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Women in all sectors of agriculture will be offered educational and networking opportunities at the 15th Annual Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. The Feb. 17-18 conference will be at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, in Columbus, Indiana. Registration for either Wednesday or Thursday costs $80, or $90 for both days, if payment is received by Feb. 3.
How to Build a Simple Chair for Schools or Homes in Disadvantaged Areas of the World Using Local Res
Low-cost, durable, attractive chairs can be produced in any region of the world from locally available wood, wood residues, or semi-processed woody materials. This publication by Dr. Eva Haviarova and Dr. Carl Eckelman, describes the process for producing these durable chairs.
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Planting food plots is a popular activity for landowners interested in attracting wildlife for viewing or hunting wildlife.
Tree Pruning Essentials
Urban Forestry Specialist Lindsey Purcell's helpful publication "Tree Pruning Essentials" is now available in a Spanish-language version, "Lo Esencial Para la Poda de Árboles." This publication explores the techniques behind good pruning, from the planning process before planting to monitoring the tree's response after the pruning cuts.
​Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)
The Indiana Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) created a new Facebook page to announce national and state events. This national program developed through the 4-H Youth Development and FFA teaches wildlife identification, wildlife natural history and habitat management.
Got Nature? Podcasts
This new podcast series, Boiler Up for Wildlife, has our host Dr. Rod Williams talking with wildlife biologists about current wildlife issues. For this week's podcast we are discussing disease issues associated with White-tailed Deer.
Cassens Christmas Trees
The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.

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