Upcoming Hardwood Lumber Workshops offer resources and training on sawmill maintenance, trouble shooting, scanning, sawing, marketing, sales and more. Dan Cassens, Purdue FNR professor of wood products, and experts through the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association (IHLA) will be providing valuable information for producers and users of hardwood lumber.
On Friday (Oct. 9) the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming the Hall of Animal Sciences and the Center for Experiential Learning - facilities scheduled to open in 2017 - for the Creighton Brothers founders and Land O' Lakes, respectively, in recognition of their gifts.
Orders are now being taken for the newly revised third edition of the Forage Field Guide, published by the Purdue University's Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. The new edition, updated from 2010, will be released in November. It has a section showing producers how to adjust the bulk-seeding rate for forage grasses based on the purity and germination rate of the seed they are using.
A project involving Purdue University led to the launch of a Lake Michigan nearshore buoy that will provide boaters and beachgoers with more real-time data on lake conditions.