Line supervisors, product developers, food technologists and other employees involved in the thermal processing of foods can complete certification courses during a three-day program at Purdue University. The courses, which will be held May 8-11, 2017, at Purdue's Better Process Better Control School, are specifically designed for line supervisors who must meet training requirements under FDA and USDA regulations.
With shared-use kitchens steadily gaining popularity, Purdue Extension has designed four tours to give attendees an inside look at 12 successful kitchens throughout the Midwest. Anyone involved in a project to develop or support a shared-use kitchen, and the entrepreneurs and food businesses that use these kitchens are welcome to attend.
Produce growers in northern Indiana and southern Michigan can learn to make their operations more profitable and productive March 21 at the second annual Michiana Vegetable and Fruit Growers Meeting.
Coleen Gabhart of Lawrence, Indiana and nine other Indiana 4-H members witnessed history by attending the 58th presidential inauguration as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, a leadership conference sponsored by National 4-H.
Welcome to our 2017 Agricultural Outlook. It's a new year that will bring opportunities and challenges for agricultural industries.
Purdue University Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist Katie Barnett says her job is about two things: connections and possibilities. "When you're buying a wine, you could buy a bottle that's on sale," Barnett said, "but what if instead, you bought a sweet wine that was Indiana grown? What if you read the label and saw that they have a small restaurant at their winery, or that they sell their wine at a wine bar five minutes from your house? You could spend your next Friday night at a winery
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's North Central Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education program is offering a number of grants for farmers, educators and researchers working on projects in sustainable agriculture. Individuals and groups are eligible to apply for the grants, which promote "ecologically sound, profitable and socially responsible farming and ranching," said Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension educator in Hancock County and Indiana SARE coordinator.