Starting July 1, Purdue Extension will adhere to Indiana's Back on Track plan. This means that contingent on meeting strict criteria and adherence to best practices, county 4-H fairs can occur in the month of July. Through June 30, in-person events remain either postponed or offered virtually.
Are you a farmers' market master or vendor? Consult this official guidance coordinated by Purdue Extension and other state / county agencies for best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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!
Should you wear gloves when cleaning or caring for someone sick? Yes. In most other situations? They're not necessary and could even serve to further COVID-19 (or other illnesses and germs).
Purdue Extension offers recommendations and best practices to assist those agricultural businesses who want to maintain U-Pick operations or agritourism activities.
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.
The recording of Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture's April 20th COVID-19's Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture webinar is available for viewing. The webinar features Purdue ag economists examining COVID-19's impact on U.S. food and agriculture.
Indiana Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness (IN-PREPared) provides Indiana residents with easy access to critical disaster-related information - from extreme weather events to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Purdue Extension recommends best practices and precautions to maintain a healthy farm workforce and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Purdue Extension recommends the following best practices and precautions to minimize potential spread of COVID-19 for those hosting, working and attending produce auctions.
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.
Members of Purdue Extension's INPREPared program have compiled five strategies to educate children about the farm workplace and establish a culture of safety.
Local growers and farmers' markets that are able to serve customers by accepting food-purchasing assistance programs can offer a lifeline to those struggling with food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
From instructions on determining your net worth to creating a budget, Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences offers suggestions on how to maintain financial control and minimize hardship in the event of reduced income.
The nation is experiencing its sharpest, deepest recession in 80 years - prompted by a drop in consumer spending correlated to the COVID-19 pandemic. To recover, consumers must spend again. But how will that happen? Larry DeBoer, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, takes a look.
Purdue Extension's Community Development team has collected resources for small businesses to reference as they adapt to new ways of business in response to COVID-19.
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.
Interested in learning more about USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)?
As far as science can tell, viruses have always existed. There is no getting away from them. There are literally millions of them, and they are everywhere in the world. Though most are innocuous, there are always some that can invade and infect the living cells of other life forms. Insects play a significant role in transmitting viral diseases to both animals and plants.
Diabetes is an underlying condition that can weaken the immune system's response to COVID-19. Purdue Extension offers some tips on maintaining health for those living with diabetes.
Purdue University's College of Health and Human Sciences created resources for families to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this month's Dr. Tim's Spineless Wonders, Tim Gibb shares insight into animal to human disease and tips for staying healthy around your pets.
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.
Looking for reasons to get outside and learn from home? Purdue Extension shares online resources on gardening, lawn and landscape care.
Thinking about starting a vegetable garden at home? Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulture specialist Rosie Lerner shares some video tips to help you get growing.
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.
Indiana 4-H shares the positive mental health benefits of spending time outdoors, places to visit and outside activities to enjoy while following social distancing guidelines.
The Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H community continues to live out the 4-H pledge by finding creative ways to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives, Purdue Extension is finding new ways to help the people of Indiana.