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09/24/2021

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09/23/2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Adopt a Cow for your classroom is now open through Sept. 25 - get lesson plans, activities and personalized farm photos for students of all ages right to your inbox!

➡️ Find out more at: discoverdairy.com/adopt

Registration ends soon for this Mental Health FIRST AID class.
09/22/2021

Registration ends soon for this Mental Health FIRST AID class.

Registration ends soon for this Mental Health FIRST AID class.

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09/21/2021

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UAV Training Program - Allen CountyPurdue Extension - Allen County Office4001 Crescent Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46815This is ...
09/21/2021

UAV Training Program - Allen County
Purdue Extension - Allen County Office
4001 Crescent Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46815
This is a two-day training:
The first day is Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 from 9am - 5pm EST.
The second day is Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 from 9am - 5pm EST.

Become a Certified UAV Pilot: FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot test topics will be covered. Lunch included each day.

Because of the popularity of this workshop, credit card payment is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. If a workshop’s registration includes a manual, it will not be shipped until payment is collected.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: All cancellations are subject to a 12% registration fee + $5 processing fee. Manuals are non-refundable. NO REFUNDS will be processed after October 12, 2021.

If payment is not received by the date of the event, payment will be required at the door in order to attend. For virtual events, the link to join will not be provided until payment is received.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any questions about this event, please email William Horan - [email protected] - 260-824-6412.

For registration questions, contact The Education Store at [email protected].

UAV Training Program - Allen County
Purdue Extension - Allen County Office
4001 Crescent Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46815
This is a two-day training:
The first day is Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 from 9am - 5pm EST.
The second day is Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 from 9am - 5pm EST.

Become a Certified UAV Pilot: FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot test topics will be covered. Lunch included each day.

Because of the popularity of this workshop, credit card payment is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. If a workshop’s registration includes a manual, it will not be shipped until payment is collected.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: All cancellations are subject to a 12% registration fee + $5 processing fee. Manuals are non-refundable. NO REFUNDS will be processed after October 12, 2021.

If payment is not received by the date of the event, payment will be required at the door in order to attend. For virtual events, the link to join will not be provided until payment is received.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any questions about this event, please email William Horan - [email protected] - 260-824-6412.

For registration questions, contact The Education Store at [email protected].

September is Food Safety Education MonthBacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards...
09/21/2021
The Partnership for Food Safety Education | Fight BAC!

September is Food Safety Education Month
Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, counter tops and food. To Fight BAC!® always use food safety practices:

* Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers and handling pets.
* Wash your cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and counter tops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next food.
* Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
* Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water, including those with skins and rinds that are not eaten.
* Rub firm-skinned fruits and vegetables under running tap water or scrub with a clean vegetable brush while rinsing with running tap water. www.fightbac.org

The Partnership for Food Safety Education develops and promotes effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.

Be safe this harvest! Here are tips on combine maintenance.
09/20/2021
Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

Be safe this harvest! Here are tips on combine maintenance.

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce th

Stand by! Great things are coming from Purdue Extension HHS- Area 11
09/17/2021

Stand by! Great things are coming from Purdue Extension HHS- Area 11

Stand by! Great things are coming from Purdue Extension HHS- Area 11

National Food Safety Education MonthLooking for free food safety information? Whether a consumer, teacher of middle & hi...
09/17/2021

National Food Safety Education Month
Looking for free food safety information? Whether a consumer, teacher of middle & high school students, or a food service worker, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our resource library to find free education materials, printable posters, and videos. https://go.usa.gov/xPCJE

National Food Safety Education Month
Looking for free food safety information? Whether a consumer, teacher of middle & high school students, or a food service worker, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our resource library to find free education materials, printable posters, and videos. https://go.usa.gov/xPCJE

September is National Food Safety Education Month!Think food poisoning is just a little upset tummy 🤢 & will pass? Not a...
09/14/2021
Foodborne Illness Videos

September is National Food Safety Education Month!
Think food poisoning is just a little upset tummy 🤢 & will pass? Not always. Sometimes foodborne illness is serious & even life threatening. We’ve got short video stories from 3 people that speak from experience! https://go.usa.gov/xV2ry

Victims’ Stories and Everyday Food Safety Practices to Prevent Foodborne Illness

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09/10/2021

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09/09/2021

Local Food Week 2021 is coming, September 17-26.

Local Food Week is a celebration of our local food community and features farm tours and special events!

Most of our Local Food Week festivities are free, but many require pre-registration to assure social distancing. A full list is available on our website: https://www.neifood.org/news/local-food-week-2021

It would not be possible without our sponsors. A heartfelt thank you!

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Purdue Extension, Walnut Hill Catering & Events, Windrose Urban Farm/ Young Urban Homesteaders, Markeys Rental & Staging, Wood Farms FW, Old Crown, Cookspring Shared Kitchen, Allen County Department of Environmental Management, Berry Hill Farm, Union Street Market, Health Food Shoppe of Fort Wayne, & Three Rivers Co-op Natural Grocery & Deli

#SupportLocal #LocallyGrown #ourlandourtables #fortwayne #NEIndiana #IndianaGrown #localfoodweek2021 #localfoodforum

September is National Food Safety month.When you’re cooking you can’t tell if it done just by looking. Use a food thermo...
09/07/2021

September is National Food Safety month.
When you’re cooking you can’t tell if it done just by looking. Use a food thermometer to make sure it’s safe to eat. https://go.usa.gov/xVT3d #NFSEM

September is National Food Safety month.
When you’re cooking you can’t tell if it done just by looking. Use a food thermometer to make sure it’s safe to eat. https://go.usa.gov/xVT3d #NFSEM

Registration is now open for the 2021 Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum & Expo on Monday, September 20, as part of our ...
09/02/2021
Local Food Forum & Expo 2021 — Northeast Indiana Local Food Network

Registration is now open for the 2021 Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum & Expo on Monday, September 20, as part of our Local Food Week celebration!

All are welcome! Connect with local farmers, food producers, chefs, educators, community leaders, advocates, and local consumers, as we come together to learn, share ideas and grow our local food community.

We are excited to host this valuable educational and networking event again at Purdue University Fort Wayne. We’ve created budget-friendly registration options to help make the event accessible, and rented two ballrooms to let us spread out and keep everyone safe. Please register TODAY as attendance is limited.

Learn more and register online: https://www.neifood.org/local-food-forum-expo-2021

All are welcome! Connect with local farmers, food producers, chefs, educators, community leaders, advocates, and local consumers, as we come together to learn, share ideas and grow our local food community.

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09/02/2021

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09/01/2021

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Fall armyworm populations are at an extreme high this year.According to Purdue specialists, the next generation could be...
09/01/2021

Fall armyworm populations are at an extreme high this year.
According to Purdue specialists, the next generation could begin as early as 3 weeks from now. While we expect less impact than this generation, growers should scout.
Treatments should occur when larvae are most active (dusk/dawn). Spinosad insecticides are highly efficacious, Bt will break down more quickly in UV light and will be less efficacious. Fall armyworms are more difficult to control when they grow large.

General information: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/fieldcropsipm/insects/fall-armyworm.php
Control: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-220.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0J8obH0ZDNY0z9Mvk3_cMnB_IbKWUrxdvbJQMwkSUfHmSzl3wIaMy2f_I

Fall armyworm populations are at an extreme high this year.
According to Purdue specialists, the next generation could begin as early as 3 weeks from now. While we expect less impact than this generation, growers should scout.
Treatments should occur when larvae are most active (dusk/dawn). Spinosad insecticides are highly efficacious, Bt will break down more quickly in UV light and will be less efficacious. Fall armyworms are more difficult to control when they grow large.

General information: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/fieldcropsipm/insects/fall-armyworm.php
Control: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-220.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0J8obH0ZDNY0z9Mvk3_cMnB_IbKWUrxdvbJQMwkSUfHmSzl3wIaMy2f_I

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08/31/2021

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Fall armyworm: watch your fields - and lawns - for this pest with a voracious appetite!This article talks about it in so...
08/31/2021

Fall armyworm: watch your fields - and lawns - for this pest with a voracious appetite!
This article talks about it in southern Indiana, but we are hearing several reports of extensive damage in Northern Indiana, too.
https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/pestandcrop/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/PestCrop_2021_22.pdf

Fall armyworm: watch your fields - and lawns - for this pest with a voracious appetite!
This article talks about it in southern Indiana, but we are hearing several reports of extensive damage in Northern Indiana, too.
https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/pestandcrop/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/08/PestCrop_2021_22.pdf

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08/30/2021

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Our ANR Educator has been getting bagworm questions.Here’s a great resource to get you started:  https://extension.entm....
08/28/2021

Our ANR Educator has been getting bagworm questions.
Here’s a great resource to get you started: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-27/E-27.html

If you see these bags hanging from your tree or shrub, remove them and drown them in soapy water or apply pesticides (see link for details from our friends at Department of Entomology @ Purdue University). These bags, composed of silken threads and foliage, can produce up to 1,000 bagworms that can damage foliage and even kill trees. Learn more here: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-27/E-27.html

The NEPAC (Northeast Purdue Ag Center) Field Day was yesterday. Morning talks included corn, beans, diseases, and w**ds....
08/27/2021

The NEPAC (Northeast Purdue Ag Center) Field Day was yesterday.
Morning talks included corn, beans, diseases, and w**ds.
And our Noble County ANR Educator, Ann, spoke on pesticide minibulk regulations before a great lunch.

Category 3b Pesticide Applicator certification training.
08/23/2021

Category 3b Pesticide Applicator certification training.

The Pest Management and Lawn Maintenance workshop will be held October 6-7, 2021. It is a two-day, hands-on program designed to introduce lawn care operators to the fundamentals of turfgrass growth, fertility, and w**d management, and the use and calibration of application equipment. Participation in the workshop meets the State Chemist’s lawn care experience requirement towards certification in Category 3b. Mandatory attendance is required both days, cost is $200. Register at this link: https://www.cvent.com/d/fjqk5p

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08/23/2021

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Want to better manage your pond? At this in-person event near Columbia City, you'll get information on a couple key pond...
08/18/2021

Want to better manage your pond?
At this in-person event near Columbia City, you'll get information on a couple key pond-care topics, with time for your questions.

There is no charge, but you must register by August 20th.

Want to better manage your pond?
At this in-person event near Columbia City, you'll get information on a couple key pond-care topics, with time for your questions.

There is no charge, but you must register by August 20th.

08/18/2021
The Junior and Teen Indiana Master Naturalist program is great for kids interested in Natural Resources.
08/10/2021

The Junior and Teen Indiana Master Naturalist program is great for kids interested in Natural Resources.

DNR says bird feeders may be put back out in some Indiana counties, including Noble County.
08/09/2021

DNR says bird feeders may be put back out in some Indiana counties, including Noble County.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced today that Hoosiers in 76 counties across the state can resume feeding birds but asks that residents of the remaining counties keep their feeders down while the investigation into what is killing songbirds continues.

DNR recommended a statewide moratorium on bird feeding on June 25 to slow the spread of a still-undetermined illness that is killing birds across the state. Hoosiers answered the call, removing feeders, cleaning birdbaths, and submitting more than 3,400 reports of sick or dead birds. DNR biologists believe there to be more than 500 cases in 72 counties that involve a very specific set of clinical signs (crusty eyes, eye discharge, and/or neurological issues).

Based on the data, it appears that the bird illness is consistently affecting specific areas. There is no imminent threat to people, the population of specific bird species, or to the overall population of birds in Indiana.

DNR recommends that residents of the following counties continue to refrain from feeding birds: Allen, Carroll, Clark, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Porter, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Whitley.

Residents of other counties may again put out their feeders. Seed and suet feeders should be cleaned at least once every two weeks by scrubbing feeders with soap and water, followed by a short soak in a 10% bleach solution. Feeders should be thoroughly rinsed and dried before being filled with birdseed. Hummingbird feeders should be cleaned at least one a week with a 10% bleach solution and rinsed thoroughly.

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center’s avian disease experts are working to determine the cause of this disease outbreak. Indiana will continue to support the effort by providing samples to the laboratory.

If you see a sick or dead bird with the above symptoms, report it at on.IN.gov/sickwildlife. Reports help DNR staff continue to track this outbreak.

PURDUE EXTENSION NOBLE & WHITLEY COUNTIESMaster Gardener Basic Training ClassOrientation Tuesday, Sep. 7 from 6-9 pmClas...
08/09/2021

PURDUE EXTENSION NOBLE & WHITLEY COUNTIES
Master Gardener Basic Training Class
Orientation Tuesday, Sep. 7 from 6-9 pm
Classes held Mondays, 6-9pm Sep 13 - Dec 20, 2021
at Noble & Whitley Co. Extension offices
Topics include: soil fertility, plant science, vegetables, herbs, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers pesticides, diseases, w**ds, insects, invasive species
If you may be interested, contact the Extension Office for details by August 9.
Noble: Ann Kline, 260-636-2111, [email protected]
Whitley: John Woodmansee, 260-244-7615, [email protected]

PURDUE EXTENSION NOBLE & WHITLEY COUNTIES
Master Gardener Basic Training Class
Orientation Tuesday, Sep. 7 from 6-9 pm
Classes held Mondays, 6-9pm Sep 13 - Dec 20, 2021
at Noble & Whitley Co. Extension offices
Topics include: soil fertility, plant science, vegetables, herbs, fruits, trees, shrubs, flowers pesticides, diseases, w**ds, insects, invasive species
If you may be interested, contact the Extension Office for details by August 9.
Noble: Ann Kline, 260-636-2111, [email protected]
Whitley: John Woodmansee, 260-244-7615, [email protected]

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2090 N State Rd 9, Ste D
Albion, IN
47907-2053

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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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I have a few questions. When do we sign up animals to their classes, and what do we do for tags or where to get them? what time do you close and open? Mary Mosher
With all this crazy weather you may be out of your gourd, but we at the Indiana Gourd Society are definitely into ours! Ever seen a gourd birdhouse hanging in a tree? Did Granny have a gourd dipper down by the spring? Gourds have come a long way since “Follow the drinking gourd” guided slaves north to freedom by sighting on the Big Dipper. Nowadays gourds are both functional and decorative. Almost anything you can do to paper, canvas, wood, or clay, we can do to gourds: draw, paint, calligraphy, cut, engrave, mold, weave, faux finish. Gorgeous art or cute craft; Native American, Western, African, Oriental, modern or holiday designs -- we do it all. Professionals like Ron Pressel and Celia Shaneyfelt will teach you how! Visit the 26th ANNUAL IND. GOURD SOC. STATE SHOW -- “Red, White, and Blue Gourds!” Competitions & workshops are open to all, not just members. Gourd gurus will answer questions, sell seeds, and demo techniques using tiny tools. Enjoy our vendors, workshops, silent auction, Make It/Take It, Kids Area,and “How To” handouts. If your group needs cash, decorated gourds make great fundraisers! We will show you how. You can even grow toys for your kids with Tennessee Spinners and Cannonballs! Have you bought a loofah recently? Did you know you can grow those? Come see all the gourd art & craft we make at the Fulton Co. Historical Soc., Rochester, IN (west side of US 31 just 4 mi. north of town). FREE for Kids age 18 & under; Adults $5, Seniors (60+) $3. Open to the public Fri., May 4, 10 am - 7:30 pm & Sat., May 5, 10 am- 4 pm. More info at www.indianagourdsociety.org or contact Ida Kennedy, 219-767-2901, [email protected]. We’ll also see you at the Indiana State Fair in the Ag-Hort building! Put us on your calendar. How do I know you’ll have a great time? I heard it through the gourd vine!