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New and aspiring farmers will have an opportunity to visit a diverse group of Indiana farms, network with fellow farmers, and learn from experts in a series of workshops and tours offered as part of Purdue University's Beginning Farmer and Rancher program.
July 2015 Capital Comments: A State Budget Snapshot
On July 14, after a journey of more than 3 billion miles and almost 10 years, we flew a spacecraft past Pluto and took snapshots. That was exciting. Two days later, the Indiana State Budget Agency provided excitement closer to home: a snapshot of Indiana state finances after a 365-day journey through the 2015 fiscal year.
Boot jacks and boots
Boot jacks are something that all of us who grew up on a farm have probably used at one time or another. They are devices that aid in removal of a person's boots. The boot jack allows you to take off your boots without touching them with your hands.
Racoon
With all of the recent rain we have had throughout the state, FNR has received several inquiries about effects on wildlife and what we can expect. Brian MacGowan, extension wildlife specialist, shares how providing wildlife with quality habitat that contains the necessary food, cover and water resources gives them a fighting chance to deal with issues that inevitably arise.
Beef cattle grazing
The Indiana Integrated Resource Management program, sponsored by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, will host a field day for beef producers Aug. 24 at Scenic View Farm in Lawrenceburg.
Purdue Extension food safety specialist Scott Monroe points out that crops exposed to floods from wa
Purdue Extension food safety specialist Scott Monroe has developed a five-point plan to help Indiana's vegetable growers keep their produce safe from floodwaters spilling over from rain-swollen rivers, streams and creeks.
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Twenty-eight minority high school students are on the Purdue University campus through Saturday (July 25) in a program that exposes them to educational and career opportunities in agriculture.
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