June 20, 2024

Calendar: Hardwood University

AKRON, Ind. — Learn the theory and practice of sawing hardwood logs into lumber at Hardwood University from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at Pike Lumber Company, 719 Front St., Akron.

• Observe external characteristics affecting lumber quality and measurement of selected logs.

• Discuss decisions made at head saw, resaw, edger and trimmer that affect the lumber grade.

• Cut logs on a portable sawmill to observe the process in practice and evaluate the impact of right/wrong decisions.

• Tour a commercial sawmill.

Cost is $79 and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Rado Gazo at 765-494-3634 or gazo@purdue.edu.

Fall Centerpiece

MT. CARROLL, Ill. — Create a fall centerpiece at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Mt. Carroll Library, 306 N. Main St., Mt. Carroll.

Enjoy making your own unique fall arrangement with Master Gardener Nancy Gmitro and learn some facts about raising and drying gourds.

Register by calling the library at 815-244-1751.

Estate Planning

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — An estate planning program will be at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 14 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, 191 US-231, Greencastle.

Learn how to start the conversation about estate planning and inheritance in your family. Also, learn about wills, trusts, advance directives and being organized with all of your important paperwork.

Register for this free program by calling 765-653-8411 or email asmith22@purdue.edu.

Succulents Workshop

UTICA, Ill. — Healthy Houseplants and Amazing Succulents Workshop will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Utica Public Library, 224 Mill St., Utica.

Learn proper selection, care, maintenance and propagation from Bureau, La Salle and Marshall-Putnam University of Illinois Extension master gardeners.

Register by calling the library at 815-667-4509.

ANR Retreat

The annual Agriculture Natural Resources Retreat will be noon to 5:45 p.m. ET Nov. 15, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Beck Agricultural Center, 4550 US-52, West Lafayette.

This event is an opportunity for Purdue Extension specailists, Purdue Extension educators, Purdue staff and ANR partners to get connected and receive training.

ANR Extension educators serve as research-based, unbiased information source for county and state constituents on a variety of topics, including crops, ag business, livestock, natural resource, horticulture, small farms, urban ag, pesticide use, and land conservation. In partnership with Purdue University subject matter experts, ANR Extension educators can provide relevant and proven best-management practices to address many clients’ situational needs.

For more information, contact Jennifer Pluhar at 765-494-8490 or jpluhar@purdue.edu.

Plant Propagation

DANVILLE, Ill. — What is plant propagation? What plants can be propagated? Are there different ways of propagating plants? The Vermilion County master gardeners are ready to answer all of those questions at the Plant Propagation class from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Register for this free program at https://tinyurl.com/yxcf5ye8. For more information, call the Vermilion County Extension office at 217-442-8615.

Burnout Syndrome

URBANA, Ill. — Learn about Burnout Syndrome in Healthcare Professionals from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 16.

Burnout has negative consequences for individuals, organizations, and society overall. Beyond its impact on the physical and mental health of workers, burnout strains organizations and increases turnover, tardiness, absenteeism, and difficulty in retaining staff. Nurses are particularly at risk of experiencing burnout. Already considered a public health concern, nurse burnout was further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this online session, learn to identify burnout, understand common risk factors, and follow the latest evidence of how to address burnout in ourselves and others.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/4f8red7w.

Soup Skills

CORYDON, Ind. — Children in grades K-2 are invited to hear a story about sharing and cooperation and learn cooking skills at the 4-H Mini Stone Soup Workshop, 5:30 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at the Harrison County Extension office, 247 Atwood St., Corydon.

Each child will bring an ingredient and an adult helper and collaborate to prep and cook, collectively contributing to the pot of soup that they will eat and share. Each child will receive a gift to take home, along with a recipe and a gratitude card.

Sign up for this free program by calling 812-738-4236.

Fisheries Workshop

WHITING, Ind. — The Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. CT Nov. 16 at the Whiting Public Library, 1735 Oliver St., Whiting.

The workshop will provide information on fish biology, ecology and other fisheries topics in Lake Michigan, including lake trout and Asian carp.

The free program also will be available online. Register at https://tinyurl.com/8zae5hd3.

This workshop is presented by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue Extension, Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Grant Valley State University.

Healthy, Happy Holidays

BRAZIL, Ind. — The free program Healthy, Happy Holidays will be at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 6656 IN-59, Brazil.

Learn ways to eat well, spend smart, and be well during the busy holiday season.

Register by emailing onmorgan@purdue.edu, or call 812-448-9041.

Manure Management

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension’s webinar Manure Management and Utilization Technologies will be from 9 a.m. to noon ET Nov. 17. The webinar will cover anaerobic digestion topics , including:

• Economics of Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion

• Anaerobic Digestion Systems on Small- and Medium-Sized Farms

• Carbon Credits of Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion

• Considerations for Co-digestion in Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion Systems

For more information and to register, contact Bryan Overstreet, Jasper County, boverstr@purdue.edu, 219-866-5741; Brad Kohlhagen, Adams County, bkohlhag@purdue.edu, 260-724-5322; or Kenneth Eck, Dubois County, kjeck@purdue.edu, 812-482-1782.

Native Trees and Shrubs

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — The program Choosing Native Trees and Shrubs will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Christian County Extension office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville.

Native trees and shrubs support insects and wildlife in local ecosystems. Discover the value and characteristics of native woody plants and the beauty desirable trees and shrubs can add to various sites in your landscape.

The program also will be online. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5ak8mx7s.

Ag Career Fair

OREGON, Ill. — The Ogle/Carroll Agriculture in the Classroom will host The Ag Career Exploration Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon.

Learn about what businesses offer agricultural jobs, and summer internship opportunities. There will be a sprayer simulator and drone demonstrations.

For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/mrxdhbx7, or contact Melinda Colbert at 815-732-2191 or charbm@illinois.edu.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Vigo County 4-H Council Holiday Craft Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Nov. 19 at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S US Highway 41, Terre Haute.

Featured will be handmade crafts, jewelry, embroidery, clothing, kitchenware, woodworking, artwork, and fall and Christmas decor. Admission is $1. Proceeds go towards the 4-H Scholarship Fund.