Consumers can expect below normal increases in the price of food for Thanksgiving dinner this year, with one exception: turkey.
Purdue Extension is starting a new marketing initiative to promote Indiana's pasture-raised poultry. The goal is to establish a set of common production, processing and branding standards to ensure consistent levels of quality, said Roy Ballard, Extension educator in Hancock County and one of the project coordinators.
An introduction to Aquaponics will be shared at the 2015 Indiana Small Farm Conference by: Bob Rode, Purdue aquaculture lab manager; Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie, aquaculture marketing director; and John Woodbury, Nature's Gift Aquaponics.
The Food Protection Program of the Indiana State Department of Health is all about helping produce growers and packers keep food safe for consumers. Purdue Extension expertise has played a large role in the program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's April 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates continued a series of recent reports that have offered corn and soybean producers a more optimistic grain-price outlook than what was expected for most of the winter, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.
Indiana Milk Quality Professionals Inc. will present a conference April 15-16 to provide up-to-date information and educational support for dairy industry professionals involved in improving the quality of milk produced in Indiana.
Purdue Extension will co-sponsor a series of informational sessions about farmers markets, covering new health department regulations, increasing customer loyalty through creative marketing, and funding opportunities for vendors.