The green color of renewed turf growth is returning just as many lawnmowers are taking their final victory laps around the lawn for the 2016 season. But before the gardener settles down for that long winter's nap if they are concerned about a beautiful lawn, now is the time for a couple of late season chores to improve success in 2016.
I am excited to be able to extend this invitation to be a part of what we feel will be a very successful 2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference as an exhibitor in the conference trade show.
The trade show is an important facet of the overall conference. It is an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest goods and services that are available to enhance the success of and their satisfaction with their farm operation.
Purdue Extension invites Hoosiers interested in raising pastured poultry especially for the purpose of a farm based enterprise to attend an upcoming meeting to discuss the opportunities for farmers to collaboratively produce and market pasture poultry.
The first meeting, a callout meeting, will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Ivy Tech campus in Batesville, Ind. from 7-9 pm.
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.