Agriculture
Jon Neufelder, a Purdue Extension educator, operates a small-plot harvester. The harvester is specif
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.
Line supervisors, product developers, food technologists and other employees involved in the thermal processing of foods can complete certification courses during a three-day program at Purdue University. The courses, which will be held May 8-11, 2017, at Purdue's Better Process Better Control School, are specifically designed for line supervisors who must meet training requirements under FDA and USDA regulations.
Coyote, photo by Alfred Viola, bugwood.org
In acknowledging National Wildlife Week, #nationalwildlifeweek, it seems fitting to place this post regarding several concerned questions that we receive on coyotes. While folks are quick to recognize the call of spring peepers, or the song of robins, they are surprised to know other types of wildlife can call their backyard home.
Indiana youth interested in careers in the dairy industry are encouraged to attend the 2017 Indiana 4-H Dairy Youth Conference on April 8. The conference, staged as a mystery investigation to find "Bessy the cow's illness," will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2002 Pleasant St., Noblesville.
With shared-use kitchens steadily gaining popularity, Purdue Extension has designed four tours to give attendees an inside look at 12 successful kitchens throughout the Midwest. Anyone involved in a project to develop or support a shared-use kitchen, and the entrepreneurs and food businesses that use these kitchens are welcome to attend.
Purdue Extension will host a webinar covering the keys to success for small-scale horticulture businesses. The webinar is free and will be presented March 29, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required.
Hardwood lumber.
Hardwood lumber grades are the basis for the selling and purchasing of hardwood lumber. This session March 29th will provide registrants with a quick understanding of grading concepts, terminology, and pricing. Registrants will have a hands-on opportunity to practice grading.

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