Poptique Joins the Fight for Childhood Cancer

Poptique joins fight against childhood cancer Poptique Popcorn joined a fundraiser hosted by Meridian Title Corporation on Friday, Aug. 5 in Fort Wayne to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a charity that funds research to fight childhood cancer. Poptique owner Gary Hively said that one of the reasons he wanted to help […]

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Beginning Farmer Veteran Workshop

National AgrAbility Project and Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program are teaming up to host a free Beginning Farmer Veteran Workshop. The event is taking place on July 30 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette and provides military veterans, active duty members, as well as their families, the opportunity to learn more about how to start and operate […]

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Photo History Book of County Extension Agents

Purdue University Press is publishing several regional history titles this year.  The most recent book is Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents by Fredrick Whitford, Neal Harmeyer and David Hovde. Compiled from original county agent records discovered in Purdue University’s Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research […]

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Where Does Your Shrimp Come From?

Ever wonder where the shrimp you buy in the grocery store comes from? The simple truth is that over 90% of shrimp and seafood is imported into the United States every year. Most of this shrimp is produced 12,000 miles away in Southeast Asian countries. It is then frozen before being shipped half-way around the world to […]

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Kentucky Derby to Feature Indiana Produced Artisan Cheese

Steckler Grassfed’s Organic Bright Meadow Cheddar Cheese was featured at the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Steckler Grassfed is located in South Central Indiana near Dale. The Steckler’s produce artisan-aged raw milk and cheese using milk from their USDA certified organic herd of 100% grass-fed cows. See more of their story on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/steckler-Grassfed-123392397746374/ See […]

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“The newest attraction at the massive Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is already getting the attention of some of the biggest names in agribusiness.”   To read the rest of this story by Inside Indiana Business, click here. Image of Winfield Crop Adventure Courtesy of Fair Oaks Farms  

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New at the farm.

We are having a typical springtime on the farm. Weather is not cooperating with the to do lists. All the rain is delaying planting, but we are moving ahead as best we can. We welcomed new chicks and goslings to the farm, as well as a new flock of Welsh Harlequin ducklings.  

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Kids Days

The Pumpkins and More Farm Market Kids Days will be held this year on the last two Sundays in September 9/18 and 9/25 and every Sunday in October 10/2,10/9,10/16,10/23 and 10/30.  We will have free hayrides, pumpkin painting and games.  Go to pumpkinsandmoremarket.com for more information.

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Finalists for Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge Include 3 Indiana Grown Members

Finalists Announced for Indiana Food Entrepreneur Challenge Concepts Inspired by Family Memories and Infused Flavors Indianapolis, Ind. – June 6, 2016 – Flavor experimentation and beloved memories in the kitchen inspired many of this year’s top food business concepts for the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Three start-up finalists and three early stage finalists will compete in […]

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