Annual farmers breakfast Feb. 25 in Brownstown

The Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue Extension will present the 12th annual Farmers Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.

Jackson County farmers, area high school FFA members and others from the agricultural community will have the chance to hear about the economic outlook for the farm sector, classes offered through Ivy Tech Community College and estate-planning issues during the breakfast.

Christopher Hurt of Purdue University will offer his insights into the economic landscape for farmers.

Matt John of Ivy Tech in Columbus will share information about the two-year agriculture degree offered through the college, which offers classes locally at the Jackson County Learning Center.

Attorney Denise Connell of Montgomery Elsner & Pardieck will provide information about estate-planning issues for farmers.

The program is free of charge, and reservations may be made by calling the foundation at 812-523-4483 or emailing development@cfjacksoncounty.org.

A number of area businesses are helping to underwrite the cost of this event so it could be offered without cost to farmers. Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, for instance, is donating eggs for the breakfast, and Jackson-Jennings Co-op is paying the rest of the cost for the meal.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.