Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County 4-H is a community of young people across america who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Bartholomew County 4-H has something for everyone!

4-H offers over 75 projects for youth grades 3rd through 12th grade along with 30+ clubs to get involved in.
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Project areas that youth can chose projects in are:
Animal Science
Environmental Science
Expressive and Communicative Arts
Family, Home & Health Sciences
Citizenship, Leadership, and Cross Cultural
Mechanical Sciences
Plant Sciences
Science, Engineering, and Technology

Mini-4-H is a non-competitve project based opportunity for 1st and 2nd graders. They can choose from projects such as:
Bugs
Crafts
Collections
Farm Animals
Foods
Forestry
More Bugs
Sewing
Space
Trees

Cloverbud 4-H is for Pre-school and Kindergarten youth. They all complete the same projects and have other activities they choose from to turn in as a project at the County Fair.

Operating as usual

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County is excited to partner with the Bartholomew County Public Library for Tails & Tales, ...
06/10/2021

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County is excited to partner with the Bartholomew County Public Library for Tails & Tales, their summer reading program! Be sure to check it out!

06/08/2021

Let's Bake a Pie Contest will be Saturday, June 26th in the Family Arts Building. Entry will be at 5:00 p.m., Contest at 6:00 p.m.

Children's Baking Contest will be Sunday, June 27th in the Family Arts Building. Entry will be at 5:00 p.m., Contest at 6:00 p.m.

Technology confusing? It doesn't have to be!Join Purdue Extension for #WalletWellnessWednesday as we learn tips & tricks...
06/07/2021

Technology confusing? It doesn't have to be!

Join Purdue Extension for #WalletWellnessWednesday as we learn tips & tricks to help us feel more protected and become confident in being tech savvy.

Join us in June for this program series by Purdue Extension.
Register for each session individually or up to all five free
virtual lunch-and-learns to learn steps to take control of your
money and make wise choices.
Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST.

Register online: http://bit.ly/PUEXT-WalletWellness-June2021

Technology confusing? It doesn't have to be!

Join Purdue Extension for #WalletWellnessWednesday as we learn tips & tricks to help us feel more protected and become confident in being tech savvy.

Join us in June for this program series by Purdue Extension.
Register for each session individually or up to all five free
virtual lunch-and-learns to learn steps to take control of your
money and make wise choices.
Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST.

Register online: http://bit.ly/PUEXT-WalletWellness-June2021

Every movement, no matter how large or small, depends on them! Learn more about how to keep them working longer.Fri., Ju...
06/07/2021

Every movement, no matter how large or small, depends on them! Learn more about how to keep them working longer.
Fri., June 18, 1:30 PM
Join either in person at Mill Race Center or via Zoom.
Register by calling Mill Race Center, 812. 376.9241 or go to
https://bit.ly/3hzUofx
Presenter: Harriet Armstrong Health & Human Sciences Educator Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County
For more information call 812.379.1665 or email [email protected]

Every movement, no matter how large or small, depends on them! Learn more about how to keep them working longer.
Fri., June 18, 1:30 PM
Join either in person at Mill Race Center or via Zoom.
Register by calling Mill Race Center, 812. 376.9241 or go to
https://bit.ly/3hzUofx
Presenter: Harriet Armstrong Health & Human Sciences Educator Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County
For more information call 812.379.1665 or email [email protected]

Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicide Application Cutoff DateThe Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) would like to remind...
06/02/2021

Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicide Application Cutoff Date

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) would like to remind all agricultural applicators that there is a June 20th cutoff date for applications of most ag related dicamba products in Indiana. On March 2, 2021, the Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB) voted unanimously to classify all Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) containing more than 6.5% dicamba as Highly Volatile Herbicides (HVH). This HVH determination was made to allow for the establishment of a June 20th application cutoff date in Indiana again in 2021.

A HVH is defined in state law as any herbicide capable of emitting vapors that may cause serious injury to desired plants by reason of movement of the vapors from the area of application of the herbicide to areas inhabited by the desired plants. The IPRB has determined that dicamba herbicides used in agriculture during periods when many non-target plants and crops are actively growing and particularly sensitive to low levels of dicamba exposure meet that definition.

The list of HVHs includes all herbicides containing more than 6.5% dicamba active ingredient and classified as a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in Indiana. In addition, the HVH determination will prohibit the application of all dicamba RUP herbicides to all crops for the period June 21st through August 31st.

For more information regarding the use of HVH dicamba herbicides in Indiana go to https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html and click on Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicides Frequently Asked Questions.

For a list of currently registered dicamba RUPs go to https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html and click on List of Dicamba RUPs in Indiana. The list of dicamba RUPs does not include low level dicamba herbicides that are routinely labeled for use on turf and in lawn and landscape settings.

Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicide Application Cutoff Date

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) would like to remind all agricultural applicators that there is a June 20th cutoff date for applications of most ag related dicamba products in Indiana. On March 2, 2021, the Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB) voted unanimously to classify all Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) containing more than 6.5% dicamba as Highly Volatile Herbicides (HVH). This HVH determination was made to allow for the establishment of a June 20th application cutoff date in Indiana again in 2021.

A HVH is defined in state law as any herbicide capable of emitting vapors that may cause serious injury to desired plants by reason of movement of the vapors from the area of application of the herbicide to areas inhabited by the desired plants. The IPRB has determined that dicamba herbicides used in agriculture during periods when many non-target plants and crops are actively growing and particularly sensitive to low levels of dicamba exposure meet that definition.

The list of HVHs includes all herbicides containing more than 6.5% dicamba active ingredient and classified as a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in Indiana. In addition, the HVH determination will prohibit the application of all dicamba RUP herbicides to all crops for the period June 21st through August 31st.

For more information regarding the use of HVH dicamba herbicides in Indiana go to https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html and click on Dicamba Highly Volatile Herbicides Frequently Asked Questions.

For a list of currently registered dicamba RUPs go to https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html and click on List of Dicamba RUPs in Indiana. The list of dicamba RUPs does not include low level dicamba herbicides that are routinely labeled for use on turf and in lawn and landscape settings.

Pasture maintenance is important year round. Check out this recording from the Southeastern Indiana Animal Science serie...
06/01/2021
Pasture Mix- SEIN Animal Science Lunch & Learn

Pasture maintenance is important year round. Check out this recording from the Southeastern Indiana Animal Science series to help you choose what pasture mix to plant for your animals and how to maintain it through rotational grazing and soil sampling. https://youtu.be/Ap-Hm5G5KpA

Purdue Extension Educators Cora Carter, Miranda Edge and Jill Andrew-Richards discuss pasture mix selection in the latest session of the Southeastern Indiana...

Is your 7-12 grader looking for something to do this summer?  Join Indiana 4-H on their 2021 4-H Road Show.  18 days of ...
05/27/2021

Is your 7-12 grader looking for something to do this summer? Join Indiana 4-H on their 2021 4-H Road Show. 18 days of programming offered across the state, 2 days held here in Bartholomew County! Registration closed June 1st!

Is your 7-12 grader looking for something to do this summer? Join Indiana 4-H on their 2021 4-H Road Show. 18 days of programming offered across the state, 2 days held here in Bartholomew County! Registration closed June 1st!

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County is currently hiring for TWO positions...Secretary and 4-H Enrichment Program Assista...
05/25/2021

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County is currently hiring for TWO positions...Secretary and 4-H Enrichment Program Assistant!

Applications are being accepted now through June 1, 2021

Looking forward to preserving local produce? Be sure that you know the most current best practices to follow for not onl...
05/25/2021

Looking forward to preserving local produce? Be sure that you know the most current best practices to follow for not only do you want to enjoy the food later, but have it be safe.

Purdue Extension's Mastering Home Food Preservation Team will be offering a hybrid program providing four virtual sessions and three days of home food preservation methods labs held at Purdue University this #summer. Using the latest USDA Home Food Preservation recommended procedures, this program is designed to meet the home food preservation needs of the consumer. Trained MHFP educators will provide instructional course work and hands-on food preservation labs. To register, visit https://cvent.me/8wEzxV

Show Me the Money & Exploring Career Options Taking place in Columbus on Thurs., June 17;  Register by June 1!To learn m...
05/24/2021

Show Me the Money & Exploring Career Options
Taking place in Columbus on Thurs., June 17; Register by June 1!
To learn more go to
https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/roadshow.aspx
There are 17 other unique options for engaging in topics of interest with others through presentations given by Purdue staff/faculty.

Call the Bartholomew County Extension Office for more information, 812.379.1665.

Show Me the Money & Exploring Career Options
Taking place in Columbus on Thurs., June 17; Register by June 1!
To learn more go to
https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/roadshow.aspx
There are 17 other unique options for engaging in topics of interest with others through presentations given by Purdue staff/faculty.

Call the Bartholomew County Extension Office for more information, 812.379.1665.

Make sure you know what is known about you through "Credit Reports & Scores" offered Wednesday, May 26 2021, 12pm-1pm ES...
05/24/2021

Make sure you know what is known about you through "Credit Reports & Scores" offered Wednesday, May 26 2021, 12pm-1pm EST.
Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST.
Register online: http://bit.ly/PurExt_WWW_May2021

This programing is offered by Purdue Extension Financial Resource Management Educators.

#walletwellnesswednesdays #healthhumansciences

Make sure you know what is known about you through "Credit Reports & Scores" offered Wednesday, May 26 2021, 12pm-1pm EST.
Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST.
Register online: http://bit.ly/PurExt_WWW_May2021

This programing is offered by Purdue Extension Financial Resource Management Educators.

#walletwellnesswednesdays #healthhumansciences

Eating for Your Eyes can help your vision!  This means more than "carrots" Learn the risk factors and what foods you can...
05/24/2021

Eating for Your Eyes can help your vision! This means more than "carrots" Learn the risk factors and what foods you can eat to minimize your risk. Eating healthfully now will help you see better, longer!
Fri., June 4, 1:30 PM
In person at Mill Race Center or online via Zoom
Presenter: Harriet Armstrong
Health & Human Sciences Educator
Purdue Extension - Bartholomew County

To register for in person call Mill Race Center, 812.376.9241 and for online go to https://bit.ly/3eE7G8K
For more information call 812.379.1665 or email [email protected]

#healthhumansciences

Eating for Your Eyes can help your vision! This means more than "carrots" Learn the risk factors and what foods you can eat to minimize your risk. Eating healthfully now will help you see better, longer!
Fri., June 4, 1:30 PM
In person at Mill Race Center or online via Zoom
Presenter: Harriet Armstrong
Health & Human Sciences Educator
Purdue Extension - Bartholomew County

To register for in person call Mill Race Center, 812.376.9241 and for online go to https://bit.ly/3eE7G8K
For more information call 812.379.1665 or email [email protected]

#healthhumansciences

05/24/2021
Chewy Granola Bar Recipe from FoodLink

Great recipes for local foods are at your finger tips with FoodLink! Not only is Indiana produce featured on FoodLink, but there is also information about honey, maple syrup, and many different herbs.
Check out this easy recipe for Chewy Granola Bars using honey. A printed version can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/foodlink/recipe.php?recipe=Chewy%20Granola%20Bars
FoodLink signage will be at the Columbus Downtown Farmers' Market this summer on Saturdays, 9 AM-12:30 PM, behind City Hall to assist you in making your produce selections!

#FoodLink #healthhumansciences

Be sure to check out the Columbus Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday from 9 AM to 12: 30 PM behind City Hall!Great ven...
05/21/2021
How to Utilize FoodLink

Be sure to check out the Columbus Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday from 9 AM to 12: 30 PM behind City Hall!

Great vendors of produce will be there within a wonderful festive atmosphere!

Look for FoodLink signage and a booth featuring a FoodLink recipe. To learn more about FoodLink, watch this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxHg0ZZfh3Q

Interested in what FoodLink has to offer? Watch this quick video to learn how to utilize the website and resources to your advantage.

05/19/2021
Schedule – Bartholomew County 4-H Fair

Fair books aren't here yet, but check out the 2021 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair schedule of events! https://bit.ly/3f0hABJ

Schedule 2021 Fair Schedule For a printable copy, click on Calendar of Events 2021. (Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required – See “Location & Map” page to download.) CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, JUNE 2 12:30–3 p.m. 4-H Performing Arts Contest – St. Peter’s Lutheran School FRIDAY, JUNE 4 4:3...

As Brood X emerges this week, something to keep in mind if you have a shellfish allergy!
05/18/2021

As Brood X emerges this week, something to keep in mind if you have a shellfish allergy!

Although cicadas and many other insects are not just edible but highly nutritious, it is important to note that people who have a known shellfish allergy, particularly to Crustaceans (shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.) could potentially have an allergic reaction to eating cicadas as well. This is not necessarily true for everyone, but it is important to know before you dine!

The allergic reaction in sensitized people is due to two factors that insects share with crustaceans: 1) the chitin used to form insect exoskeletons is very similar to the chitin used in the exoskeletons of many Crustacea; and 2) insects as well as Crustacea both include the proteins tropomyosin and arginine kinase, which are both known for invoking an allergic reaction in those with shellfish allergies. Tropomyosin is a structural element in muscle tissue and arginine kinase is an enzyme involved in muscle contraction. #BroodX #Magicicada

Good news!  If you don't yet have your animals enrolled, you MUST get them enrolled by MIDNIGHT tonight (Monday, May 17t...
05/17/2021

Good news! If you don't yet have your animals enrolled, you MUST get them enrolled by MIDNIGHT tonight (Monday, May 17th)!

Have questions or need help?? Call our office at 812-379-1665!

The Animal ID deadline is TODAY- Mon, May 17 (normally May 15)! To be eligible for your county fair & the Indiana State Fair, your animals must be completely & correctly identified in IN 4-H Online (https://v2.4honline.com) by the end of the day (or earlier deadline set by county).

This includes submitting required DNA hair samples to your local Purdue Extension office. As a reminder, DNA hair samples are required for all swine, meat goats, sheep, dairy cattle, and beef cattle to be eligible for the Indiana State Fair.

We hope you’ll join us for the 2021 Frank Burbrink Swine Classic on Sunday, May 23rd!
05/12/2021

We hope you’ll join us for the 2021 Frank Burbrink Swine Classic on Sunday, May 23rd!

Spring is in full swing and now is a good time to check the body condition score of your livestock. Producing offspring ...
05/08/2021
Body Condition Scoring- SEIN Animal Science Lunch & Learn

Spring is in full swing and now is a good time to check the body condition score of your livestock. Producing offspring combined with the winter months could have changed BCS since the last time you evaluated your livestock. The thick winter hair is shedding so it should be easier to assess the animals. Here is a recorded program that covers BCS of sheep, goat, beef, horse, and poultry to give you guidance in your evaluation. https://youtu.be/vYH2_gqBYNI

Purdue Extension Educators Cora Carter, Miranda Edge, Jill Andrew-Richards and Molley Scott discuss Body Condition Scoring on Sheep, Goats, Beef, Horses and ...

National Drinking Water Week! Keep it out of our waters! Our friends at Bartholomew County Solid Waste District can help...
05/04/2021

National Drinking Water Week! Keep it out of our waters!

Our friends at Bartholomew County Solid Waste District can help you safely dispose of any hazardous waste you have at home. Household Hazardous Waste is accepted in their Tox-Away Program Tuesday-Friday 7:30-4:30 at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. For a list of materials and items accepted, visit their website www.bcswmd.com

It's #DrinkingWaterWeek! 🚰

Hoosiers can help protect their local water source by following the label when using, storing, and disposing of cleaners, motor oil, pesticides, gasoline, paints & other chemicals. Seems easy enough, right? 😁

Learn proper hazardous waste disposal: https://on.in.gov/HHW

Hands-on training courses in harvest, fabrication, and processing of pork, poultry, lamb/goat, and beef are available no...
05/03/2021

Hands-on training courses in harvest, fabrication, and processing of pork, poultry, lamb/goat, and beef are available now. These 2-day (poultry will be 1 day) workshops will take place on Purdue's campus in the Land O' Lakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning, 720 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Each session will have separate registration and you are welcome to register for more than one session. Each session will take place from 8am-5pm on the following dates.
May 13-14: Pork
May 20: Poultry
June 3-4: Lamb/Goat
June 17-18: Beef

All 2-day sessions are $300 each, and the 1-day session is $150. Participants can register online at http://www.cvent.com/events/boiler-butcher-basics/event-summary-b6a5131936034d71ba883468e66b002c.aspx

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any questions, feel free to reach out to Stacy Zuelly, [email protected] or 765-494-3276.

Hands-on training courses in harvest, fabrication, and processing of pork, poultry, lamb/goat, and beef are available now. These 2-day (poultry will be 1 day) workshops will take place on Purdue's campus in the Land O' Lakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning, 720 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Each session will have separate registration and you are welcome to register for more than one session. Each session will take place from 8am-5pm on the following dates.
May 13-14: Pork
May 20: Poultry
June 3-4: Lamb/Goat
June 17-18: Beef

All 2-day sessions are $300 each, and the 1-day session is $150. Participants can register online at http://www.cvent.com/events/boiler-butcher-basics/event-summary-b6a5131936034d71ba883468e66b002c.aspx

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any questions, feel free to reach out to Stacy Zuelly, [email protected] or 765-494-3276.

Address

783 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
47201

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

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(812) 379-1665

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783 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
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