Breakfast is served

The Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will serve up an economic forecast along with a full meal deal during the 15th annual Farmers Breakfast.

Jackson County farmers and others from the agricultural community will hear about the economic outlook for the farm sector as well as estate-planning issues during the breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown. Doors open at 7 a.m.

Ag economist Christopher Hurt of Purdue University will offer his insights into the economic landscape for farmers, and attorney Susan Bevers of Lorenzo & Bevers of Seymour will provide information about estate planning. Bevers also is a member of the foundation’s board of directors.

Hurt joined the Purdue Department of Agricultural Economics in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. His areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance.

In extension education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs.

Recently, Hurt has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size Midwestern farms.

Hurt has received the USDA Superior Service Group Award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award, as well as two Indiana Extension Service Awards.

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

The farm sector is an important part our community, and the foundation supports those involved with farming through with such as the Bob Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund and the C.B. Hess 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The foundation also offers farmers an opportunity to donate to those and other funds that benefit the community through the annual Giving the Gift of Grain program and the annual Giving the Gift of Livestock program.

Joining the foundation and Purdue Extension Jackson County as sponsors of the Farmers Breakfast this year are a number of area businesses and service providers involved with the farming community.

We appreciate our sponsors’ support of the local farming community, which provides valuable jobs and income to area residents, as well as the support that they offer to the foundation and our community in general.

Dan Davis is president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Jackson County, 107 Community Drive, Seymour, IN 47274. For information about donating to the foundation, call 812-523-4483 or send an email to president@cfjacksoncounty.org.

If you go

If you go

What: Farmers Breakfast presented by Community Foundation of Jackson County and Purdue Extension Cooperative Service

When: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22

Where: Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet St., Brownstown

To register: Call the Foundation office at 812-523-4483 or send an email to development@cfjacksoncounty.org.