NEW Animal Exhibition Requirement for County and State Level
Youth that plan to exhibit the following species must be YQCA certified: sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine.
The date that this certification is required is by Sunday, July 8th at midnight.
For a family farm business to survive the decades, a farm family must plan the transfer from one generation to the next.
Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team hosts regional workshops for farm families. Join us for 'Next Steps to Successfully Growing Future Farm Generations' on January 31 at the Johnson County Extension Office.
The third Columbus Area Local Food Summit is set for 13 February. Sessions will focus on food equity in our region and - as always - opportunities to find out who is doing what in our local food economy. Free registration is now open, and closes on 6 February.
In lieu of a registration fee, free-will donations supporting local food access by area food pantries will be taken.
To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-columbus-area-local-food-summit-tickets-42249079133
Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market Forum.
Are you a youth member interested in attending a summer trip with 4-H?
Start HERE!!! 4-H is the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.
If you are mystified by how to coax fruit from your fruit trees, this is the workshop for you. We will be hands-on in the orchard with lots of tips on getting your fruit trees into shape for production.
Join Extension Educator Kris Medic, a Board-Certified Master Arborist, assisted by Purdue Master Gardeners, for this helpful workshop.
Registration is free, and open now.
For Friday - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-fruit-tree-pruning-workshop-tickets-41471746109
For Saturday -