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Purdue Extension-Daviess County
Ag and Natural Resources E-newsletter
April 20, 2020
Given Governor Holcomb's announcement on March 23rd regarding COVID-19, Purdue Extension is required to limit public access to
Extension offices. Daviess County Extension Educators are working remotely and still available by phone or email to serve your needs.
Please, call the Extension Office at (812) 254-8668, or email Luis A. Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Extension Events Update
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the important need to slow this spread, this week Purdue University and Purdue Extension announced the decision to extend the existing ban on face-to-face events through June 30, 2020. A decision regarding July events will be made on May 15.
Please click on blue underlined words for additional information.
Ag and Natural Resource Events
April 8-May 13 – Make Hump Day Hemp Day @ Your PC
April 23 & April 30 - Communicating with Farmers Under Stress Program-Online 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (EDT)
April 28 & May 5 - Communicating with Farmers Under Stress Program-Online 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (EDT)
[extension.purdue.edu/daviess]April 28 & May 12 -Learn Woodland Management Practices and Timber Marketing - Webinars 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Weekly – Purdue Crop Chat podcasts
Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14- Gardening tips for everyone
Online marketing strategies with low budgets series
April 16-May 28- April Small Ruminants Lunch and Learn Webinars Series. For more information contact Sara Dzimianski.
Starting April 28- Livestock & Poultry 101 - A FREE beginner’s course to raising healthy livestock and poultry
News, Updates & Resources
- Protecting Farm Labor during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Recommendations for Produce Auctions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Crop Check is a voluntary communication tool that enables row crop producers and pesticide applicators
to work together to increase stewardship. Some pesticide labels now even require applicators to go to
Drift Watch before making a pesticide application.
You can find the website here: https://in.cropcheck.org/map
- Purdue Fast Start for youth interested in earning a Purdue degree and starting in High School.
- Help our community get funding for hospitals, schools, roads and much more by completing the 2020 Census.
- National Cover Crop survey-take a few minutes to fill out this survey to help guide future conservation efforts.
- Remember if you want to spray Paraquat in 2020 you have to be a licensed applicator and you must successfully complete an EPA-approved training. Check out this site for details and accessing the training.
- Beginning January 1, 2023, RFID-equipped ear tags will become the official form of identification for cattle recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- Did you know Purdue Extension has a YouTube channel where you can find videos on invasive plant species, birds, drill calibration for conservation plantings, beginning farmers, livestock production, gardening and much more? Visit this link to view the numerous videos.
- Interested in conducting on-farm research trials? If you are, contact the Extension Office (812-882-3509) for information and assistance. Examples of On-Farm Research.
- Visit the Purdue Extension Education Store for Publications and Resources.
The Master Gardener's Program scheduled to start in May
has been post-poned until August
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