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Most Purdue Extension activities during the Indiana State Fair this year will be held under one roof - the newly named Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building. The building will house several exhibits, featuring one of Extension's newest, "The Edible Journey: The Incredible Story of How Your Food Gets to You", as well as food preparation and nutrition demonstrations. The Ag/Hort Building is on the far west side of the fairgrounds in the midway area.
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New and aspiring farmers will have an opportunity to visit a diverse group of Indiana farms, network with fellow farmers, and learn from experts in a series of workshops and tours offered as part of Purdue University's Beginning Farmer and Rancher program.
Indiana's flood-ravaged grain crops could still produce a modest yield, but the chances for recovery are becoming increasingly slim with more rain forecast for parts of the state over the next two weeks, Purdue Extension experts say.
Purdue Extension is conducting a mail survey to determine how Indiana farmers would like to receive information about conservation practices and how effective they perceive Extension demonstration sites and field days to be.