As a child, I recall the Peanuts special where Linus and Sally waited in the pumpkin patch for the "Great Pumpkin" to arrive, only to be disappointed by a no-show in the end. Here in the real world, you may choose your own great pumpkin to carve jack-o'-lanterns or make pumpkin pies, and fresh market pumpkins are available for you.
In the last couple of years, I have written about a relatively new Indiana pest - the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomopha halys. The population of this insect continues to grow, and you may see these insects on the windows in your home soon, or chewing on your crops, fruits or vegetables in coming years.
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The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the residents of Indiana a chance to grow. Under the guidance and support of Purdue Extension, selected residents of a county voluntarily begin a training program specifically designed to prepare them to help others grow.
The following are links of interest for agriculture and natural resources related topics.
Noble County ANR news articles, news releases and newsletters
After years of experience, we know that some questions get asked frequently. These are the top 50+ questions the Purdue Extension office in many counties typically receive. If you have a question that you feel may be a common question relating to agriculture, natural resources, pest control, home lawn and garden, or other similar field, start here.
Below is the 2016 edition of the Northeast Indiana Farmers Market Guide, including Farmers Markets and farm stands (direct-to-consumer).

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