January 18, 2022

Calendar: Where does your money go?

Does your money run out before the end of the month? Is it difficult to pay your bills on time? Do you wish you had more money? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the “Where Does Your Money Go?” program is for you. This program is two sessions, at 2 p.m. EST Jan. 10 and 24.

Register by calling 765-653-8411. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/2bz66tut.

Running for office

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Have you ever considered running for a local government office? Join Purdue Extension and the Putnam County clerk’s office to learn about the process of running for office, requirements, and positions up for election in 2022.

The program will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Jan. 11 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, 191 N. US 231, Greencastle, Indiana.

Register at tinyurl.com/run4officePutCo22. For more information, call 765-653-8411.

Illiana Vegetable Grower’s Symposium

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — The Illiana Vegetable Grower’s Symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Jan. 12 at Teibel’s Restaurant, 1775 US 41, Schererville, Indiana.

This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production practices, farm management and marketing; to visit with vendors; and to network with other growers.

Register at tinyurl.com/texz4pv6.

Dealing with winter wildlife damage

Wildlife can be fun to watch, but wild animals also can be very destructive to the home landscape. Join University of Illinois Extension’s Good Growing team to learn about six mammals that may be causing damage to your yard or garden this winter, including deer, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, voles and mice.

The online program will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Register at tinyurl.com/3k7xhyes.

Insights into Illinois natural history

Join Dr. Eric Schauber, director of the Illinois Natural History Survey and Illinois state biologist, at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 to learn about the Illinois Natural History Survey.

Schauber will give a brief background on the mission and accomplishments of the INHS over the past 160-plus years as well as some of their current major areas of research, and answer questions about how and why they do what they do and what they are learning.

This online program is presented by the Champaign County Forest Preserve District and the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program. Register at tinyurl.com/ypawvesb.

IBCA and Purdue Area 3 Beef Meeting

POSEYVILLE, Ind. — The Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Purdue Area 3 Beef Meeting will be at 7 p.m. EST Jan. 12 at the Red Wagon Restaurant, 6950 Frontage Road, Poseyville, Indiana.

The meeting will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs, and the Purdue Department of Animal Science will provide an educational presentation.

RSVP to the Gibson County Extension office at 812-385-3491. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yz38yzv4.

Area 3 includes the counties of Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.

Learn about the recent climate report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 1 recently came out with a report detailing the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change. Learn what the report says and what it means for our future at 1 p.m. Jan. 13.

This webinar is part of the University of Illinois Extension’s Everyday Environment Webinar Series. Register at tinyurl.com/2p9het49.

Learn about air fryers

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Did you get an air fryer for Christmas and not sure what to do with it? Learn about air fryers and try a new recipe at 2 p.m. EST Jan. 13 at the Putnam County Extension office, 152 E. Columbia St., Greencastle, Indiana.

Cost is $5. Register by calling 765-653-8411 or email sampsona@purdue.edu.

Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit

FREEPORT, Ill. — The University of Illinois Extension’s fourth annual Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan 14 at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Updates in Crop Management” with University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin-Madison specialists discussing strategies for weed, pest, disease, and nutrient management.

  • Daniel Smith, nutrient and pest management specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss making the most of your input dollar by considering manure and cover crop credits, crop rotation, nitrogen management and more.
  • Allen Parrish, director of the University of Illinois Crop Science Research Farm, will cover corn, soybean and hemp variety trials conducted by the University of Illinois.
  • University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Chelsea Harbach will discuss soybean cyst nematode management and how newly proposed methods of managing this yield stealer are performing in university-based research trials.
  • University of Illinois Extension Commercial Ag Educator Phillip Alberti will round out the day with updates about ongoing university research trials and upcoming educational programs.

Cost is $5. Register at go.illinois.edu/jsw or call 815-235-4125.