Just a few short weeks ago, we were wondering “will it ever warm up?” As this newsletter was being put together, warm weather arrived! Summer is here, with the longer daylight hours, the school year is wrapping up, and the fair is just a few short weeks away.
As outdoor activities get into full swing, it is important to remember to take appropriate precautions to be safe. Make sure to protect you and your families from sunburn and heat exhaustion. Also, it is starting out to be a bad year for ticks. (See information on pages 23—25 of this newsletter about ticks.)
June is also National Dairy Month. On May 27, the winner of the Indy 500, Will Power, celebrated with the traditional drink of Indiana produced milk. Did you know that LaGrange County has the most dairy farms of any county in Indiana at 576? Did you know that Indiana is the second ranked state in ice cream production and, in fact, Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana was know as the ice cream capital of the world. Go out and support our local dairy industry this month and all summer by enjoying your favorite ice cream treats!
The newsletter is posted on the county Extension Facebook page too. You can review previous newsletters below. If you would like a copy of the newsletter mailed or emailed to you, please contact the county extension office.
Please note that the county 4-H newsletter has undergone a few changes. The 4-H newsletter will be compiled with Natural Resources/Ag and Health and Human Sciences until further notice. This newsletter will be going our monthly. If you have further questions, please contact the county office.
Below are previous and current newsletters.