All face-to-face events are canceled or postponed through May 17. All events with more than 50 attendees are cancelled or postponed through May 2. Check frequently for continued announcements of postponements and cancellations.
Experts from Purdue Extension - Diversified Farming and Food Systems offer ideas on changing your business model, meeting market needs, reaching customers without increasing potential COVID-19 exposure, and continuing to generate income during this difficult period.
Experts from Purdue Extension - Diversified Farming and Food Systems offer ways to initiate and maintain contact with local farmers, questions to ask them, and resources on preparing for changes that might occur in your local market.
Looking for exciting, interactive learning opportunities for your kids while they're at home? Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H Youth Development have you covered with a large list!
To help producers navigate a disruption to local food systems, Purdue Extension offers ideas and guidance on alternative delivery system options, social media marketing tips, additional food safety precautions and more.
Purdue Extension and Hoosier Ag Today address concerns and impacts of COVID-19 on farming and the 2020 planting season in the second Purdue Crop Chat podcast.
Livestock sales fall under the criteria of critical infrastructure and essential functions during Indiana's shelter-in-place order. This guide offers recommendations on safe, responsible practices for those hosting, or attending, livestock sales.
COVID-19 has jeopardized traditional activities for Indiana's green industry, but Purdue Extension has compiled a list of resources related to production, infrastructure and timely, expert information.
Purdue Extension's Community Development team has provided a hub of resources for local governments across Indiana - which play a crucial role in COVID-19 response, reduction of spread and information-sharing.
The coronavirus is a world tragedy. Millions will get sick and too many will die. All of us will worry about family and friends. All of us will miss important events in our lives. The economy will suffer, too. But how much? Larry DeBoer, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, addresses that question using the economist's tool of supply and demand.
As the role of farmers' markets shifts in response to COVID-19, Purdue Extension offers expert tips for markets to amend policies, minimize contamination or community spread, and continue to offer fresh, local foods to the public.
Last week was a whirlwind of trip and event cancellations, movement of courses online and the dusting-off of emergency and contingency plans. This week is likely to bring more social-distancing and quarantining measures. The ultimate toll and impacts of COVID-19 are highly uncertain. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, speculates about the effect of COVID-19, and resultant events, on food markets.
Purdue Extension Specialists in food safety advise that traditional practices to reduce contamination apply to reducing your risk of contracting COVID-19.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. Purdue Extension's Nutrition Education Program has compiled some helpful, simple hints to make healthy choices while staying within your budget.
Purdue Extension - Diversified Farming and Food Systems has shared this FDA Q&A to help producers and restaurant owners understand what to do if a worker tests positive for COVID-19, any need to recall products/close facilities in that instance, and tips for food-service facility operations and surface sanitation.
Betty Feng, assistant professor of food science at Purdue University, recommends the best freezer-friendly foods and best practices to ensure safe, long-term storage.
Hygienic actions that reduce the risk of foodborne illness can also reduce the risk of contracting other viruses, such as COVID-19. Find out best practices from Betty Feng, assistant professor of food science at Purdue University.
Certain community gardens may continue to operate in capacities related to essential functions. In that event, this guide offers best practices for garden managers, volunteers and visitors on safe, responsible operation.
Purdue Extension is providing training for those who want to try their hand at gardening this year. The online course will be offered to allow you to learn from home.
Check here for the latest updates on Extension county office closures related to COVID-19.
On March 18, Dean Plaut issued an update to the College of Agriculture about COVID-19 guidelines. Information changes frequently, so please continue to check for updated information.
From ocean explorations to museum tours, podcasts about the Great Lakes and much more, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant staff has compiled a list of conservation learning activities.