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  • FFA-rv021414-story 1 pic 75 years of Excellence in the Rushville FFA Most people consider the National FFA Organization the greatest student lead organization in the United States or even the world. The FFA has been an organization that has been built on the idea of leadership and hard work. One chapter that has excel

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFA-rv021414-story 9 pic Hard work pays off Every year, the Rushville FFA Chapter competes in the District IX contests. District IX is composed of many CDE's (Career Development Events) and proficiencies (Supervised Agricultural Experiences). Every FFA member is encouraged to compete in these

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Midwest mint growers to meet Feb. 27-28 in northern Indiana WEST LAFAYETTE - Midwest mint growers will gather Feb. 27-28 in Plymouth to learn about a variety of production and use topics related to this specialty oil crop. The Midwest Mint Growers Meeting is sponsored by the Office of Agricultural Research at

    February 7, 2014

  • Purdue agronomists seek collaborators for on-farm trials WEST LAFAYETTE - Two Purdue Extension agronomists are seeking farmers who are willing to collaborate in on-farm, field-scale research trials to study corn plant populations and nitrogen management. Corn specialist Bob Nielsen and soil fertility spec

    February 7, 2014

  • 'Master regulator' protein controls flowering, disease resistance in plants WEST LAFAYETTE - The next time you stop and smell the roses, thank MED18. The protein MED18 controls many important plant processes, including when a plant blossoms, how it resists key fungal diseases, and how it responds to environmental stress fact

    February 7, 2014

  • In Senate, bipartisan support is key to farm bill WASHINGTON (AP) -- Support from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate is expected to overcome liberal as well as conservative criticism of a massive five-year farm bill that spends nearly $100 billion a year on food stamps and crop subsidies. "The

    January 31, 2014

  • Purdue to help rural landowners care for natural resources WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue Extension is offering workshops for rural landowners who want to learn about techniques, practices and assistance for developing and enhancing forests, landscapes, ponds and other natural resources. "Helping Families Conserv

    January 31, 2014

  • Last call for Ind. students to apply for Ag Education Scholarship INDIANA -- America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program was launched to generate student interest in careers in agriculture. The America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, presented by Monsanto in connection with the National FFA Scholar

    January 31, 2014

  • Purdue agronomists offer post-harvest corn research updates WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue Extension agronomists have published research updates regarding corn plant populations and nitrogen management guidelines for Indiana growers. Plant populations and nitrogen rates are hot topics in agriculture as input costs

    January 24, 2014

  • Fruit tree pruning workshop hosted by Franklin County Extension Franklin County Purdue Extension will host a fruit tree pruning workshop at Michaela Farm from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. We will begin the program indoors with a lesson on fruit tree pruning with local experts Kris Medic and Chuck VanNatta. A

    January 24, 2014

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