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Irrigation workshop offered for area farmers


Farmers who are new to irrigation or have had it for some time will want to attend an irrigation workshop on Thursday, March 7, put on by Purdue Extension of Noble and LaGrange counties in cooperation with South Milford Grain.

The workshop will be held at the South Milford Fire Station from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with lunch provided by Farm Credit Services Mid-America.  

In the last year many new irrigation systems have been installed and this workshop is designed to help those who are new to irrigation as well as increase profitability for those who have had irrigation for a number of years.

Lyndon Kelley, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension educator who specializes in the area of irrigation, will be speaking. He will use his expertise to talk about how to get more out of irrigation to maximize profits as well as general management practices. 

Mark Basch and Monique Riggs of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water will also be there to speak about water use availability and regulations.

There is no cost to attend.  RSVP by Wednesday, March 6, by calling 260-636-2111.