Ancilla College’s first group of Agriculture students are set to graduate this spring. Continue reading
Weather remains modest in Northern Indiana, but some farmers are already preparing for the winter cold.
According to Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery, tilling fields may already be starting in autumn. Farmers who have already harvested may also be planting cover crops to protect the soil.
Harvest is progressing in the local area, but any moisture in the forecast could slow production down for a few days.
Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery says corn and soybeans are about 50-percent out of the ground at this point in October in the local area. So far this harvest season, there have been stretches of good weather and stretches of unfavorable weather.
Ancilla College is expanding course offerings in its agriculture program. Continue reading
Ancilla College is putting together the final touches on its agricultural degree programs.
Students return to the campus this weekend, but in addition to introducing new students, Ancilla is also introducing the new degree program. Despite being located in a heavily agricultural area, the two-year liberal arts school has not had an active academic program to this point.
An ordinance looking to better regulate the use of irrigation equipment in Pulaski County failed to gain traction, Monday night.
The Pulaski County Commissioners considered the ordinance – which would have prevented irrigation sprinklers from spraying on local roadways to improve motorist safety. The ordinance also attempted to install signage and establish a fine system for violations of the law.
Ancilla College’s new agriculture program continues to grow. Ancilla President Ken Zirkle says there are already more then 20 students signed up to take part in the two-year degree program when the fall semester starts next month. Continue reading
State climatologists are predicting Indiana may experience drought conditions this summer, and that could have an impact on local farmers.
The unofficial start of spring planting for corn started last weekend, but soil temperatures and a bit of rain may have already slowed progress just a bit.
It may be winter, but Purdue Extension in Starke and Pulaski Counties is encouraging local farmers to prepare for changes in the price of commodities.
A workshop is being held on January 19th at the Bass Lake Community Center that hopes to detail how farmers may avoid financial difficulty over the next five years.
A recent Appellate Court decision regarding the construction of fences has not necessarily stopped criminal charges from being filed in the incident.
Commodity prices have been dropping, which may leave farmers with a few decisions to make over the coming years.
Ancilla College’s Agriculture Program is now a couple months into its first semester. Continue reading
Harvest season is progressing in the immediate area following some relatively dry weather.
Plant pathologists say “tar spot” is a fungal disease that develops brown lesions on the corn leaf. Black ascomata later appear, protruding from the leaf. The structures produce spores which spread the “tar spot” fungus.
A loose group of organizers is hoping to identify issues related to the production of local food, and maybe improve health and nutrition in the process.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering financial assistance to entities affected by rains and flooding that started in the spring of this year.
Indiana has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster declaration, but a federal representative says provisions in major legislation will also go a long way toward helping Hoosier farmers.