Food
This year's Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of preconference workshops on direct marketing, woodland management, hops cultivation and other topics. The daylong workshops will be offered March 3, a day before the conference opens at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. Extension and industry experts will lead each workshop.
Purdue Extension's Local Foods Program is continuing to help farmers markets improve their marketing and better understand government regulations through the Indiana Farmers Market Forum. The event, formerly known as Farmers Market Boot Camp, will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Building, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis.
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.
Dieudonne Baributsa
The triple-bag technology created at Purdue University to help African smallholder farmers store their crops after harvest also enabled farmers in Sierra Leone to protect their seeds when the Ebola outbreak disrupted agricultural markets.
Purdue Extension is starting a new marketing initiative to promote Indiana's pasture-raised poultry. The goal is to establish a set of common production, processing and branding standards to ensure consistent levels of quality, said Roy Ballard, Extension educator in Hancock County and one of the project coordinators.
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Most hunters are busily making last minute preparations on food plots, hanging tree stands, and honing their marksman skills in hopes they have a chance for that buck of a lifetime. Now experts show how to score your White-tailed deer in this new video.
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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