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Consumers can expect below normal increases in the price of food for Thanksgiving dinner this year, with one exception: turkey.
June Neyhouse of Gibson County and Janell Brubaker of Huntington County have been chosen as the 2015 Friends of Purdue Extension for their commitment to supporting and promoting programs nationally and locally. The Indiana Extension Educators Association awards were given Thursday (Oct. 15) during a luncheon at Purdue Extension's annual conference.
Car packed for vacation
Most people who said in a Purdue University nationwide survey that they planned to travel over the Christmas holiday expected to spend about the same on travel as last year or even less.
Two Purdue Extension county educators with 83 years of combined service are the 2014 co-recipients of the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Education Service to the Rural People of Indiana.
Melissa and Tim Ivey
Melissa and Tim Ivey of Huntington, Indiana, are feeling the excitement of any couple of building a new house. But the Ivey family has some additional responsibilities beyond picking out paint colors.
Thanksgiving turkey
Thanksgiving holiday food shoppers will find adequate supplies of turkeys but at higher prices, depending on the type and whether grocers pass the increases on to customers or eat the loss themselves, a Purdue University agricultural economist says.
A Purdue Extension program taught Tara Conn and her family to stretch their food budget while choosi
Tara Conn credits Purdue Extension and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) for her family's healthier diet. "They taught me about the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and how to cook safely," she says.

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