Purdue Extension - Porter County

Purdue Extension - Porter County The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education.
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What are you grateful for today?#attitudeofgratitude
07/14/2020

What are you grateful for today?

#attitudeofgratitude

Join a community conversation to learn financial empowerment in these times of constant change on Tuesday, July 14 from ...
07/13/2020

Join a community conversation to learn financial empowerment in these times of constant change on Tuesday, July 14 from 9-10:20am CST or Thursday, July 16 from 1-2:20pm CST.

Sessions are offered on Zoom and require advanced registration at https://bit.ly/30LEvdu

Facilitated by Steve Yoder, Purdue Extension Community Development Program specialist.

What are the unmet needs in our communities and how are we responding? Join a community conversation facilitated by Steve Yoder, Purdue Extension Community Development Program specialist, to learn financial empowerment in these times of constant change on Tuesday, July 14 from 10–11:20 a.m. (EDT) or Thursday, July 16 from 2–2:20 p.m. (EDT).

Sessions are offered on Zoom and require advanced registration at https://bit.ly/30LEvdu

We have a theme: Get outside and walk.While doing so, let’s make sure we do so safely. Here’s some helpful advice on how...
07/13/2020

We have a theme: Get outside and walk.
While doing so, let’s make sure we do so safely. Here’s some helpful advice on how to prepare and how to clean up to help ensure safety from ticks.

#safetyfirst

Now is the time many of us are making the most out of the good weather to get outdoors, especially to local parks or trails. It's also the time to be mindful of the risks of #lymedisease and how you can protect yourself. The CDC is here to help! https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html

07/13/2020

We often count our steps. How often do we count our blessings? How about taking a Gratitude Walk? There is so much to be grateful for if we take the time to notice.

Hope your week is filled with gratitude and joy.

#whatamigratefulfor

Did you know? A green thumb isn’t required to enjoy daisies since, despite their dainty presence, they are quite hardy, ...
07/09/2020
Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Did you know? A green thumb isn’t required to enjoy daisies since, despite their dainty presence, they are quite hardy, even able to tolerate poor, dry soils. If daisies have captured your fancy, find out when to sow seeds, the timing dependent upon whether it's a perennial variety or an annual.

Oh, and pollinators love them too.

https://www.morningagclips.com/daisies-bring-a-sunny-look-to-the-garden/

WASHINGTON -- Give a child a box of crayons and a piece of paper, and ask for a flower, and you very likely will get...

Looking for a new hobby? How about bird watching? Learn how to attract these beautiful creatures to your yard. 🐦
07/08/2020
Backyard birding, Tips to attract birds to your nest

Looking for a new hobby? How about bird watching? Learn how to attract these beautiful creatures to your yard. 🐦

“Being trapped inside during the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on my mental health, as I’m sure it has been for many of us,” shared Jessica Outcalt. “Defending my dissertation three days before the world began shutting down, finishing my degree in the middle of a global pandemic and gra...

Registration Link:https://tinyurl.com/IMILRegistration*Each participant needs to register individually in order to recei...
07/06/2020

Registration Link:
https://tinyurl.com/IMILRegistration
*Each participant needs to register individually in order to receive their own certificate upon completion of the training.

Registration Link:
https://tinyurl.com/IMILRegistration
*Each participant needs to register individually in order to receive their own certificate upon completion of the training.

How to select, prepare, and store fresh produce, because it’s that most wonderful time of the year. 🤸🏿‍♀️🤓👏🏼Link: https:...
07/06/2020

How to select, prepare, and store fresh produce, because it’s that most wonderful time of the year. 🤸🏿‍♀️🤓👏🏼
Link:https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/HHS/HHS-755-W.pdf

Have you been able to support local farmer’s markets and vendors yet? They’re up and running, each week offering different, fresh, delicious options.

Now that summer is in full swing, fresh fruits and veggies are popping up in grocery stores and farmers markets. @HHS_Extension can help you select, store, and prepare your summer produce. https://bit.ly/37VXtzj #ExtensionDoes

07/06/2020
Purdue Extension - Clark County

Watermelon. Super interesting info about this delicious summer treat. Turns out it doesn’t have to be limited to enjoying during the summer months; it can be frozen. Who knew? There’s also a recipe demo for a watermelon salad that sounds pretty amazing.

07/02/2020
The beautiful weather projected for this long holiday weekend is sure to lead to outdoor lawn and gardening activity. Be...
07/02/2020

The beautiful weather projected for this long holiday weekend is sure to lead to outdoor lawn and gardening activity. Before mowing your lawn or using weed trimmers, please open up this link to find out how to protect your trees from injury, disease, and even death.
Simple precautions = huge payoffs.

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-492-W.pdf

One of the most dangerous pests of trees is
humans, especially humans with equipment.
Lawn mowers and weed trimmers can
cause injuries that create a hazard when an
injury leads to tree disease or death."

Porter County COVID-19 Relief Initiative Grant Application Process Now Open.https://www.unitedwaypc.org/erigrant
07/01/2020
Coronavirus Community Resources

Porter County COVID-19 Relief Initiative Grant Application Process Now Open.

https://www.unitedwaypc.org/erigrant

This $1 million grant program is to alleviate Porter County resident economic crises caused by COVID-19 pandemic. This program is designed to fill the gap for individuals who cannot be assisted by other community financial assistance programs.

Happy 10-Year Anniversary, Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences!
07/01/2020
Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences

Happy 10-Year Anniversary, Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences!

🎉 Today we're celebrating 10 years of Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences making lives better. Together.

We've come a long way in ten short years. Our growth from a bold idea to consolidate nine existing but largely separate academic units into a unified, foundational part of the Purdue University system is nothing short of remarkable.

“I think Purdue made a very inspired and courageous choice to form this college 10 years ago. I don’t think there’s another unit like it in the country,” says Marion Underwood, who succeeded Christine Ladisch as the school’s dean in 2018.

⬇️ Read more about the history of HHS and our plans for the next giant leap.

#PurdueHHS #PurdueHHSIs10 #10YearAnniversary
#TheNextGiantLeap #BoilerUp🚂

During an OFRR, produce safety experts from ISDH, ISDA, and Purdue Extension will visit produce farms in the state to as...
06/30/2020

During an OFRR, produce safety experts from ISDH, ISDA, and Purdue Extension will visit produce farms in the state to assess readiness for an FSMA inspection. These reviews are free, voluntary, and confidential. An OFRR takes approximately 2 hours, and it is scheduled at a time that is convenient for the grower. The reviewers will not take any notes or photos, as these reviews are simply designed to assist produce growers in implementing practices to meet food safety regulations. At the conclusion of the visit, the reviewers will provide feedback on areas for opportunity and suggestions for improving compliance. This is a great tool for growers to prepare for their first inspection!

Growers can schedule a review by calling 317-407-9802 or email [email protected]. If anyone has questions, contact Dr Amanda Deering at Purdue by calling 765-494-0512, or email [email protected]

Additional information found in this article titled "How Microsoft and Purdue Ag are working together to help Hoosier farmers"
https://ag.purdue.edu/stories/how-microsoft-and-purdue-ag-are-working-together-to-help-hoosier-farmers/

06/30/2020
Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program

How does Peach BBQ Chicken sound? How does an entrée with just 6 ingredients and a slow cooker sound? We thought so too...so here ya' go. 😋

Thanks to the hard work of a slow cooker, this savory Peach Barbecue 🍗 Chicken entrée tastes like summer but at half the effort.

Find this recipe and more ➡️ https://fal.cn/38Td8

Are you a career coach from an education, workforce development, or nonprofit organization in Indiana? The Skillful Coac...
06/30/2020
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Check your email inbox for today! To quote Joan: "Even if you haven’t read a single 4-H email in the past three months, ...
06/30/2020

Check your email inbox for today! To quote Joan: "Even if you haven’t read a single 4-H email in the past three months, PLEASE READ THIS ONE."

FairEntry is open and ready for you to upload files for virtual exhibition/completion. The system will remain open until July 20.

Along with instructions in today's email from Joan, you'll need the FAQ's and FairEntry Registration Process 2020 (referred to as Virtual Upload Guide), both found below as well as in the “Newsletters” section of your 4HOnline family homepage.

FairEntry Registration Process 2020 (Virtual Upload Guide): https://in.4honline.com/FileServices/Fetch/f0f3103e-eeba-ea11-b6eb-000c299596f1/View

FAQ's: https://in.4honline.com/FileServices/Fetch/3b85583b-e6b7-ea11-b6eb-000c299596f1/View

Check your email! FairEntry is open early for you to upload files for virtual exhibition/completion. The system will remain open until July 20th. Check out today’s email AND download the FAQs and “Virtual Upload Guide” in the “Newsletters”section of your 4HOnline family homepage for all the info.

Passing along as an FYI: Hazardous waste collection.
06/26/2020

Passing along as an FYI: Hazardous waste collection.

Everything is ready for Household Hazardous Waste Collection! Happening rain or shine tomorrow, June 27th from 9am to 2pm CDT at the Porter County Expo Center. Please be patient, collection will be paused in the event of lightning and resumed when conditions improve. Please continue to observe social distancing.

Purdue Extension Floyd County
06/26/2020

Purdue Extension Floyd County

Join us on July 7th at 10a.m. for a Q and A session with Dr. Doug Tallamy. Registration is required and due by July 2nd. To register go to: https://bit.ly/37IJtZT
If you have question please email ANR Extension Educator Gina Anderson at [email protected] or call 502-473-5519.

Summer activities can sometimes cost a great deal but to keep the cost down, think of simple ideas that involve water an...
06/26/2020

Summer activities can sometimes cost a great deal but to keep the cost down, think of simple ideas that involve water and being cooler!

#SlideIntoSummer #MakingLivesBetter #PurdueExtension

To go along with our other post, did you know..... 🙁
06/26/2020
Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team

To go along with our other post, did you know..... 🙁

Did you know that farming ranks in the top ten most stressful occupations in the U.S? That stress can cause potentially deadly health conditions such as heart attack or stroke. "As a farmer, you and your health are your most important asset. As such, they should be managed like any other business asset. In the case of mental health that means making conscious choices, pursuing healthy living practices, and seeking social support."
Here is an article from Agdaily.com that talks about stress and how farmers can manage it to reduce negative health effects.

Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress, and review helpful techniques for responding through "Communicating wit...
06/26/2020

Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress, and review helpful techniques for responding through "Communicating with Farmers Under Stress." This Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team aims to build awareness of potentially stressful conditions that can affect farmers.
Register: tiny.cc/PurdueFarmStressJune

Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress and review helpful techniques for responding through "Communicating with Farmers Under Stress." This Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team aims to build awareness of potentially stressful conditions that can affect farmers.

Register: tiny.cc/PurdueFarmStressJune

Check out the link provided in this post. It’s an outstanding resource:  "Recommended Indiana-native Plants for Attracti...
06/26/2020

Check out the link provided in this post. It’s an outstanding resource:
"Recommended Indiana-native Plants for Attracting Pollinators" (https://bit.ly/2BxHdZu) is an excellent resource to plan your pollinator-friendly garden."

Want to learn more about what pollinator-friendly plants to add to your garden? Purdue Extension's publication "Recommended Indiana-native Plants for Attracting Pollinators" (https://bit.ly/2BxHdZu) is an excellent resource to plan your pollinator-friendly garden. (Image courtesy of National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture: https://consumerhort.org/)

Increased traffic is occurring due to items being picked up and dropped off. Please remember to keep your mask properly ...
06/25/2020

Increased traffic is occurring due to items being picked up and dropped off. Please remember to keep your mask properly in place, and remain behind our plexiglass barrier. We will come up to you - with our masks on as well.
We're #InThisTogether and all #DoingOurPart
Thank you. We appreciate you.
💚😷🍀

Do you know where your money goes? “Spending Leaks” - those small non-essential purchases we regularly make - can end up...
06/25/2020

Do you know where your money goes? “Spending Leaks” - those small non-essential purchases we regularly make - can end up costing a fortune by the end of the year. Here are a few common spending leaks and how they add up.
Contact your local Purdue Extension Educator to learn more about where your money goes!

#ThriftyThursday #WhereDoesYourMoneyGo #WDYMG #SlideIntoSummer #MakingLivesBetter #PurdueExtension

CONSIDER YOUR AUDIENCEWe love the opening paragraph regarding location:While flowering plants can grow in both shady and...
06/25/2020
Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources

CONSIDER YOUR AUDIENCE
We love the opening paragraph regarding location:
While flowering plants can grow in both shady and sunny locations...butterflies and other pollinators like to bask in the sun, and some of their favorite wildflowers grow best in full or partial sun with some protection from the wind.

Such great advice!

Continuing with #pollinatorweek, here's how you can build your own pollinator garden. While we're talking pollinators, mark your calendar for July 9 at 3 p.m. for our Ask The Expert Q&A session on the topic.

Many people think they are good multitaskers, but that is actually a myth, especially when it comes to cell phone use wh...
06/24/2020

Many people think they are good multitaskers, but that is actually a myth, especially when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Learn the truth about distracted driving: https://bit.ly/3el9ssK

#WellnessWednesday #SlideIntoSummer #MakingLivesBetter #PurdueExtension

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