Purdue Extension offering energy efficiency workshops for farms and rural businesses

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 University News Story

Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension.

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2018 Annual Farmers Market Forum to be held in February

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 University News Story

Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market For…

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Weak future outlook drives producer sentiment lower

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producers indicated they have reduced optimism heading into 2018, according to the December reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

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Learn farm ownership succession planning in Purdue Extension workshop

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 University News Story

Farm families can learn how to ensure a successful ownership transition from one generation to the next in a workshop sponsored by the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team.

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State chemist office offers required training for dicamba applicators

Friday, December 15th, 2017 University News Story

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) based at Purdue University is offering state-required training for commercial and private applicators working with the new dicamba herbicide products Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax. These and other herbicide p…

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Purdue Extension providing statewide training to help growers meet Produce Safety Rule requirements

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 University News Story

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and indiv…

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Ag barometer: Producer sentiment slips following harvest

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 University News Story

Producers expressed lower sentiment toward the agricultural economy in November on the heels of fall harvest, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

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Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium set for Jan. 4

Monday, December 4th, 2017 University News Story

Commercial vegetable farmers and market gardeners will be able to network and gain invalauble tips on how to improve their business during the Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium.

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Networking opportunities, educational sessions highlight 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference agenda

Friday, December 1st, 2017 University News Story

Small-scale farming has become an increasingly important part of Indiana’s $11.2 billion agricultural industry. According to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, approximately 75 percent of Hoosier farms were less than 180 acres. Other studies show that nearly half the farms in the state are 50 acres or fewer.

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Statewide symposium to address opioid crisis in rural Indiana

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 University News Story

A consortium of eight Indiana agricultural and public health organizations will host a statewide symposium focusing on the significant impact of the opioid crisis in rural and farming communities.

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