Do you farm? Do you own or work for an agricultural business? Do you work with livestock? Are you interested in learning more about the new farm bill options, research at SEPAC, on-farm research, forages and forage quality, or safe livestock handling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Purdue Extension has the program for you. There is a new business of agriculture series being offered at the South East Purdue Agricultural Center.
Starting in January, Purdue Extension started offering a series of traditional winter farm meetings with a digital-age twist: Participants and presenters from throughout the state are linked via the Internet. Each meeting in the series focuses on a different issue in agricultural production or agribusiness.
If you've wanted to sharpen your gardening skills and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Purdue University has the ideal program for you.
Beginning March 16th, a Master Gardener training series will be offered for residents of Decatur, Jennings, Jackson Counties and surrounding areas.
Many thanks to those who enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program using the new 4HOnline system. In this year of transition to a new enrollment system and our move to focus on year-round educational programming for the 4-H youth we serve, we don't want to leave anyone out. If you were unable to enroll by January 15 and wish to participate in Indiana 4-H in 2015, simply contact the Extension Office to complete a paper enrollment form and submit the required program fees.
To place a book in the hands of a preschooler did not take an act of Congress, however it did take several community partnerships to make this gift of literacy possible for thirty-six preschoolers at the Decatur County Head Start.
Decatur County 4-H Junior Leaders were challenged to become actively involved in the community by following the Indiana 4-H Mission Mandate of Citizenship.
4-H offers hundreds of different ways to learn and do new things. 4-H is the nation's largest youth service organization. It helps young people develop and improve life skills such as self-confidence, leadership, citizenship and communications. Why should youth join 4-H? Through 4-H, you are exposed to fun and challenges that bring about education in numerous areas. With 4-H, you can: Have fun, make friends and go places!
4-H is a program that gives young people an advantage. It gives them the