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Heart of America Grazing Conference

January 22 - January 23

Conference Speakers Dr. Scott Barao, PhD—Executive Director, The

Jorgensen Family Foundation

Dr. Grant Burcham, DVM, PhD—Director, Heeke Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Purdue University

Dr. R.P. “Doc” Cooke, DVM — Owner 499 ranch, writer for Beef Producer Magazine and semi-retired veterinarian

Mr. Kenneth Eck—Purdue Extension, Dubois County Dr. Dennis Fennewald, PhD—Associate Professor,

Tennessee Tech with a focus on animal genetics and their interactions with the environment

Dr. Scott Flynn, PhD— Pasture and Land Management, Corteva Agrisciences

Dr. Keith Johnson, PhD— Forage Extension Specialist, Purdue University

Dr. Nick Minton, PhD — Beef Systems Specialist, Purdue University and Director Indiana Beef Evaluation Program

Dr. Ray Smith, PhD—Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky

Mr. Jason Tower — Superintendent, Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center (SIPAC)

Mr. Robert Zupancic — Grazing Specialist, Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service

Online registration available though the American Forage and Grassland Council


General Information

Conference Site
The Ferdinand Community Center in Ferdinand, IN is the host site for the 2019 conference. It is conveniently located just a few mile north of I-64 at Exit 63 in southern Indiana. The address for the community center is:
1710 Community Dr. Ferdinand, IN 47532

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Comfort Inn at the conference rate of $99.00 + tax until December 21, 2018. The Block is for January 22 only. Contact the Comfort Inn at (812) 998-2121 and indicate that you are with the Heart of America Grazing Conference.
Comfort Inn Location

See the Indiana Forage Council Website for additional information:

If you are interested in participating at this event as a vendor please contact Jason Tower at (812) 678-4427 or



January 22
January 23


Indiana Forage Council
(812) 678-4427


Ferdinand Community Center
1710 Community Dr.
Ferdinand, Indiana 47532
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