Good day from southern Indiana. My name is Amanda Mosiman, and I work for Purdue Extension in Warrick County as the agriculture and natural resources educator. I graduated from Purdue University with my master’s degree in animal sciences in 2007. I’ve been in Extension for 6 years, and I love every minute of it. It’s a great way to be engaged with farmers of all types and sizes and be involved with many aspects of the community.

I was raised on a small swine farm and showed pigs in several states over my 10-year 4-H career. My husband and I recently purchased five acres of property, for which we have busy plans. We hope to get engaged in our local farmers markets with tree fruits, berries, poultry, eggs and garden vegetables.

The top story from around our parts? It’s raining — again. We had a few days of warm weather last week to get some wheat harvested, and yields are above average. The area Extension educators harvested both of our wheat variety trial plots for Purdue and are looking forward to some useful results for wheat producers to utilize when choosing a variety. Many hayfields also were being cut and baled, as well. The 4-Hers across the county are very busy getting their projects ready for fair exhibition from July 15-20. It’s a busy time in Warrick County.