Southwest Indiana Agricultural Economic Summit Planned for November

From Local Sources

JASPER -- Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District with Dubois Strong will be hosting the Southwest Indiana Agricultural Economic Summit on Friday, Novmber 16th from 8:30am - 1:00pm EST @ Vincennes University Jasper - Center for Technology, Innovation + Manufacturing Theatre.

The summit is geared towards updating local producers, agricultural businesses, and financial institutions on the latest in economic programs, education and opportunities in the county.      

  • 8:30am - Registration/Networking/Coffee
  • 8:50am - Opening Remarks 
  •                  (Ed Cole, President, Dubois Strong)
  • 9:00am - 1+1+2= New Agriculture Program at Vincennes University                                                 (Christian Blome, Dean, Vincennes University Jasper)
  • 9:20am - VUJ Land Stewardship Initiative 
  •                  (Alan Smock, Dubois County SWCD Associate Supervisor  
  •                   & Melissa Ruschau, SWDC LSI Project Manager)
  • 9:50am - Agriculture at Vincennes University 
  •                 (Dr. Charles Mansfield, Dept. of Geoscience, Agriculture, and Horticulture, 
  •                  Vincennes University
  •                  & Susan Brocksmith, Agribusiness Program Chair, Vincennes University)
  • 10:15am - Break/Networking
  • 10:30am - Opportunities in Indiana Agriculture 
  •                    (Jordan Seger, Deputy Director, Indiana State Dept. of Ag)
  • 11:00am - Local Agriculture Connections: Cattle, Local Food "Cooperative" 
  •                    (Dave Fischer)
  • 11:20am -  Local Agriculture Connections: Forestry + Hardwood Industry Careers
  •                    (Chris Gonso, Hardwoods Program Manager, Indiana State Dept. of Ag)
  • 11:45am - Lunch
  • 12:15pm - Agriculture Economic Outlook
  •                  (Jerry Conover, Director, Indiana Business Research Center,
  •                    IU Kelly School of Business)

Please RSVP by November 9th to (812)482-9650 or [email protected]