After a mild start to the season, the turn of the year has seen winter weather come on full force with brutal temperatures and winds. Midwestern winters are one of the most common complaints of its inhabitants, and I myself could certainly do without negative degree wind chills. However, before we dismiss the season entirely, winter actually does serve an important role in the Midwest and is one of the reasons this area is so suited for certain types of agriculture.
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) is an organization affiliated with the Cooperative Extension Service and Purdue University and is interested in furthering education, leadership and community volunteerism. IEHA is offering eight (8) $500 scholarships to Indiana homemakers who are twenty-five (25) years of age or older.
Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension.
Farmers market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities at the third annual Farmers Market Forum.
As you prepare for the New Year and begin to fill up your calendar, be sure to make room for the annual 2018 White County Ag Winter Schools. Each program this year will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Community Building at the fairgrounds in Reynolds. The Winter Schools will kick off on Monday, January 29th with a talk from Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen, and will then run on consecutive Monday's through the 26th of February. On the 29th Dr. Nielsen will be presenting, "Filter the Ko
The January/February 2018 edition of the White County 4-H Newsletter is now available for your reading.
2018 4-H Trips Application