Agriculture
fozen trees
When winter temperatures dip below zero and winds howl across the prairie, gardeners may worry that their trees and shrubs are taking a beating. No need for doom and gloom yet - most hardy landscape and orchard plants are reasonably able to cope with most of our winters, including our recent polar vortex.
Solar panels on farm
Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension.
Farmer's Market vendor showing customer a dozen eggs
Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market Forum.
On Monday, December 18, Indiana legislators, state officials, reporters, and policy geeks gathered in the Statehouse and online, for the annual reveal of the state revenue forecast update. Would Santa arrive early with a pack full of added revenues so legislators could make rather merry in the coming session of the General Assembly? Or would the Grinch leave revenue even too small for a mouse?
Farm families can learn how to ensure a successful ownership transition from one generation to the next in a workshop sponsored by the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team.
Allium 'Millenium' purple flower bloom
'Millenium' is a hybrid Allium selected for late flowering. It has masses of rose-purple blooms; a uniform habit; and neat, shiny, green foliage that remains attractive long after blooms have faded. It is also known for its resistance to drought. And now it's the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year!
Tomato varieties at Farmer's Market
In 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana.

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