Wine enthusiasts across the state are gearing up for this year's Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival, hosted by the Purdue University Wine Grape Team. The 18th annual celebration of Indiana wineries will be held June 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at Military Park, 601 W. New York Ave., Indianapolis.
It's that time again. Time to fire up the grill. The backyard barbecue is often considered a symbol of summer. It can represent a family tradition or a relaxing way to spend time with friends. For many, this skill is passed on from one person to another, as a sort-of learned trade. Others scour the internet or a few cookbooks, looking for ways to master the craft.
Indiana residents are invited to attend a conference designed to help them learn tips to strengthen their families by spending wisely, eating right and living well. The event, co-sponsored by Purdue Extension, features 20 sessions on health and wellness, family relationships, and technology. It also includes workshops on heritage skills and craftmaking.
Local educators and community members can learn how to provide elementary and high school students with healthy meals and nutrition education through a new training program offered by Purdue Extension in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program.
After a successful first year in 2016, Purdue Extension's FoodLink is serving up a full menu of new online resources to help consumers prepare convenient, healthy meals. FoodLink is a free online information hub providing nutrition facts, recipes and purchasing tips for nearly 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs. This year, the website features 19 new foods and dozens of new recipes, said Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension-Hancock County educator and one of the program administrators.
Produce growers in northern Indiana and southern Michigan can learn to make their operations more profitable and productive March 21 at the second annual Michiana Vegetable and Fruit Growers Meeting.
Coleen Gabhart of Lawrence, Indiana and nine other Indiana 4-H members witnessed history by attending the 58th presidential inauguration as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, a leadership conference sponsored by National 4-H.