One of the perennial challenges for small, beginning, diversifying, and /or urban farmers who are working toward some aspect of sustainability is finding a source of funding.
The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the citizens of Indiana a chance to grow.
The Association will make available at least one (1) $1000 scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year to the student(s) whom they will select who a) exhibits a strong interest in the subject; b) is committed to additional study; and, c) who have set clear goals as to how they will use their knowledge and advance their career in the fields of study listed above.
The Walnut Twig Beetle (WTB), Pityophthorus juglandis, the insect involved in Thousand Cankers Disease of Black Walnut (TCD), has been detected in Indiana for the first time at a Franklin County sawmill. The beetle was detected in a trap placed at the sawmill for a 2014 statewide survey for WTB. Additional WTBs were found during an inspection of walnut logs and lumber at the mill.