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2020 White County Posts

December

2021 Indiana Small Farm Conference to go virtual with live and on-demand content

The Indiana Small Farm Conference — Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community...

Grow Your Farm Operation Series Coming in January

Next-generation farmers and business partners are encouraged to join Purdue Extension for an eight-session interactive series “Grow Your Farm...

My Plate Snack Platter

A wonderful and easy way to consume fruits and vegetables is a MyPlate Snack platter. Load up a large plate or tray with your favorite fruits,...

White County 4-H Project Record Sheets

White County 4-H Project Record Sheets

4-H Swine Project Activities

White County 4-H Swine Activities Select the the link below appropriate for the grade in school you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for this year.

4-H Rabbit Project Activities

White County 4-H Rabbit Activities Click the link for the Rabbit Activities appropriate for your grade (grade you were enrolled in when you...

4-H Sheep Project Activities

White County 4-H Sheep Activities Click the link for the Rabbit Activities appropriate for your grade (grade you were enrolled in when you...

4-H Goat Project Activities

White County 4-H Goat Project Activities Select the link below for the appropriate grade level activities. Level 1 - grades 3-5 Level 2 -...

4-H Cake Decorating

"How to" information for making and using icing as decoration for cakes, cookies, etc. A project that can be done individually or in a...

4-H Beef Project Activities

4-H Beef Project Activities Select the appropriate activity for your grade (grade you were in when you enrolled).

Purdue Extension Offering Virtual Programs for Homeowners in New Year

Looking for that perfect gift for a gardening loved one? Or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself! Join Purdue Extension Educators for...

Farm Women are Decision Makers - Annie's Project Prepares Them Well

Farm women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets, and opportunities to a new wave of farmers...

2020-2021 Enrollment Instructions

2020-2021 Enrollment Instructions

Selecting and Taking Care of Your Christmas Tree

With holiday travel being severely impacted this year, and many families staying home versus gathering at their typical meeting places, perhaps you...

Food Gifts

Giving gifts is a tradition for many holidays. Since ancient times, it seems that people the world over have celebrated holidays and festivals for...

November

White County 2021 Summer Assistant

White County 2021 Summer Assistant

Safe and Clean Holiday Hosting

As many households come up with plans for celebrating the holidays this year, extra care should be given for in-person festivities.

Upcoming Ag Econ Programs

In an effort to keep Indiana farmers up to date on the ever changing agricultural economy, Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will be...

Thanksgiving Food Safety

Thanksgiving is usually a time for families to gather and enjoy each other – not suffer from food poisoning! If you choose to get together as...

Can I Cut Back on Fertilizer

Two weeks ago, we discussed the benefits of soil sampling during the fall. This week, we will try and answer the question, will I need to fertilize...

How to Store and Wash Masks

The following is from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As our numbers of COVID-19 continue to increase across the area, state and nation and...

Upcoming Program Offering Private Applicator Recertification Points

Upcoming Program Offering Private Applicator Recertification Points

2021 4-H Scholarships

2021 4-H Scholarships

Fall Weather Providing Perfect Weather for Soil Sampling

This fall’s mild weather has allowed farmers to plug along with harvest, with many already done or nearing completion. With suitable weather...

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Fall is a great time to prepare your heating systems for the winter months ahead. Whether your home uses a radiator or a furnace, The American...

Save Energy on Appliances

Your appliances are only as energy efficient as the way you use them. Appliances account for about 20 percent of your household energy use, with...

Virtual Workshop on Farmland Leasing Offered

The Purdue Extension Land Lease Team is hosting two virtual workshops for landowners and farmers to learn more about farmland leases, legal aspects...

October

White County 2020 November-December Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over. We have survived one of the strangest years ever, and we made the best of a difficult year in...

Securing This Year's Harvest

As farmers wrap up this year’s harvest and auger in the last few bushels of grain into the bin, their attention will turn to managing that...

Becoming a Certified UVA Pilot

Are you interested in becoming a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) remote pilot or are already flying without the Federal Aviation...

Dinning with Diabetes

The Purdue Extension – White County office will be offering Dining with Diabetes sessions virtually beginning Tuesdays, November...

Being bitten by Tiny Black Bugs

Have you been outside recently and experienced a painful bite, only to find a barely visible, tiny black bug on your skin? The culprit was most...

Purdue Offering Digital Agriculture Webinar Series

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this...

10 Tips to Add More Vegetables to your Day

Most of us have heard we should have half of our plate or meal consist of vegetables or fruits. Eating vegetables is important because they provide...

4-H Enrollment UPDATE-4H Online 2.0

4H Online 2.0 is ready to go! Thank you for your patience as we work through the technical difficulties. Please use this reference guide when...

Helping Kids Get Involved in Cleaning

Cleaning with kids can feel like an impossible venture but with the right approach and age-appropriate tasks, kids can learn how to help out around...

Will Trees Show Us Their Color This Fall?

It seems that for much of the summer we were receiving just enough rain to keep the lawn mowers running, but not much extra. Lately, the rain has...

September

Check Stalk Health as You Prioritize Harvest

As farmers around the state are pulling their combines into fields for the first time this fall, they are finding out that they may not be done...

Food Safety for Buffets and Parties

Now that Indiana is moving into stage 5 of the ‘Back on Track’ plan and as a part of that group sizes are not limited, the potential...

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

An eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating...

Be Safe this Harvest Season

Combines are beginning to roll around White County, and as National Farm Safety Week is acknowledged across the U.S. now is a good time to remind...

Safe School Lunch Packing Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about lunchtime. For some of us, the kitchen table has become an unexpected office or leaning space for...

Annual DNR Tree Sale

On October 1st, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting orders for their annual tree seedling sale. Tree seedlings...

End of Summer Cleaning

Want a great start to next summer? Spend some time now returning warm weather gear to its best possible state before you store it away....

Fall Crop Outlook

In a typical year, I would be using this space to promote our upcoming annual Ag Outlook Breakfast, a program designed to help farmers interpret...

Yard Tasks to Tackle in September

Another seasonal resource I like to point people to is Purdue’s Consumer Horticulture website, which can be accessed here:...

August

Results from Annual Purdue Farmland Value Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly be the defining economic event of 2020 and beyond, and has brought uncertainty to markets around the world....

Faster Cleaning Shortcuts

If you have children in your home, you know how quickly, now that they are back in school, the evening can be consumed with getting everything done...

Planning now will help with Weed Control next Year

Conditions have been mostly favorable for crops throughout the growing season this year, however this also means that the setting is ripe for...

WHIN Region COVID-19 Impact Survey

WHIN Region COVID-19 Impact Survey

Purdue Crops Field Day Going Virtual

The annual Crops Field Day at ACRE (Agronomy Center for Research and Education) will be going virtual this year, providing farmers and...

The Role of Disinfectants

We’ve been hearing a lot about disinfectants lately. Wipes and sprays are in high demand and frequently recommended for protecting us from...

Crabgrass May Be Taking Over Lawns, but Control May Need to Wait

Homeowners may be noticing the dreaded crabgrass weed taking hold in their lawns this time of year, and unfortunately this hard to kill weed may...

Home Canning and Botulism by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends. But it can be risky – or even deadly...

August - September Extension Homemakers Newsletter

August - September Extension Homemakers Newsletter

State Fair Results

State Fair Results

Safe and Clean While Traveling

After being cooped up for months, it seems unfair to also go without a summer or fall vacation. However, many of the risks of COVID-19 can be...

Removing Sunscreen Stains

If you get sunscreen on your clothes, floors or car seats, don’t worry! There are some easy ways to clean it off. Below are some pointers,...

July

Livestock Show Results

Livestock Show Results

Five High-Touch Spots in Your Home to Disinfect Daily

For many of us, our cleaning routines have changed in the past few months. According to a survey conducted by Ipsos, eight in ten Americans have...

Details Regarding Virtual Master Gardener Program

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Purdue Extension will be offering a state-wide virtual Master Gardener program this fall. The series will be held...

Pesticide Clean Sweep Project Coming to White County

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is sponsoring a program that will allow Indiana businesses (farmers, agricultural dealers, cities...

Japanese Beetle Season Beginning

Japanese beetles are out in full force this year and causing a lot of damage to landscapes, trees, gardens and row crops around the state.

Pygmy Goat Showbill

Pygmy Goat Showbill

Purdue Offering Virtual Master Gardener Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an interest in gardening around the world. People are more interested in being able to take care of themselves,...

Swine show bill

2020 Swine showbill is ready for viewing

Swine Pen assignments

Swine Pen assignments

5 Tips for Working Remotely from Home and Caring for Children During COVID-19

5 Tips for Working Remotely from Home and Caring for Children During COVID-19

How to Water a Garden

It may seem silly to offer advice on how to properly water a garden, but experienced gardeners will tell you, there is more to it than one might...

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