Do you grow vegetables or home fruits, but have more than you can utilize on a freshly-picked basis? Purdue Extension in Noble and Whitley Counties has a program for you entitled, "Preserving Nature's Bounty" Nov. 24, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Purdue Extension - Whitley County office, 115 South Line Street, Columbia City, Indiana. The program is one lesson within the ongoing Master Gardener basic training class, but it is open to the public free of charge.
A program covering chainsaw safety and tree felling techniques will be offered December 11, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Hayden Rental and Power Equipment, 615 Westgate Avenue in Kendallville. Registration is requested by Dec. 4.
Whether you like carving jack-o'-lanterns or eating pumpkin pie, one thing is clear: pumpkin season has begun! Fresh market pumpkins are now available.
Forage Guide
Forage crops are important to many producers in northeastern Indiana, and a new Purdue resource will help farmers manage their forage enterprise. Orders are now being taken for the newly revised third edition of the Forage Field Guide, a pocket guide published by Purdue University's Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.
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The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the residents of Indiana a chance to grow. Under the guidance and support of Purdue Extension, selected residents of a county voluntarily begin a training program specifically designed to prepare them to help others grow.
The following are links of interest for agriculture and natural resources related topics.
After years of experience, we know that some questions get asked frequently. These are the top 50+ questions the Purdue Extension office in many counties typically receive. If you have a question that you feel may be a common question relating to agriculture, natural resources, pest control, home lawn and garden, or other similar field, start here.