"To empower farm women to be better business partners"
The 2018 Session of Annie's Project , a program developed to empower farm women to be better business partners, is scheduled to be held in Rensselaer each Wednesday from January 24th through March 7th. We will be skipping the week of February 14th. Classes will be held at the Purdue Extension Jasper County Office from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central time.
While artificial trees are certainly more of the norm these days, there is a growing trend of people choosing authentic Christmas trees to decorate their home during the holiday season. While artificial trees certainly have their advantages, the experience of cutting your own tree or the fragrance a real one provides can add a great deal of festivity to any home. If you are new to purchasing a real tree, Purdue Extension has a few excellent resources to help you out along the way. Publications F
A few announcements from the Farm Service Agency (FSA): the deadline to certify wheat and other small grains is December 15th, certifications after this date will come with a late fee of $46. If you have any changes to your operation in 2018, such as picking up land or changing to a trust or LLC, or need to enroll for the 2018 season please contact the FSA at 574-583-7622. Lastly, commodity loans are available. The rates for White County stored grain are: corn - $2.00 and soybeans - $5.13. The i
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The annual Indiana Small Farm Conference and trade show will take place on March 1-3. Registration is now open.
"The opioid crisis has greatly affected rural communities," said Angie Abbott, associate director of Purdue Extension and program leader for Health and Human Sciences Extension. "We see this symposium as a way to build awareness and forge effective partnerships among organizations and individuals to address this dire public health emergency."
With the holiday season upon us, many consumers will be preparing food for family and friends. When you go to the grocery store and select food, how well do you really know your food labels? Are you a food label reader? Do you know the answers to these questions? (Answers are at the end of the article.)