Indy 500 parade to kick off state’s Wine Grape Month

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 University News Story

June has been designated as Wine Grape Month in Indiana, and the wine industry will team up with another signature state event, the Indianapolis 500, to kick off the month.

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Vintage Indiana Festival showcases Hoosier wines

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 University News Story

The Vintage Indiana Festival on June 1 will uncork its 20th annual celebration of the state’s wines, wineries and vineyards.

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Horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  “A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” Lori Hoagland, associate professor of Horticulture said. “For that reason, understanding soil biodiversity there has major implications for developing new disease resistant tomato varieties.” This research is the basis for the Fulbright Scholar Award Hoagland recently received…

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ISA to host sheep improvement seminar and tour

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Sheep Association will host a National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) educational seminar and farm tour June 15 at Tippecanoe Valley High School in Akron, and Hidden Valley Polypays Farm in Rochester.

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Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Huntington and Wabash county farms

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 University News Story

Learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation, at the 87th Annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, June 27…

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Salmonella outbreak does not involve Indiana-grown melons

Monday, April 15th, 2019 University News Story

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced an outbreak of Salmonella Carrau in pre-cut melon products distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods.

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Purdue experts provide spring climate outlook

Monday, April 8th, 2019 University News Story

Meteorological spring technically begins on the first day of March, with astronomical spring following on March 19 or 20, depending on the year. This year, Indiana started to see 70 degree temperatures, however briefly, around March 13, with a return t…

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Purdue Extension helps producers ensure successful hay harvest

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 University News Story

With the hay harvest just a few weeks away, two free “Beef Tips” videos now available from Purdue Extension could help Indiana beef producers maximize the quality and quantity of their forage crops.

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Home, family conference set for June 3-5 in Indianapolis

Monday, April 1st, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the 106th annual Indiana Extension Homemakers Association’s Home and Family Conference, designed to strengthen families and communities.

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Event to generate some buzz on importance of pollinators

Monday, March 25th, 2019 University News Story

If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about the birds and the bees — and other important species of pollinators — Purdue Extension-Floyd County is teaming up with the Spring Valley Beekeepers and Sunnyside Master Gardeners to make it possible.

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