Agriculture
Farmers interested in learning more about the potential challenges and opportunities of growing industrial hemp are invited to a field day July 26 at Meigs Farm, part of the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 9101 S. 100 E, about 10 miles south of Lafayette.
Veterans, active military and their families are invited to join Purdue Extension's Indiana Beginning Farmer program for an educational session and tour of Tuttle Orchards near Greenfield.
Are you looking for ways to increase the economic stability of your farm or to sell fresh vegetables right up to Thanksgiving or Christmas? How about getting an early start on raising produce in the spring? If so, a high tunnel may be a great option to increase the productivity of your farm operations. Purdue Extension and Indiana University are collaborating to offer three field days featuring high tunnels, geared towards Hoosier farmers who own or manage specialty crop operations and are inter
Livestock producers can learn what it takes to develop better forage management skills during a four-stop bus tour. The South Central Indiana Forage Tour includes first-hand lessons on forage selection for various livestock, best forage management practices and direct marketing.
How Our Zoos Help the Hellbenders, FNR-544
Purdue University has teamed up with four zoos to protect hellbenders. This effort is a worldwide collaboration as zoos, government agencies, and other conservation groups, implement much-needed conservation initiatives. Check out these videos and a new publication titled "How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders." Learn about the zoos that are collaborating with Purdue and the conservation efforts.
Turkey
Learn more about white-tailed deer, wild turkey, forest management for wildlife, native grass establishment, woody plant ID, invasive plant ID and control, along with cost-share and technical assistance opportunities. Experts will be demonstrating tree felling, girdling, prescribed fire and disking.
Every year, small farmers throughout Indiana are forced to plow under thousands of pounds of unsold crops because they are unable to afford the increasing cost of harvesting and packaging the produce for donation to a local food bank. Meanwhile, food banks struggle to find an affordable, reliable source of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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