Ivy Tech sets seminar series on relevant topics in agriculture

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College is again partnering with Kokomo Grain to present five free seminars on relevant topics in agriculture. All sessions will be held in the auditorium at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site, 425 W. Main St., in Peru. The first session is set for Jan. 30.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ivy Tech’s Agriculture Seminar series, which began when Ivy Tech Kokomo received approval to offer agriculture degrees,” said Lisa Paxton, chair of the Agriculture program for Ivy Tech Kokomo. “Today, students can earn associate degrees in agriculture in the Kokomo service area, with courses at both the Kokomo and Logansport campuses. Graduates with Associate of Science degrees may then transfer to institutions offering bachelor degrees in agriculture, including Huntington, Purdue, and Vincennes universities, to continue their educations.”

Topics to be covered in the Agriculture Seminar series range from trends in farmland values and lease terms to succession planning for family farms and other business issues to trucking rules and harvesting hardwoods. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register for any or all of the free sessions, contact Ivy Tech’s Susan Turrill at 765-252-5497 or

The schedule of sessions includes:

Trends in Farmland Values and Lease Terms in 2018

Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m.

Instructor:  Howard Halderman, president of Halderman Farm Management Service and Halderman Real Estate Services


Succession Planning for the Family Farm

Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Instructors:  Andy Perkins from Peterson, Waggoner, and Perkins, LLC, and Matt Folz from Dobbs Legal Group, LLC


Harvesting Hardwoods

Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Tim Eizinger, district forester, Indiana Division of Forestry, Department of Natural Resources


Risk Management with Crop Insurance

Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Instructor:  Mike Silver, senior grain merchandiser, Kokomo Grain


Trucking Rules and Regulations for Farmers

Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.

Instructor:  Master Trooper Aaron Schaal, Indiana State Police