Military veterans, active duty members and their families can learn more about how to start or operate a farm during a daylong program sponsored by Purdue University's Indiana Beginning Farmer program.
Trees are lost or seriously damaged every year from high winds, heavy rainfall and other storm-related weather. Once the tree is damaged, deciding on what to do is an important process. Urban Forestry Specialist Lindsey Purcell explains common tree injuries and how to identify them, how to conduct a risk assessment when trees are damaged, and steps to take after the storms are over.
Purdue Extension in July will offer two programs to update vegetable growers on federal regulations involving postharvest food safety and show how they can reduce the risk of contamination. The workshop will be offered July 6 at the Oaktown Produce Depot, 13990 Old U.S. 41, Oaktown, and July 12 at the Nelson Hall of Food Science on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.
A series of farm tours this summer will allow families to explore modern dairy farming practices in northern Indiana. The Northern Indiana Dairy Trail, co-sponsored by Purdue Extension, will take place June 18 and 25, with five to six dairy farms open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
A Purdue Extension workshop will help farmers and those who work in grain handling facilities better understand how to prevent grain dust combustion and explosion.
Watch closely houseplants that have been set outdoors. They need more water than they did indoors. They can dry out rapidly in hot, summer breezes.
Reluctantly, it is time to see the end of this year's asparagus and rhubarb harvest.