Commercial Growers
Most Purdue Extension activities during the Indiana State Fair this year will be held under one roof - the newly named Purdue Extension Ag/Hort Building. The building will house several exhibits, featuring one of Extension's newest, "The Edible Journey: The Incredible Story of How Your Food Gets to You", as well as food preparation and nutrition demonstrations. The Ag/Hort Building is on the far west side of the fairgrounds in the midway area.
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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.
Wine bottles
Purdue University will host the Indy International Wine Competition July 29-31. The event, organized by the Purdue Wine Grape Team, will take place at the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms off State Street. The event is open for public viewing 9 a.m. to noon July 29-30, but tasting is not permitted.
Indiana's flood-ravaged grain crops could still produce a modest yield, but the chances for recovery are becoming increasingly slim with more rain forecast for parts of the state over the next two weeks, Purdue Extension experts say.