Purdue is co-sponsoring the annual Indiana Extension Homemakers Association's Home and Family Conference, promoting positive, healthy living by providing workshops, inspirational speakers and tours.
The conference will be June 9-11 at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis and includes more than 20 sessions on health and wellness, family relationships, community and technology.
A program that teaches young children a variety of skills with building blocks has been awarded the Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists Association's top award.
Wild animals that seem to have no fear of humans, or are seen during the day (i.e. opossums, raccoons), are more likely to be infected and should be avoided and reported to Animal Control. With awareness and reporting sick animals, we will continue to keep the rabies virus low in the state of Indiana.
Indiana has the sixth highest infant mortality rate in the nation. One way Purdue Extension is helping solve this problem is the Have a Healthy Baby nutrition education program for pregnant teens and young adults.