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  • Floyd County grower continues family tradition
    Tucked in the rolling hills of Floyd County is a farm that the Fenwick family has called home for decades. Roy Fenwick, along with his wife, Edith Carol, operates the farm with his brothers, Mervin and Ralph, and his nephew, Evan. 
  • Owners aim for sustainable, community-focused winery
    When you pull up to Owen Valley Winery, the first welcome you receive will likely come from Vino, the estate’s friendly dog. Sitting on the front porch with a wagging tale and what almost appears to be a smile, Vino loves people and can’t wait to meet new visitors. 
  • Apply now for Young Leaders Program
    Applications now are available for Indiana farmers interested in participating in the American Soybean Association DuPont Young Leaders Program. Improving communications skills and networking with soybean farmers from across the country are just two benefits participants gain from the program. 
  • Apply for NRCS conservation funding
    Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for Indiana’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced that NRCS is accepting applications through July 17 for funding to improve water quality in several watersheds in northern Indiana. 
  • Learn drainage laws, issues at INFB seminar
    Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Drainage School, a seminar focusing on Indiana drainage issues, will be Aug. 27 at INFB’s home office, 225 S. East St. The seminar will promote an understanding of the laws and regulations that control drainage laws and dispute resolutions. 
  • Workshop to include entrapment session
    Purdue Extension, in partnership with the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry, will sponsor a free workshop to educate industry professionals on the equipment and methods of grain dust explosion prevention. 
  • Learn about big data at seminar
    While the technology that has arrived on the farm in the last few years has helped farmers, it comes with concerns about data use, privacy and security. 
  • Crunch time here for replanting flooded soybean fields
    With rainy conditions expected to continue across parts of the Midwest for the next week, northern Indiana soybean farmers will have to race against the clock to get in an initial crop or replant their flood-damaged fields, a Purdue Extension specialist said. 
  • Hurt: Indiana crop losses may be $475 million
    Indiana’s corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million. 
  • Storing wet hay could cause barn fire
    With parts of the Midwest experiencing wetter-than-normal weather conditions, a Purdue Extension forage specialist urges farmers to make sure their hay is adequately dried before baling and storage to reduce the risk of barn fires. 
  • Indiana rains set record for June
    Indiana set a record for rainfall in the month of June, with a state average of 9.03 inches, the Indiana State Climate Office said. June also was the fourth-wettest of any month on record since 1895. 
  • Helping disabled vets get into farming
    Cindy Chastain’s strong background in both military and agriculture make her a perfect fit for her role as farmer veteran AgrAbility coordinator for the national AgrAbility Project. AgrAbility’s mission is to improve the quality of life of farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. 
  • Survey: 4th cookout slightly costlier this year
    An Independence Day cookout featuring some of Americans’ favorite summer foods — hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ribs, watermelon and other items — will be a little bit more expensive this year than it was last year, according to an annual survey from Indiana Farm Bureau. 
  • Rain floods Indiana fields
    The saying, “When it rains, it pours,” is especially true this summer as farmers deal with excessive rain water in most of the state. 
  • Veteran uses local ingredients in southern Indiana bakery
    Laura Buckingham essentially began her business by selling her artisan bread and baked goods on a roadside stand on Highway 150 and at local farmers markets. 

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