Ivy Tech Kokomo Region sets seminar series on relevant topics in agriculture

Last Updated on January 30, 2017 by cassnetwork

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 at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site, 425 W. Main St., in Peru. The first session is set for Jan. 31.

Topics to be covered range from succession planning for family farms and other business issues to trucking rules and alternative energy for farms. 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:

Succession Planning: Preserving the Family Farm

Jan. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructors: Ted Waggoner from Peterson, Waggoner and Perkins Law Firm, and Matt Foltz from Dobbs Legal Group, LLC


Trends in Farmland Values and Lease Terms

Feb 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

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


Risk Management and Crop Insurance

Feb 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructor: Mike Silver, senior grain merchandiser for Kokomo Grain Company


Trucking Rules and Regulations for Farmers

Feb 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructor: Master Trooper Aaron Schaal, Indiana State Police, Commercial Vehicle Division


Alternative Energy on the Farm/Solar Panels

March 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Instructor: Jim Straeter, Owner of Rochester New Holland Equipment


SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted on Jan. 16, 2017.