 E Purdue Farm Rd, in Dubois.

Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACS) and Purdue Extension. These events provide information about crop production, farm management and land use.

The SIPAC Field Day will focus on such topics as native warm season grasses for wildlife, forage management techniques, invasive species control in woodlots as well as evaluating and managing body condition scores of beef cattle.

Jason Tower, SIPAC superintendent, and Nick Minton, Purdue beef systems specialist, will offer a demonstration of how to utilize a bud box, a herding system designed to facilitate better flow and easier handling of cattle. The event will be divided into two sessions; the early-afternoon session from 1-3:30 p.m. and a late-afternoon session from 4-8:30 p.m. Supper will be provided during the late afternoon session for those that RSVP.

The center has 570 acres of open pastureland. The terrain of SIPAC includes hills, shallow soils, natural hardpan and rocky outcroppings. SIPAC's main research areas are forage-based operations, cattle, sheep and goat management, forest management and aquaculture.

To RSVP for the SIPAC Field Day contact the Dubois County Extension Office. The office can be reached at 812-482-1782.

For more information about SIPAC visit https://bit.ly/2OaXSUx.



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