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  • National Volunteer Week salutes local county volunteers
    Friday, April 9, 2021 4:00 AM
    Each year, thousands of volunteers in Indiana donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during the 47th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, 2021.
    Research reported by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that 30% of adult Americans (77.3 million) volunteered 7.9 billion hours of service worth $167 billion in 2018.
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  • What is the soil telling us?
    Friday, April 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    Extension folks are always telling you to get your soil tested every 3-5 years. Why is that? Whether you are testing the soil in your lawn, garden, or farmland, a basic soil test can provide a lot of useful information.
    What will a soil test tell us? Soil is a very complex mixture of living organisms, minerals, organic materials, water, and gases, so there’s a lot that you could potentially test!
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  • Personalize your plate, and cholesterol
    Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 AM
    We are wrapping up National Nutrition Month and the personalize your plate theme. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different. I would ask you to seek out a Registered Dietitian for some one on one advice if you are looking to make changes. As a registered dietitian one of the concerns many people have brought to me is that they shouldn’t eat eggs because of the cholesterol that is found in them. Let’s set this myth straight. 
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  • Earth day kits available for youth
    Friday, March 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    Originating in 1970, Earth Day was developed as a way to communicate emerging environmental consciousness and bring to the forefront, environmental concerns. It is annually celebrated on April 22nd and engages over 190 countries and 1 billion individuals. Earth Day was, and still is, a collaborative effort to address common environmental issues and concerns that groups were once working individually to combat.
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  • Master Gardeners May plant sale
    Friday, March 12, 2021 4:00 AM
    With this week’s warm weather, it’s hard not to get excited for spring lawn and garden prep. Soil temperatures are warming, and even though we’ll have a shot of cold air before March is said and done, we are having a bit of an early spring this year. What all this means is that it’s time to get serious about planning your garden and landscaping changes for the 2021 growing season. 
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  • National Nutrition Month: personalize your plate
    Friday, March 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March. This year’s theme is to personalize your plate. There is no one size fits all when it comes to nutrition. Everyone is unique with different bodies and food preferences. It is important to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day and the best way to do this is by reading food labels. I have people ask me all the time, should I eat this and my response is always. I don’t know what does the food label say. 
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  • 4-H for FISH: improving food security for local families
    Friday, February 26, 2021 4:00 AM
    At the start of every 4-H meeting, youth and volunteers recite the 4-H pledge to help create a sense of belonging. Not only that, but reciting the 4-H pledge is making a commitment to the four H’s (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) and helps members commit to something bigger than themselves. The 2021 4-H Junior Leader officer team understands committing to something bigger than themselves and were able to give back to their community in a big way. 
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  • Indiana Small Farm Conference goes virtual
    Friday, February 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Indiana Small Farm Conference — Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community — is moving online for 2021, combining live and on-demand content in a variety of topic areas.
    The ninth annual conference and trade show will take place March 4-6, 2021, with content delivered through the interactive Microsoft Teams application. 
    Conference registration is now open at purdue.ag/sfc, and the fee to attend all three days of the conference is $35 per person.
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  • To eat or not to eat is the question
    Friday, February 12, 2021 4:00 AM
    For most of us, eating has turned into a mindless task we do in order to stay alive. We often ignore the signals that our bodies send us that tells us when the body needs to eat and when that need has been met. Think back to the last meal you had, how did you know that you were done eating? 
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  • 4H offers Yoga for Youth Club
    Friday, February 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Kate Middleton once said “a child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same attention.” The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken its toll on people’s physical health but mental health as well. Research has shown that our youth are likely “dealing with changes to family life such as parental job loss, isolation, financial strain and uncertainty, familial stress responses, and increased family substance abuse.” 
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  • 2021 Ag Outlook
    Friday, January 29, 2021 4:00 AM
    Montgomery County’s annual Ag Outlook meeting is going online this year and will be held on February 17th from 9-10 a.m. While we won’t be able to provide you with coffee and donuts at this year’s virtual event, you will have the opportunity to participate in this meeting from the comfort of your home or office! 
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  • Could elderberry be the key in preventing the flu?
    Friday, January 22, 2021 4:00 AM
    With COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing and with us being in the middle of cold and flu season, people are looking now more than ever for ways to protect themselves from getting sick. One product that has been popping up more, stating that it can help boost your immune system is Elderberry. You might have heard of this product either through your social media or from your friends and family.
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  • It’s never too late to enroll in 4-H
    Friday, January 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you know that 4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation? It is! The 4-H program consists of a network of around 6 million youth and is led by 540,000 adult volunteers and 3,500 professionals. Started in 1902, 4-H is rich in its history and has more than 60 million alumni of the program. The 4-H program makes such an impact to youth that many of them choose to come back to the program as an adult volunteer so they can also create a positive and welcoming learning environment for the next generation. 
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  • Dining with Diabetes
    Monday, January 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!
    The Purdue Extension - Montgomery County office will be offering Dining with Diabetes in four class sessions beginning on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The classes will be held at the same time and location on Tuesday, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
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  • Advice for ice, winter wheat and freezing rain
    Friday, January 8, 2021 4:00 AM
    Those of you who have river birch trees know that they have a tendency to shed, or as I like to call it, “self-prune.” Twigs drop from my tree throughout the year, but during our recent freezing rain and ice event, it dropped more twigs and branches than ever (which meant a few more minutes’ worth of pick-up-sticks than usual). So it’s worth asking: how does freezing rain form, and what are the effects of a coating of ice on our landscape plants and our crops, like winter wheat?
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