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U.S. Department of Energy taps Purdue Extension to lead new Indiana collaborative for renewable energy

A developer approaches a local plan commission, seeking approval to locate a wind or solar farm in the community. But the community may not have an ordinance that regulates a commercial solar or commercial wind development. Or, because the...

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Forum Fridays Focus on Quality Forage for Livestock

Purdue Extension created an 11-session virtual series, Forage Forum Fridays, about seed industry, hay evaluations, private applicator recertification program (PARP) credits, marketing and purchasing hay, sorghum genetics, fertilizer issues, forage focused leasing, forage toolkit, farming with a four-wheeler, equipment maintenance, and livestock production labeling.

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Annual Field Days at Purdue Agricultural Centers Lead to Financial Improvements from Adoption of Recommended Practices

There are 56,800 farming operations in Indiana, and 97% of Indiana’s farms are family-owned. Of Indiana’s roughly 23.3 million acres, 84% are farms, forests and woodland. Corn ($3.16 billion) and soybeans ($2.84 billion) account for the largest value of sales for Indiana’s commodities. In conjunction with the eight Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACs) across Indiana, Extension provided 13 field days between May and October to address field crops, horticulture, livestock, and natural resources. Activities included presentations, demonstrations, and field tours.

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Purdue Extension hosts federal grant assistance workshops for Indiana communities

Purdue University Extension Community Development is leading a series of workshops through the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Indiana.

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The Envelope from the County Treasurer

It was printed in bold letters on the front of the envelope. “Open Immediately. Property Tax Notice Enclosed.” It was the annual property tax bill on my house! I remembered last year: a jump in my tax bill of 31 percent.

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Elevating Community Impact: Purdue Day of Giving Empowers County Initiatives

As Purdue University gears up for the exhilarating 24-hour online extravaganza, numerous Purdue Extension offices have already charted their course for utilizing the donated funds. The innovative initiatives planned by counties across the state are as diverse as they are inspiring. From enhancing youth education to revitalizing community infrastructure, each project embodies the spirit of progress and inclusivity that defines the Purdue Day of Giving.

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Purdue workshop series to highlight hydroponics and greenhouse crop production

Home and commercial growers are invited to join the Purdue University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture for the Hydroponics for Everyone workshop series.

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