Spring planting season is now underway, and that means motorists will see an increase in farm equipment on local roadways. Continue reading
Some wild weather over the past few weeks is expected to have a minimal impact on local plants. Continue reading
Ancilla College’s first group of Agriculture students are set to graduate this spring. Continue reading
Ancilla College is expanding course offerings in its agriculture program. Continue reading
A Marshall County business is able to expand their operations following a tax abatement approval by the Marshall County Council on Monday morning.
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.
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.
Weather so far this spring has been a bit of a rollercoaster in Northern Indiana, presenting a bit of a challenge to area plant enthusiasts.
Warmer temperatures in March, and a wintry mix predicted this week are prompting a few recommendations from Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery. He says the more a plant has developed, the more likely it is to be affected by colder temperatures.
A national farm survey indicates farmers will plant more corn and fewer soybeans during 2016.
The Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Purdue Extension are teaming up in the local area to inform farmers about improving soil health.
Plymouth High School students are teaming up with the Marshall County Historical Society to document the history and evolution of the county’s agriculture industry. Continue reading
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.
A corn disease not previously reported in the United States has been spotted in northern Indiana.
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.
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.