A state agricultural official will highlight opportunities and programs at an Oct. 15 lunch hosted by the Northwest Indiana Forum.
The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, 162 Lincolnway. A box lunch will be provided and registration begins at 11 a.m.
Connie Neininger, director of economic development and international trade for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, will discuss the department, its programs and funding mechanisms. She also will talk about opportunities that farm operators have in today's global marketplace, explain the economic impact of the agricultural industry and answer questions.
Anyone who is interested should call Paula Mathis at (219) 763-6303 ext. 184 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.