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2023 Extension News and Stories
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El Nino Signals Warm, Dry Winter

Strong climatic signals for this winter, associated with what could become a “super El Nino,” show Indiana predicted to be warmer and drier than normal. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) places the entire state into this designation, with the exception of the southern edges of counties along the Ohio River, where the probability of drier than average conditions weakens to equal chances of above-normal, normal, or below-normal precipitation

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Field Day Explores Invasive Species Management

Invasive species, especially in native woodlands areas, are a major concern in southern Indiana woodlands. A full day invasive species workshop hosted at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC) featured lectures, wagon tours, hands-on demonstrations, and forest walks.

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Purdue reminds agricultural employers of their responsibilities when hiring youth workers

Harvest is a busy time of the year for Indiana farmers. Recent injury incidents involving youth and inexperienced workers highlight the potentially hazardous events that can be paired with the season.

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Indiana sheep shearing school open for registration

The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring a shearing school, hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) on Saturday February 24, at Purdue University’s Sheep Center.

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How Much Will Homeowner Property Taxes Rise in 2024?

The second installment for 2023 property taxes was due earlier this month. If you’re a homeowner, either you sent a check to your county treasurer or your bank paid the tax out of escrow.

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Supporting climate-informed agricultural programming at Extension

A team of Extension personnel across five states, in partnership with the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, is working to better understand opportunities and barriers for climate-informed agricultural programming at Extension across the Midwest. The project, Climate Ready Midwest, aims to define what “climate-smart agriculture” means to the Midwestern Extension agricultural community and empower Extension to lead climate-informed agricultural programming across the Midwest.

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