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Indiana 4-H’er leads nationally

February 24, 2021

Madelyn Zimmerman, Milford, Ind., began her 4-H story in the third grade with a limited agriculture background. Now, 12 years later, Zimmerman is the 2021 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Agriculture winner, Indiana’s first, and a passionate advocate for agriculture education and inclusion.

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Purdue Extension updates guides for fruit and vegetable growers

February 17, 2021

Several updated resources from Purdue Extension will help fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and research.

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Purdue Extension shares impactful stories from 2020

February 16, 2021

Purdue Extension has released its 2020 annual impact report sharing the many ways Extension served Hoosiers as an educational partner during the past year.

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Farm financials workshop offered through Purdue Extension

February 16, 2021

The Annie’s Project four-week discussion-based workshop, “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options,” will be offered through Purdue Extension in March. Designed to empower women to become business partners and sole operators, participants will learn about …

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Purdue Extension: Training Community Leaders

February 15, 2021

Community development is just one area where Purdue Extension provides research-based education in all 92 Indiana counties. As a signature program for Community Development, the Community Leadership Program strengthens individuals’ skills and confidence to assume leadership roles in their communities. Program graduates are serving on local boards, in local government positions and leading in a variety of volunteer efforts.

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Purdue Extension: Championing Mental Health on the Farm

January 29, 2021

Farming is a stressful occupation. Farmers own and operate private small businesses that rely on unpredictable markets influenced by government trade policies, unreliable and extreme weather conditions and ever-changing input costs. Since 2013, net farm income has declined by 50% nationally and, like other industries, the farmers have been burdened by the stress of the past year. Add in traditional negative stigmas associated with seeking help and lack of health insurance or mental health resources, farmers and other agriculture workers need more support and education than ever before.

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How Hoosier BIPOC farmers can change the landscape of agriculture

January 29, 2021

During MLK Jr. Celebration Week, the Colleges of Agriculture and Health and Human Sciences, in conjunction with the Center for the Environment, hosted a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in Sustainable Farming panel discussion.

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Prep for the 2021 season with the Indiana Small Farm Conference

January 28, 2021

Organizers of the Indiana Small Farm Conference remind farmers that it’s never too early to gain new insights ahead of the growing season.

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Farm women are decision makers – Annie’s project prepares them well

January 28, 2021

Annie’s Project, a six-week course offered by Purdue Extension to women farmers in Indiana, brings women together to interact with experts from a variety of fields including production, financial management, human resources, marketing and legal. The co…

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Workshop to focus on seed treatment options

January 26, 2021

Purdue Extension will hold a virtual workshop designed to provide agribusiness professionals with the latest knowledge on seed treatment technologies, regulations and environmental impacts.

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Purdue Extension succession planning team offers virtual workshop series

January 22, 2021

The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team is hosting the workshop “Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times” this winter for family farm operators interested in learning more about succession planning. The three-night virtual workshop will be …

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New Indiana 4-H Foundation board members named

January 22, 2021

The Indiana 4-H Foundation has added three members to its board of directors. Roger Sherer of Wells County, Annie Smith of Marion County, and Eric Wolfe of Putnam County join the other 18 foundation board members to lead the 60-year-old state organizat…

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Purdue Extension offers vegetable farming webinar series

January 13, 2021

Vegetable farmers are invited to attend the Purdue Extension Vegetable Farming Webinar series sponsored by the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo. The series will be held virtually 2-4 p.m. (ET) on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

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Free pasture management field day for farmers, ranchers

January 11, 2021

Purdue Extension invites livestock farmers and ranchers to join Controlling Pasture Weeds, a virtual field day set for 7-8:30 p.m. (ET) Feb. 1. Participants will learn about pasture research occurring at Purdue and best practices for controlling weeds …

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New online Purdue course takes a comprehensive look at hemp as a crop and product

January 7, 2021

A new, old industry. That’s how the U.S. Department of Agriculture characterizes hemp, a versatile crop grown around the world for thousands of years, including in the U.S., before being effectively outlawed in the 1970s because hemp and marijuana are …

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Purdue Extension offers virtual inheriting farmland workshop

January 6, 2021

The Purdue Extension Land Lease Team invites those who have inherited or might inherit farmland soon to attend “So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?” The two-session virtual workshop will be offered 6:30-8:30 pm. (ET) Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.

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Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

January 4, 2021

“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”

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Untangling Indiana’s wool industry: A snapshot of Hoosier sheep farming

December 18, 2020
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Virtual crop, finance program for next-generation farmers

December 15, 2020

Next-generation farmers and business partners are encouraged to join Purdue Extension for the eight session virtual series “Grow Your Farm Operation.” The series will be delivered virtually via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. (ET) beginning o…

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Purdue Extension launches virtual program for beef producers

December 14, 2020

Purdue Extension beef experts are hosting a new program for producers with less than five years of experience or individuals considering starting a beef cattle operation. The virtual program, Purdue Beef Basics, is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6…

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