Every February we celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, supported by the American Dental Association (ADA). It first began in 1941 as National Children's Dental Health Day. The topic's popularity grew so that in 1981, the day became a month-long focus on children's dental health. National Dental Health Month focuses on community, through sharing education and activities in schools, clubs, and libraries to help inspire good oral health and dental habits.
4-H animal projects help youth raise and care for an animal as they learn about the nutrition and management of specific species. At the same time, the projects foster life skills in decision making, nurturing, self-motivation, and resilience. Youth learn this knowledge and acquire these skills and abilities through the support of positive adult mentors. In an effort to provide educational tools to the adults involved with youth in 4-H animal projects, an Animal Livestock Focus Group was formed
Next month, approximately 40 percent of American will make a New Year's resolution. In the hopes of maintaining long-lasting change, it is common for people to empty their pantries of tempting foods, lace up their jogging shoes, buy a yearly planner or trade sugary drinks for big bottles of water.
Indiana 4-H hosted a pilot project where 346 youth from 19 counties participated in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) online education program. YQCA is a non-for-profit organization that developed an online course to deliver a consistent, accurate, and evidence-based curriculum to youth participating in livestock projects.
Have you walked outside recently and heard a loud rattling bugle coming from the sky, and thought to yourself "what in the world is making that noise?" More than likely, you were hearing the calls of sandhill cranes. FNR extension specialist shares when and where to view sandhill cranes in Indiana.
The Indiana Extension Educators Association presented its annual award to county educators during Purdue Extension's Professional Development Conference last week.
Are you trying to find a source of funds to use on your farm to compare the sustainability of one production or marketing practice to another? Would some additional funds facilitate your efforts to teach youth about sustainable practices?