Food Business
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Organizers of Purdue Extension's Indiana Pastured Poultry Branding Initiative will host a public webinar for consumers, farmers and food industry professionals interested in learning more about the project, its benefits for consumers and farmers, and how to get involved. The webinar, to be held at 7 p.m. EDT Dec. 6, is free and open to the public. The agenda will include an overview of the initiative and discussion of its current status and future direction.
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Purdue University Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist Katie Barnett says her job is about two things: connections and possibilities. "When you're buying a wine, you could buy a bottle that's on sale," Barnett said, "but what if instead, you bought a sweet wine that was Indiana grown? What if you read the label and saw that they have a small restaurant at their winery, or that they sell their wine at a wine bar five minutes from your house? You could spend your next Friday night at a winery
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Wente Vineyards' 2013 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon was named Wine of the Year at the 25th Indy International Wine Competition, held Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 3 and 4) at Purdue University. The annual event is the largest independent wine competition in the United States, featuring 79 classes of wines from commercial and private winemakers around the world.
Indiana fruit and vegetable growers bringing irrigation systems into operation as production gets into full swing should have their water tested as part of good agricultural practices for produce food safety, Purdue Extension food safety educator Scott Monroe says.