Mike and Sue Martin knew about farmers who waited until their 80s or even older before thinking about passing their farms to the next generation. When their son expressed interest in taking over the farm, they wanted to start planning right away.
When three Indiana farmers were ready to take their operations to the next level, the Purdue Extension Master Cattleman program was there to steer them in the right direction.
Southwest Indiana farmers grow more wheat than in any other region of the state. Purdue Extension field trial results are an important source of information for a network of growers, crop advisers, and agribusiness professionals.
Nancy and Jim Reiff, family farmers in Kosciusko County, didn't get any hoped-for federal assistance after an energy audit of their grain dryer operation. But that's not the end of their story.
After her daughter participated in a Purdue Extension after-school Nutrition Education Program, Suzanna Johnson took notice. Johnson credits Purdue Extension Educator Becky Marvel and Purdue Extension for helping turn her goals into reality.
Catherine Turcotte of Corydon is experiencing how Purdue Extension is helping rural communities develop their future. The Harrison County community aims to create a new park with help from the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.
With help from Purdue Extension, two southwest Indiana farmers markets are ensuring that positive, productive promotional efforts are always in season. The markets received grants to expand their promotion efforts.
Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes sees the value in working with Purdue Extension. Purdue Extension's Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces program helps communities plan vibrant futures by improving public spaces such as parks, waterfronts, and more.
Purdue Extension workshops are teaching hunters how to safely handle and process the venison they hunt.
After almost nine years in the Army, Zach Morris wanted to return home to Cass County, Indiana to start a farm. The problem was that he had no practical experience in agriculture and didn't quite know how to get started.
Ticks transmit a mind-boggling variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause sometimes deadly illnesses, but tick research has lagged behind other vectors such as mosquitoes. Purdue medical entomologist Catherine Hill is changing that.
Wild soybean seeds are expert survivalists. They are well protected from severe conditions and inhospitable environments and can remain viable for decades. Jianxin Ma and his team are studying ways to bring these qualities to cultivated varieties.
Research by Bruce Applegate shows that rapidly heating and cooling milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present. And that can extend the shelf life of one of the most common staples in the refrigerator by several weeks.
Like a lot of parents, Cherise Schafer realized that "the teenage years are kind of a new frontier." As her son, Jaden Freeman, turned 13, the family turned to Purdue Extension's Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.