Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2015 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana.
It started in 1973, when Governor Bowen pushed his property tax relief package through the Indiana General Assembly. Counties could adopt the county adjusted gross income tax (CAGIT) if they wanted more property tax relief than the new state program delivered.
The Got Nature? podcast titled "Rainscaping" focuses on ways to manage excess water in your yard or neighborhood and thus, minimizing polluted runoff from reaching our waterways. Kara Salazar, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist, shares how in a residential setting we can put water to work for us in a sustainable way.
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.