Summer Isn’t Just for Kids

The sun is shining, kids are about to be out of school and it is time to gear up for fun in the summer sun. It is common for many adults to become less active as they age. But regular physical activity in older adults can be very beneficial. Physical activity can help delay, prevent…

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Teaching & Leading Through the 4-H Mission Areas

The 4-H program is well-known for growing the next generation of leaders. Our youth understand the importance of giving back to the community and serving as positive role models to their peers and younger youth. Our 4-H members get the opportunity to explore the 4-H Mission Areas of Science, Healthy Living, and Civic Engagement through…

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How to Plant a Tree

It is spring time and with spring comes projects, often in the form of landscaping. If your landscaping ambitions are large this spring let’s talk about the largest of them all, a tree. At the Master Gardeners Plant Sale this Saturday, May 7th, Nucor will be handing out free trees. The Montgomery County Soil and…

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A Fungus Amongus

It is spring time in Indiana and that can mean only one thing mushroom hunting season. It has been a little cold for mushroom hunting this spring, but soon they will be out in plenty in our wooded areas of Montgomery County. Morels are fun to go out and find but they are also yummy…

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National Volunteer Week Thanks Volunteers in Montgomery County

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 48th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, 2022. Research reported by the Corporation for National and Community…

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Preventing and Spotting Avian Flu on Hobby Farms

Avian Flu or H5N1 is a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that so far has been found in three counties in Indiana, Dubois, Greene and Elkhart. So far 171,224 commercial turkeys and 10,679 commercial ducks have been affected. There have been zero cases of Avian Flu in Montgomery County and I want to press that…

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More Is Not Always Better!

Supplements, do I need them? The answer is simple, probably not. If you have been following social media, you have certainly seen different companies pushing different vitamins and nutrients, especially recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplements come in many forms; pills, shakes, and patches. It doesn’t matter the supplement delivery method, there are a…

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Teens Leading The Way

The Montgomery County 4-H program is proud of our teen leaders that are taking the initiative to live out the 4-H motto, “to make the best better”. There are two specific teams of teens that I would like to highlight that are offering programming opportunities throughout the county to businesses, organizations, youth agencies, and more.…

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Reflecting On National Ag Day

As I enjoyed National Ag Day on March 22nd, I myself realized I do not appreciate and recognize all the steps my food went through before consuming. I was just plopping my fruits, yogurt, and spinach into my blender to pulverize my morning smoothie without a second thought. As we just celebrate National Ag Week,…

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Celebrate A World Of Flavors

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors. Celebrating flavors from cultures around the world is a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! Enjoying different flavors of the world is a chance to learn…

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