Studies have shown that we can reduce seeding rates below the typical planting rates in corn and soybeans across Indiana without hurting yield. Given the tight margins in corn and soybean production, many producers are looking for ways to reduce input costs without negative impacts to yield.
Clark County Extension gets new bees
The Clark County Extension Beekeepers Association welcomed home two breed of bees to add to their Italian bee. The objective of having different breeds is to be able to observe behavioral differences of these breeds as well as observe the differences in their performance (honey production and honey quality). More importantly, these bees will be available for practical training and teaching of CCBA members and 4-H kids interested in beekeeping.
Clark County Extension is partnering with Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department on their summer adult education classes starting May to August 2017. As part of this program, Clark County Extension will teach vegetable gardening classes at the Clarksville Community Center once a month from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Heritage Farm Award
The 2016 Annual Clark County Farmers Appreciation Day celebration took place during the County's Fair on July 10th. The event was climax with the giving of awards to 4 deserving Clark County Farmers who have contributed a significantly to Agriculture in the County - The Heritage Farmer award, the Heritage Farm award, the Urban Farmer award and the Young/Beginner Farmer award
Clark County beekeeping
With the ever narrowing profit margins in farm family incomes and the unpredictability in productivity of age old farming practices, diversifying farm income in Clark County does not need to look too far - beekeeping offers that promise

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