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  • 5 ways to keep kids safe on farm
    Every day, farmers are faced with the reality that they may be the last of their line to till the soil or milk their cows.
  • Beginning Farmer workshops focus on food safety and marketing
    Purdue Extension’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program is offering two workshops covering a range of food safety and marketing topics useful to anyone who is new to farming or thinking about starting a farm.
  • Seeking solutions to antibiotic resistance
    “Everyone hopes for a simple, straight forward answer to every problem,” said Dr. M.A. McCrackin, a featured speaker at the upcoming NIAA Antibiotics Symposium.
  • $6 million spent on antibiotic research
    The National Pork Board is leading the conversation to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preserve the responsible on-farm use of antibiotics in pork production.
  • Soy-based alternative to plastic beads
    Four Purdue students have created an alternative to the plastic microbeads found in nearly all exfoliating soaps by using soy-based components
  • Tool can benefit cattle producers
    A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2017 year starting Oct. 3.
  • Northwestern Indiana farmers learn latest in ag
    More than 400 farmers — representing more than a half million farmed acres — gathered recently to hear the latest research-based information about the business of farming.
  • Dairy expo offers virtual farm tours
    Three Registered Jersey herds are among eight “cream of the crop” dairy operations being featured on the Virtual Farm Tour program at the 2016 World Dairy Expo.
  • Conference targets flower growers
    Greenhouse operators and horticulturists will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists during the 2016 Indiana Flower Growers Association Purdue Conference.
  • Harvest: please keep safe out there
    Harvest can be mentally and physically taxing every year, but during a time of low commodity prices, stress levels are on the rise making farmers more vulnerable to farm accidents.
  • INFB members complete leadership program
    The fifth class of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Leaders in Action completed their program. “Personal development programs like Leaders in Action help our members find their voice,” said Randy Kron, INFB president.
  • Match sprayer to your needs
    John Deere is focused on developing a system of equipment and technology to provide customers a competitive advantage.
  • Tropical weather spawns ongoing disease issues
    SPONSORED: When the weather turns tropical in Illinois, corn diseases that love heat and humidity take over.
  • Deere vows to fight Justice blocking of Precision buy
    Deere & Company and The Climate Corp. said they plan to contest legal action announced by the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to block Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting.
  • Foes lay into egg farm plan
    Some residents are fighting a proposed egg farm that could have up to 2 million hens in rural southwestern Indiana. The plans from Prime Foods Holding Inc. call for spending potentially $50 million on the confined-feeding operation.

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