Hosted by Purdue Agriculture, Boiler Bridge is a statewide series of free, open-to-the-public events that help college-curious youth and parents learn more about all fields of study at Purdue University and showcase local Purdue Extension programs.
About 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year in the United States, an amount equal to 123 times the weight of the Empire State Building. This cost consumers $370 per person each year:
Protein foods: $140
Added fat and sugar: $60
Abundant rainfall coupled with high humidity this summer has led to several reports of ear rots in corn around the state. The most common of these rots are Diplodia and Trichoderma. Diplodia ear rot can be characterized by a white or gray mold that covers the ear and is usually associated with a lighter than normal ear. This fungus thrives when we have wet, humid conditions when the corn is silking as well as up to 3 weeks after silking. Corn that is showing a greenish or blue mold that is growi
A snack is defined as a small amount of food eaten between meals (Merriam-Webster.com). Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to plan and choose snacks full of nutrients our bodies need, instead of snacks full of extra calories, sugar and fat.
Snacks can prevent you from overeating at meals. Incorporating snacks into your daily diet can provide nutrients that otherwise would be missing from your day. An example would be having carrot sticks and cottage cheese
Volunteers are essential to the White County 4-H program! Find out what you need to know here.
The time is here to enroll in White County 4-H for the 2016-2017 4-H year! The online enrollment window is October 1st, 2016 - January 15, 2017. Youth (4-H and Mini 4-H) can be enrolled using the 4HOnline system at https://in.4honline.com.
The coming weeks will see leaves around the county transition from green to brilliant fall colors and eventually defoliating, marking the onset of winter. Tree leaves stay green throughout the summer due to the abundant presence of chlorophyll, a product of photosynthesis; however, as the days grow shorter, chlorophyll production wanes and the compounds in the leaf that remain determine what color the leaf becomes. Different varieties of trees will have different compounds present, thus determin