Mobile-friendly publication will help farmers when they need it: In the field


 April 1, 2016

 For more information, call or write any of these ag group representatives:

Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau 
Ben Wicker, Indiana Pork
Megan Kuhn, Indiana Corn/Indiana Soybean
Joe Moore, Indiana Beef Cattle Association-Indiana Beef Council
Doug Leman, Indiana Dairy Producers
Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller LLP (president of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana)
Jeffrey Deutschman, Indiana State Poultry Association
765- 494-8517,

Farmers can now access the first installment in a series of mobile-friendly Purdue Extension publications related to soil and water right from their smartphones, thanks to the efforts of Purdue University. The best and most current agricultural production information will now be easily available to farmers by visiting

Currently just the “cover crops” installment of the soil and water series is on the site, but more materials will be added over the coming weeks and months.

The need to turn current research into information usable by farmers and their consultants became readily apparent during conversations between Purdue and Indiana ag groups regarding how to improve agricultural practices to reduce nutrient loss to water.

Farmer access to information on best management practices in a mobile-friendly format is the lynchpin to implementing sustainable practices as outlined by the Nutrient Management/Soil Health Strategy developed by Indiana’s ag groups and Purdue Extension. You can find more information about the strategy at

“Farmers need reliable information, and they need it when they are in the field. Indiana’s farmers cannot find a more respected and reliable partner than Purdue University,” the ag groups said in a joint statement.

“On behalf of our farmer members, we thank Purdue University and Ron Turco, professor of agronomy and head of the project, for the collaborative efforts to help Indiana farmers make responsible decisions about their farming practices.”