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Scott & Washington Purdue Extension Master Gardener Training

17 May 2024

  Purdue Extension in Scott and Washington Counties are seeking participants for the joint Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training Class for the fall of 2024. The fall 2024 Purdue EMG Basic Training includes weekly in-person sessions on Thursdays, August 29 – December 5, 2024 (no meeting on November 28 due to the Thanksgivi ...

Indiana Conservation Groups Again Have Record Year For Conservation Practices

15 May 2024

  INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2024) —Indiana landowners, for the second year in a row, set a record in the number of conservation practices to maintain soil health, according to the Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP). The ICP, which works with Hoosier landowners to provide technical or financial assistance for the implementation ...

Wash. Co. Open Goat Show Will Be June 8

13 May 2024

 The Washington County Goat Association and Washington County Fair Board are hosting an Open Goat Show on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion.  There will be classes for both dairy and meat breeds of goats including breeding does, market does, market wethers, and showmanship.  Goat ...

DNR Entomology & Plant Pathology Report May 9

10 May 2024

  Weekly Review for May 9, 2024 This informal report by the Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology is a commentary on insects, diseases, and curiosities division staff encounter on a week-to-week basis. Comments and questions about this report are welcome and can be sent to your respective Inspector. Ange ...

Opinion: Tax Reform is Essential for the Future of Indiana Agriculture

07 May 2024

Opinion: Tax reform is essential for the future of Indiana agricultureBy: Randy Kron, president of Indiana Farm Bureau It’s finally that time of year when temperatures are getting warmer and farmers are in the fields trying to get a crop in the ground. That also means it’s time for property tax statements to hit mailboxes. How closely do you exami ...

Wash. Co. Open Sheep Show Is June 1

02 May 2024

The Washington County Open Sheep Show will be Saturday, June 1, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Washington County Sheep Association and the Washington County Fair Board. The Washington County Sheet Association will have food and drink concessions available. Sheep related vendors are welcome to participate. Che ...

Weekly Review for May 1, 2024

01 May 2024

This informal report by the Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology is a commentary on insects, diseases, and curiosities division staff encounter on a week-to-week basis. Comments and questions about this report are welcome and can be sent to your respective Inspector. Our WebsiteInspector Territories Jared Spokowsky (Nursery ...

Indiana Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP)

30 Apr 2024

  Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) The Indiana Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) is a $15 million revolving loan program that assists Indiana meat and poultry packers and processors with access to affordable capital for meat expansion projects. This intermediary lending program addresses critical meat expa ...

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

30 Apr 2024

  Program Status:  Open Program Period:  Open for Fiscal Year 2024 Application Windows: June 30, 2024 September 30, 2024   What does this program do? The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable ene ...

Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

30 Apr 2024

  The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL) provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade permanent and portable storage facilities and equipment. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, hay, hemp, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables, floriculture, hops, ma ...

Motorists: Stay Alert And Share The Road With Farm Equipment

30 Apr 2024

    Planting season is quickly approaching for Indiana’s 94,000 farmers. With the warm weather and sunshine, Hoosier motorists will also see more large slow-moving farm equipment traveling Indiana’s rural roads and highways. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Tran ...

Indiana Grown Members Connected To Local Food Buyers

26 Apr 2024

 Indiana Grown held a member event Tuesday focused on encouraging schools, hospitals, restaurants and more to buy local. The event featured 57 Indiana Grown members who are ready and able to expand into larger markets.  Members who attended the showcase were highlighting their locally grown, raised, processed and crafted items ...

Governor Proclaims March 19 as National Ag Day

18 Mar 2024

Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed March 19 as National Ag Day in Indiana. “Agriculture is the backbone of our rural communities, and this sector is a large employer of Hoosiers and contributes so much to our state, both economically and socially,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Today, w ...

A Taste of Lamb Event Planned for March

24 Jan 2024

The Washington County Sheep Association is hosting “A Taste of Lamb” on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Hills Church (1645 S. St. Rd. 135, Salem). “A Taste of Lamb” will feature the very popular lamb cook-off. Attendees will enjoy approximately six lamb dishes, prepared with locally raised lamb, and vote for their favorite. Prizes ...

Apply for a YES Grant Through Indiana 4-H Foundation

23 Jan 2024

Now Accepting Applications for 2024 YES Grants Your donations and support help fund youth-led service projects across Indiana! Do you know a 4-Her who might have an idea for a hometown service project? Encourage your future community leader to apply for a YES Grants today through the Indiana 4-H Foundation to help fund their idea! YES Grants (wh ...