This year's Indiana State Fair will offer plenty of thrills, but it is unlikely fairgoers will experience anything quite like the ghoulish fun of the newest exhibit in the Purdue Extension Agriculture/Horticulture Building. Called Don't Be a Zombie - Be Prepared, the exhibit consists of a walk-though maze and interactive video game designed to simulate a zombie apocalypse. The adventure ends at an underground storm shelter stocked with all the supplies necessary for survival in an emergency.
Indiana fruit and vegetable growers bringing irrigation systems into operation as production gets into full swing should have their water tested as part of good agricultural practices for produce food safety, Purdue Extension food safety educator Scott Monroe says.
Shoppers at more than 100 farmers markets, grocery stores, food pantries and roadside produce stands throughout Indiana can now connect with FoodLink, Purdue Extension's online hub for information about healthy foods.
Organizers of Purdue Extension's Indiana Pastured Poultry Branding Initiative are looking for public input to help develop a set of common production, processing and branding standards for producers.
Britain's departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana's economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2016 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana. Any active faculty or staff member is eligible. A person may have made a contribution through the classroom, counseling, research or Extension.
Three agricultural experts from Purdue University have been appointed to a newly created Association of Public and Land-grant Universities commission to help ensure universal food security by 2050.