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Not your typical assignment: Honors project a model for future students, Hoosiers

May 10, 2021

Buckle up for an Indiana 4-H summer

May 4, 2021

Purdue Extension focuses on renewable energy education efforts

May 3, 2021

Purdue Extension is partnering with Hoosiers for Renewables and Indiana Farm Bureau to conduct a comprehensive study on land use regulations for wind and solar renewable energy and trends related to climate change planning in Indiana.


Indiana 4-H Youth Development announces statewide summer event

April 29, 2021

Indiana 4-H Youth Development invites youth in grades 7-12 to participate in the 2021 Indiana 4-H Road Show, an 18-day event series of fun and learning for all.


Agriculture career event for high school females

April 28, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team is hosting the 2021 Young Ladies in Ag virtual forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday (April 29). Created for females in grades 8-12, attendees will learn more about bridging the gender gap in agri…


Poultry Health Management School to go virtual

April 27, 2021

Registration for the virtual Poultry Health Management School (PHMS) is open for the May 24-25 course. PHMS teaches modern practices in poultry production and how they can be applied on the farm.


Make the grass greener on your side this spring

April 26, 2021

“When it comes to lawn care, spring is one of the most important seasons for cool-season grasses like those found in most of Indiana,” said Cale Bigelow, a professor of horticulture at Purdue University specializing in turf science and ecology. “With a little intentional effort, you can make a big impact on the health of your yard for the rest of the year.”

Bigelow answered several frequently asked questions about spring lawn care.


Egg quality and food safety academy for farmers, agribusinesses

April 26, 2021

Purdue Extension’s virtual Shell Egg Academy (SEA) will convene June 21-25 via Zoom. The interactive class sessions will cover egg quality and food safety for farmers and egg companies producing and processing table eggs.

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Purdue Extension: Caring for our communities

April 22, 2021

Milk, meat, fresh cheese, vegetables, fruit and more packaged into a single box are helping Indiana families survive job loss, higher food prices and other pandemic-related events affecting food availability.

As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) collaborated with distributors to package and transport fresh produce, dairy and meat products to food banks, community and faith-based organizations.


Direct marketing programs for diverse farm operations

April 15, 2021

Owners and operators of diverse farm operations are invited to join Purdue Extension specialists and educators and Indiana agribusinesses for a free virtual series, Direct Farm Marketing.

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Looking forward to a digitally inclusive world

March 31, 2021

“If given the choice, do you prefer to get online or in line (in-person)?” asks Roberto Gallardo, director of PCRD and Purdue Extension community and regional economics specialist.
After a year of online shopping, zoom calls and social distancing, awareness and knowledge of digital capabilities has increased, but that doesn’t always mean individuals and communities are ready to address these needs.


Start a community-based garden with Purdue Extension

March 29, 2021

Garden enthusiasts, local officials and community volunteers are invited to attend Purdue Extension’s Grass to Garden signature program this spring. Realizing that every garden project is unique, the Grass to Garden program guides participants through …

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Farmer-to-Farmer Program Shares Virtual Good Ag Practices Program with Trinidad and Tobago Extension

March 22, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program, Farmer-to-Farmer, provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries. In 2020, Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Extension announced the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program would be implemented in Trinidad and Tobago over the next three years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purdue F2F program transitioned the project into a virtual volunteer assistance strategy to support host organizations. The virtual assignments have provided real-time and pre-recorded trainings for host groups in Trinidad and Tobago.


Indiana Small Farm Conference prepares next generation of farmers

March 11, 2021

For eight years, the Indiana Small Farm Conference (Indiana SFC) has brought together farmers, educators and researchers to share knowledge and build a supportive community for those passionate about small-scale farming. While online this year, the conference convened on March 4-6 with the same goal as well as an increased focus on youth.


Indiana State Climate Office provides spring outlook

March 9, 2021

Meteorological spring is here, with predictions by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) covering March, April and May. The vernal equinox, traditionally celebrated as the beginning of the season, will occur on March 20. There are currently strong La Nin…


Purdue Extension sets fruit management series for growers

March 4, 2021

Fruit growers are encouraged to attend the Purdue Extension Fruit Management Webinar series sponsored by the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo. The series will be held virtually 1-3 p.m. ET Tuesday (March 9), and March 16 and 23.

Unexpected Prickly Pear Indiana

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

March 1, 2021

Online searches to buy succulents have steadily risen over the past five years, reaching an all-time high in 2020. Succulents like the eastern prickly pear cactus, Opuntia humifusa, are hardy enough to grow almost anywhere with dry soil, including Indiana. Their resiliency has helped their popularity bloom, but it is also why they can be a nuisance for weed management specialists like Bill Johnson, professor of botany and plant pathology.

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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.


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.


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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