The Indiana State Fair is the culmination of the 4-H livestock experience, where 4-H members showcase what they have learned with their animal over the course of the summer. The Indiana State Fair's Indiana Bred and Owned program is another opportunity for 4-H youth to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with their animal.
Those seeking to fulfill Indiana's new mandatory training requirements for the application of dicamba herbicide products on DT soybeans can attend a free webinar hosted by Purdue Extension and the Purdue Pesticide Programs.
Check out this new video by Purdue Extension FNR as wildlife biologist Bob Cordes with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shares step by step safe handling techniques to reach your goals in providing a wholesome organic source of meat for you and your family.
Area livestock shows and livestock conferences in the state of Indiana. Check them out to increase your showmanship skills.
Q. I have two lavender plants by our front porch. I'm not sure when to trim them. One time in the fall, I pruned them back and it killed them. I replaced those and the plants are now about two years old. Should I trim/prune them in the fall or spring? If so, how much? - C.G., Knox County
Recently, the media lit up with the news that kissing bugs are loose in the United States and are spreading a horrific, tropical sickness called Chagas disease. Like most sensational news stories, the panic is overblown, and the actual risk of contracting the disease here in the Midwest is practically nonexistent.
Have you ever known a child who received free or reduced priced meals at school, or a family who received food stamps? Have you ever volunteered at a food pantry, soup kitchen, or community garden? Have you ever been a recipient of food from one of these places? And have you ever thought about how you can get involved to make a difference in your community?