The Owen County Chamber of Commerce and Purdue Extension - Owen County firmly believes in the value of supporting our local businesses. In order to raise awareness and encourage others in our community to shop local first, we are planning the second annual "Showcase Owen County 2015" event at the Owen County Fairgrounds on April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed in the produce section of your local grocery store? There are so many different fruits and vegetables to choose from and knowing how to select and prepare the varieties can be a challenge. Kale is becoming quite popular and provides many health benefits! Kale chips can be a great snack in place of potato chips while providing a lot of nutrients at the same time.
As more and more people are concerning themselves with weight control and health it is important to keep in mind the body's necessity for certain nutrients in order to function properly. Did you know the dark leafy green vegetable, spinach, is high in nutritional benefits?
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" is the quote by Dr. Suess that really sums up the emotions I am having this week. The reason being because I feel honored to have been able to serve you as an Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Educator in both Clay and Owen Counties over the last five years. However, effective February 1, I will become the Agriculture & Natural Resource Educator in Putnam County.