Youth
Minecraft
An article published on June 8th, 2016 by the University of Cambridge noted that a new record-holder for the tallest tree in the tropics is the same species as a tree used in the extremely popular game Minecraft. The use of actual tree species that require maintenance in a video game that has player numbers in the millions to help inform the young and old alike about the value of trees and some of the different species is genius.
Britain's departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana's economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
Hands of the Future
Children today spend an average of 20 minutes outside. Various studies have shown that engaging with nature improves concentration, coordination, creativity, and more. Hands of the Future, Inc. is a nonprofit company started to educate children about the beauty of nature and help them connect with it.
Healthy Water, Happy Home
Many choices we make in our daily lives can have an impact on the water quality of rivers and streams around us. Animals like the eastern hellbender need clean water for their habitats, and they depend on us to make environmentally friendly choices whenever possible. The new lesson plan from The Nature of Teaching titled "Healthy Water, Happy Home" offers a fun way for students to learn about healthy water choices they can make in their home and community.
Applications are being accepted for a 4-H program that gives teens a firsthand look at agribusiness management in the dairy industry.
Three agricultural experts from Purdue University have been appointed to a newly created Association of Public and Land-grant Universities commission to help ensure universal food security by 2050.
Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide.

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