The 2017-2018 Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue Area 9 Beef Meeting is set to be held on Monday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. at McGraw's Steakhouse, 2707 S. River Road, West Lafayette. The meeting will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics including an update on current policy and programs from IBCA. The Purdue Dept. of Animal Sciences will also be on hand for educational presentations. To RSVP, contact Courtney Stierwalt at the Purdue Extension F
For anyone needing year end private applicator recertification points (PARP), an upcoming program will meet your requirements. The annual Quad County Winter Crop Update will be held on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. EST at Tri-County High School (11298 W 100 S, Wolcott). Presentations at the program will include Purdue Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel providing "Timely Topics on Soybean Production." Also on the bill, Purdue Extension Educator Bryan Overstreet will be discussing "Nitrogen F
In last week's article, we discussed the benefits of soil sampling during the fall. This week, we will try and answer the question, will I need to fertilize for next year? The answer will likely come down to the classic extension educator response, "it depends" or "it varies." What we might be able to tell you however is if you will need to fertilize based on the results of your soil test.
The holidays are just around the corner and many people are concerned about food safety in regards to the turkey they are planning to serve. By following a few easy steps you can ensure that you will have a turkey dinner that is safe to eat and free from bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses.
Each year the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline answers calls on Thanksgiving Day about thawing, preparing a storing turkey. USDA described some of the situations that could have been disastrous or even deadly in an article, "Holiday Food Safety Bloopers" on their Food Safety Blog (Diane Van, author: Following are some of the advice the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline staff give:
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It's time to enroll in 4-H for the 2017-2018 year! Enrollment began October 1st for youth (4-H and Mini 4-H) and volunteers to enroll in White County 4-H using the 4Honline system at Below are links to instructions on how to enroll new 4-H members and instructions for re-enrolling 4-H members and volunteers.
at the farmers market
The Farmers Market Vendor Workshop Series, part of the Purdue Extension Market Basket 360 initiative, is designed to help your business thrive and grow at the farmers market. Join us this winter for five evening sessions to reinvigorate your sales and presence at the farmers market!

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