Producers wanting to help satisfy consumers' growing appetite for bison can learn more about the opportunities and challenges of raising bison by attending a Purdue Extension program. The Bison Advantage Workshop, co-sponsored by the National Bison Association, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.16 at Cook's Bison Ranch, 5645 E. County Road 600 S, Wolcottville.
Wente Vineyards' 2013 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon was named Wine of the Year at the 25th Indy International Wine Competition, held Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 3 and 4) at Purdue University. The annual event is the largest independent wine competition in the United States, featuring 79 classes of wines from commercial and private winemakers around the world.
Nominations are being accepted for two of the highest awards presented by the Purdue University College of Agriculture to honor professionals who have made significant contributions to society. The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award and Certificate of Distinction are presented annually to professionals who have shown dedication to improving their communities and society as a whole through professional and personal achievement and service.
Indiana fruit and vegetable growers bringing irrigation systems into operation as production gets into full swing should have their water tested as part of good agricultural practices for produce food safety, Purdue Extension food safety educator Scott Monroe says.
Shoppers at more than 100 farmers markets, grocery stores, food pantries and roadside produce stands throughout Indiana can now connect with FoodLink, Purdue Extension's online hub for information about healthy foods.
Britain's departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana's economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.
Three agricultural experts from Purdue University have been appointed to a newly created Association of Public and Land-grant Universities commission to help ensure universal food security by 2050.