WANTED: Persons Interested in Learning Home Food Preservation! Do you enjoy or want to learn about canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, making homemade jams and jellies, or try your hand at pickling foods? You have an opportunity to take the Master Food Preserver course. Purdue Extension Marshall County is offering a series of classes on safe food preservation techniques through the Master Food Preserver Program in Rochester, Indiana.
During the 2017 Central Indiana Field Day in the Tri-county area of Clinton, Howard and Tipton counties, speakers will talk to attendees about a wide range of topics to improve various aspects of farm production. Discussions range from recent research on weeds, entomology and cover crops to the use of field data in farming and best practices with solar panels.
Saying goodbye is a difficult thing to do. It doesn't matter if that goodbye is to an old friend, a house we have lived in for some time, or activities that have been part and parcel of our lives. So today, it is with some sadness and a bit of a lump in my throat that I must say goodbye to the readers of "On 6 Legs." In a couple of weeks, I am retiring from Purdue, and this is my last column.
Are you looking for ways to increase the economic stability of your farm or to sell fresh vegetables right up to Thanksgiving or Christmas? How about getting an early start on raising produce in the spring? If so, a high tunnel may be a great option to increase the productivity of your farm operations. Purdue Extension and Indiana University are collaborating to offer three field days featuring high tunnels, geared towards Hoosier farmers who own or manage specialty crop operations and are inter
Livestock producers can learn what it takes to develop better forage management skills during a four-stop bus tour. The South Central Indiana Forage Tour includes first-hand lessons on forage selection for various livestock, best forage management practices and direct marketing.
Veterans, active military and their families are invited to join Purdue Extension's Indiana Beginning Farmer program for an educational session and tour of Tuttle Orchards near Greenfield.
Think of the changes in the Indiana property tax system between 1998 and 2010. The Indiana Supreme Court threw out the assessment system in December 1998. We started using market values for the reassessment in 2003. In 2002, we changed the formula for calculating the maximum property tax levy, and created a huge deduction for homesteads. In 2004, we amended the Indiana Constitution to allow those big homestead deductions. In 2008, we increased them even more.