Across the nation, local foods have emerged as a growing business sector. New jobs are being created in our "food system" which includes the process of growing, processing, distributing, consuming, and composting/recycling. In an effort to assess White County's potential as a local foods hub, learn how we can improve our food system, and educate people as to why it is important to do so, the Purdue Extension Service will be hosting the "White County Local Foods Summit."
The 2017 White County 4-H Fair Auction will begin this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the 4-H Show Arena. Click link below to view the Sale Bill.
White County 4-H Fair, July 21-27, 2017 at the White County 4-H Fairgrounds in Reynolds, Indiana.
The Office of the Indiana State Chemist is sponsoring a program that will allow Indiana businesses (farmers, agricultural dealers, schools, etc) the opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted pesticides. The project is designed to collect suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides. These pesticides may include: weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, and miticides, among others. This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per pa
White Co. 4-H Newsletter - July/August 2017
Includes important information regarding the 4-H Fair. Please read carefully.
It's the lazy, hazy days of summer... but don't get to lazy about food safety during the summer grilling season. Or, your summer fun may turn into food poisoning! Here's a summary of food safety tips from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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. These metallic green and bronze pests being emerging in late June and early July and are known to feed on more than 300 different plant varieties. The beetles will remain a problem for the remainder of the summer until temperatures begin to cool down, likely not until September. Japanese beetle eggs are laid in the soil during July and August, followed by the