Several individuals have inquired about the large, wild carrot appearing weeds growing in our ditches and roadsides. There is a fear the weed is giant hogweed; a large, phototoxic plant. I am here to put those fears at ease but still caution people of poison hemlock.
Purdue Extension - Allen County offers soil sampling services. Here are some quick tips for a good sample.
An updated guide to farmers markets in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties. This version includes a new map feature.
2016 Northeast Indiana Farmers Market Guide
Have you ever wondered about the agricultural industry in Allen County? This census gives a snapshot of agricultural endeavors in Allen County last year.
The Agri-News newsletter.
Funding available for high tunnels
The NRCS is offering funding for growers installing high tunnels in 2015. There is a five-step application process. Funding will be $3.78 per square foot up to $8,233. Select demographics may receive higher payment rates. Free workshops and webinars are available. For more information visit the NRCS website or contact James Wolff, ANR Educator at 260-481-6826.