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Leave no trace: how to practice low-impact camping

As Indiana’s peak camping season picks up in June, Purdue Extension experts share tips on how campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts can help protect parks and wildlife for all to enjoy.

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Tanya Hall, Purdue University Extension community development regional educator, was selected as the north central region content coordinator with the AgriProspects Workforce Development Network.
Purdue Extension leads workforce development project with AgriProspects network

Tanya Hall, Purdue University Extension community development regional educator, has been selected as the north central region content coordinator with the AgriProspects Workforce Development Network.

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Livestock producers and forage-input personnel can gain hands-on training at Indiana Grazing Schools

From the Indiana Forage Council (IFC) and Purdue Extension agriculture and natural resources, the Indiana Grazing Schools will start in August. Livestock producers will gain hands-on training in implementing improved grazing systems.

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Building Sustainable Urban Farming Capacity and Connections

Purdue Extension led a four-year research and Extension project (supported by SARE and extended one year due to the pandemic) on urban farming to increase opportunities for effective and sustainable training, learning, and networking. A leadership team and advisory committee was established to administer the project, host networking events, develop and deliver an urban agriculture certificate program, establish a mentor/intern program, and build a tool share program.

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Fifty Years of Indiana Property Tax Policy

Indiana voters elected Otis Bowen as Governor in 1972 on a pledge of “visible, lasting and substantial” property tax relief. The slogan appealed to voters because property taxes had been growing rapidly for two decades.

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$1.5M USDA NIFA grant will help Purdue researcher identify community-based food waste solutions

The Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant will fund a research and Extension project titled “Designing Co-Created Solutions to Improve Nutrition Security, Health Equity, and Environmental Sustainability.”

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Producers are invited to attend Purdue University Extension's Twilight Tour at Feldun Purdue Agricultural Center on June 25. (Photo provided by Ron Lemenager)
Producers invited to attend twilight tour of grazing technology

Producers are invited to attend Purdue University Extension’s twilight tour of grazing technology. The tour will be hosted at the Feldun Purdue Agricultural Center (FPAC), 1117 State Route 458 in Bedford, Indiana, on June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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