Purdue Extension is offering a three-day workshop for both new and experienced leaders, administrators, facilitators and graduate students who would like to develop or improve their facilitation skills. The workshop, originally developed by Michigan State University Extension, provides a hands-on learning experience through fast-paced interactive tool-building activities and practical application in small groups. It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.
With summer break quickly approaching, the Indiana GEAR UP program is announcing STEM camps for students and professional development opportunities for teachers that will provide exciting and innovative learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for potentially up to 5,000 students and 300 teachers across the state.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $92,300 to Purdue University researcher Levon Esters for a program to increase the number of women and underrepresented minority students who complete graduate degrees in agriculture and life sciences.
Indiana 4-H alumni are invited to participate in the Raise Your Hand Challenge to help boost national youth enrollment to 10 million by 2025.
Purdue Extension has introduced two new mobile apps based on the annual Corn and Soybean Field Guide, making it even easier for grain producers, crop advisers and other agribusiness professionals to access timely, research-based crop management information.
The majority of the 41.5 million chickens and 10.5 million pigs sold each year in Indiana are raised in confined feeding operations (CFOs). About 2,000 CFOs are currently operating in Indiana, and the farms are regulated by standards set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Where exactly a new CFO can locate within a specific county also can be dictated by the county’s zoning ordinance.
Just like a doctor, homeowners and professionals can now identify, diagnose and find the prescribed solution for lawn problems, according to their preferred choice of cultural, biological, or chemical options.