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					    October 2011                

    Extension Educator

                                                                        4-H in Whitley County:

                                                             October 17 • 6:30 p.m. • 4-H Center
                                                                        4-H in Whitley County:
                                                                      October 22 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                      4-H Center & Horse Barns

CHeCK OUT OUR WeBSITe!                                       Whitley County Extension Homemakers                       HOLIDAY BAZAAR
    Would you like to see some fair pictures?
    Would you like to see the fair results?                   & QUILT SHOW
•   Does your 4-H club have a website?                                  November 4 & 5
•   Do you want to promote your Extension activity?                4-H Center, Columbia City
•   Send Gloria ( your club meet-               Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    ing or activity information and we will be glad to
    post it on our site.                                          Saturday: 8:30 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Cindy - Dave - Gloria - Janet - Lisa - Marissa

    Purdue                                   MISSION STATEMENT
                                        We transform lives and livelihoods
    university                         through research-based education.

                                      IN THIS ISSUE:
      Health & Human Sciences                  4-H Youth                      Ag & Natural Resources
      • Homemaker Happenings            • October 4-H Calendar                • October Ag Calendar
    • October Educational Programs   • 4-H Adult Volunteer Congress            • Aspergillus Ear Rot
    • October/November Activities      • County Awards Program              • Drought Stress Continuing
         • Consumer Update             • 4-H Spooktacular Event                  • Fall Fertilization


                                                   Dates:    Thursday, November 3, Purdue University
                                                             @ 9:30 a.m.
                                                             Tuesday, November 29, Dekalb County @
                                                             7:00 p.m.
                                                   Program: CARET (Council for Agricultural Research,
                                                   Extension and Teaching) is a national grassroots

  master gardener                                  organization whose mission is to enhance national
                                                   support and understanding of the land-grant uni-

fall harvest seminar
                                                   versity system’s food and agricultural research,
                                                   Extension and teaching programs in order to achieve
                                                   a better standard of living for all people.
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.                      PCARET is the Purdue University branch of the
Location: Whitley Co. 4-H Center                   national CARET organization. The purpose of
Programs:                                          PCARET is to provide a means for Indiana citizens
  Cindy Barnett – Preserving                       to have input into program development, budgetary
    Nature’s Bounty                                matters and legislation. Members work with deci-
  Jan Barkley – What to do with all                sion makers at all levels – local, state and national.
    those Pickles?                                 The area XI (northeast Indiana) PCARET organi-
  Tommy Shupe – Green with Pesto                   zation meets twice a year. Tony Reust & Marge
  Sue Farris – Raspberry Jam                       Frazier, Whitley County’s representatives serve as
  Al Anderson – Action Al Salsa                    advocates for the Purdue University land-grant
  Kay Fleck – Yummy Butternut Squash Soup          agricultural programs in research, Extension and
  Louise Hill – Harvest SOS (Stuffing Orange       teaching. If you would be interested in serving as a
    Squash)                                        PCARET member, contact Cindy Barnett, Extension
  Linda Bustamante – Preserving Herbs for          Educator, 244-7615 or 625-3313 or cbarnett@purdue.
    Summer-Thyme Flavors & Fall Craft Projects     edu.

    join us for 4-h day
   at Purdue football
  Don't miss your chance to be a part of two great Indiana
  traditions: Indiana 4-H and Purdue Boilermaker Football!
  October 8th is Indiana 4-H Day at Purdue Football and
  we want you to be there! Prime tickets are still available, so
  reserve yours today! Here's the basic information:

             Indiana 4-H Day at Purdue Football
     Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
       October 8th | Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette | Kickoff at 2 p.m. EST
  Included in this event with your ticket purchase:
  - Pre-game tailgate in the Purdue Softball Parking Lot starting at 10 a.m.
  - Parking Pass for every 4 tickets sold
  - The first 100 people who get tickets will be part of an on-the-field experience prior to kick-
  To purchase your tickets now for only $34/ticket, please call us today at (765) 494-8483 or
  email Rachel at! Don't miss your chance to Go Bright Green and Boiler Up!
                                                                                                                                 EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 3

OctOber HOmemaker Happenings
 Date    event                                                                                             time                                               Location
     3   Educational Programs:
         ‘Dialogic Reading’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Extension Office
         ‘Nutrition & Cancer Myths’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             Extension Office
         ‘Stress Less’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Extension Office
    10   OFFICE CLOSED – in observance of Columbus Day
    11   Sewing Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             Extension Office
 17-21   Indiana Extension Homemaker Week
    20   Newsletter mailing: Club 21, Double Dozen & Etna Troy . . . 1:00 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    Extension Office

   OctOber 2011 educatiOnal PrOgrams
            Date: Monday, October 3                                                          these foods, and what we should be eating to help
    Location: Whitley County Extension Office                                                reduce our risk of developing cancer. Come up with
                                                                                             your own personal guideline to help you establish
“Dialogic Reading”                                                                           healthy eating habits.
Time: 9:30 a.m.                                                                        “Stress Less”
Program: Reading time is perhaps                                                       Time: 7:00 p.m.
   the best quality and bonding
   time you can spend with young                                                       Program: Determine what stressors
   children. Dialog reading is                                                            you have in your life and how to
   a reading technique that gradually reverses roles                                      manage that stress. This program
   between the adult and the child, so that the adult                                     includes activities and manage-
   becomes the listener, the questioner, and the audi-                                    ment suggestions. Leave the
   ence for the child. This program will help individu-                                   workshop with tools that will help you stress less
   als learn the techniques to promote school readiness
   skills for preschool age children.
                                                                                           All Programs are FREE & open to the public.
“Nutrition & Cancer Myths"                                                               Call 260-244-7615 or 260-625-3313 to reserve your
Time: 1:00 p.m.                                                                           Contact: Cindy Barnett – Purdue Extension –
Program: We’ve all heard that certain                                                                   Whitley County Office
   foods that we eat may increase our risk                                                     115 S. Line Street, Columbia City IN
   of cancer. Come learn the truth about                                                     

  HOMEMAKER ACTIVITY:                                                                  Wells County policeman.
   Whitley County Homemakers                                                           Those attending were: Barb Overdeer, Kathy
                                                                                       Hinen, Ginny Faulkner, Dee Blackburn - Union
   Attend District Meeting                                                             Busy Bells; Sheila Schilling – Club 21; Sharon
  Nine Extension Homemakers represented Whitley                                        Hesting – Twilight; Linda Hollenbaugh – Jefferson;
  County at the IEHA district meeting on Thursday,                                     Mary Lou Fries – Town & Country; & Cindy
  September 8 in Wells County.                                                         Barnett – Extension Educator.
  The program included updates from all the state                                      The next district meeting will be Tuesday, March
  officers and a “Personal Safety” program by a                                        27 in Noble County.

Congratulations to our clubs &
members for a great 2010 - 2011
                                                               nOvember activity
club year! Awards were -present-
ed at the Extension Homemaker                               HOlIdAY BAzAAR & QuIlT sHOw
Awards Program, September 27th.
                                                            dates & Times:
          New Member Award:                                      Friday, November 4. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
            Jefferson Club – 3 members                          Saturday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
           Union Busy Bells – 3 members                     location:
                   New Members:                                4-H Center, Columbia City
          Sally Ballard – Union Busy Bells
         Dee Blackburn – Union Busy Bells                   Holiday Bazaar - If you are
            Barbara Grostefon – Tawasi                        interested in renting table
           Karen Hall – Union Busy Bells                      space, call 244-7615 or 625-
               Laura Hinen – Jefferson                        3313 for a registration form
            Elaine Langston – Jefferson                     Quilt show -
              Joyce Williams - Jefferson                      Entries due – Wednesday, November 2, 6-7:00
            Community service Award:                          p.m. or Thursday, November 3, 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
                    Evening Bells                             Entries released – Saturday, November 5, 2:00-
                 Happy Homemakers                             2:30 p.m.
                       Twilight                               Entry fee – $2.00/per quilt
                  Union Busy Bells
                                                              Categories – All quilted items will be judged as
            Program Excellence Award:                         hand or machine quilted in each of the follow-
               (Educational Programs)                         ing categories:
                Town & Country – 13                                    Antique (at least 50-years old)
                    Richland – 12                                                 Appliqué
                     Twilight - 11                                                Children’s
                    Jefferson - 10                                                 Clothing
                  Memorial service:                                              Crazy Quilt
       Blanch Bockelman – Union Busy Bells                                      Home Décor
           Helen Heinley – Evening Bells                             Made by a Child (age 15 or under)
          Marie Clark – Union Busy Bells                     Original (completely designed, made & quilted by
         Ruth McClain – Town & Country                                             entrant)
          Treva Wolfe – Town & Country                                              Pieced
             Edna Western – Etna Troy                                             Samplers
                                                                                Whole Cloth

      OctOber activity                                        Judging – All quilted items will be judged &
                                                              will receive a ribbon, unless designated as “For
                                                              Display Only”. The “People’s Choice” winner
                                                              will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and
sEwING dAY                                                    will receive a monetary award.
date: Thursday, October 11                                    Call 244-7615, 625-3313 or
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch on your own;                for a registration form.
   bring a sack lunch if you wish. Come as you
   can, leave as you wish.
location: Whitley County Extension Office                    COOKBOOKs
Projects: Whitley County Extension Homemakers will
   be sewing cancer pads for Cancer Services & tote          The “Taste of Home”
   bags for Riley Children’s Hospital. Bring your por-       cookbook is a great holi-
   table sewing machine, leftover fabrics and/or notions.    day gift. It has over 600
   Even if you are not a seamstress, you can come and        recipes and sells for ONLY $5.00.
   help cut out fabrics, press fabrics and sort fabric.      Stop by the Extension Office to pick
   Friends & neighbors are welcome..                         up your copies.
                                                                                  EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 5

                                               Thank you to PAT LOE, the only Extension Homemaker
                                               who showed up to label and fold the September newslet-
                                               We send out approximately 1,900 newsletters and it takes
                                               more than one volunteer to do this. Please look in your
                                               program books and mark the month that your club is
                                               responsible and show up. Thanks again to Pat.

                      cOnsumer uPdate
PuMPKIN NuTRITION                                       PuMPKIN(OR sQuAsH) PANCAKEs
The      bright                                         These pancakes can be prepared Butternut Squash,
orange color of                                         Hubbard Squash or other variety of winter squash.
pumpkin is a                                            Use canned pumpkin puree, freshly prepared puree,
dead giveaway                                           or frozen puree which has been thawed. Cold left-
that pumpkin                                            over pancakes are an appetizing snack.
is loaded with                                             •	 1	C.	all-purpose	flour
an important                                               •	 1	tsp.	baking	powder
antioxidant,                                               •	 ½	tsp.	salt
beta-carotene.                                             •	 1	tsp.	pumpkin	pie	spice
Beta-carotene                                              •	 1	egg,	slightly	beaten
is one of the                                              •	 2	C.	pumpkin	puree
plant carote-                                              •	 ½	C.	molasses	or	maple	syrup
noids convert-                                             •	 3-4	Tbsp.	buttermilk	or	milk
ed to vitamin                                              •	 2	Tbsp.	unsalted	butter	or	margarine,	melted
A in the body.                                             •	 ½	C.	chopped	pecans	or	hazelnuts,	optional
In the conver-                                             •	 Powdered	sugar	for	dusting
sion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many          1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking pow-
important functions in overall health.                     der, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods    2. In another bowl, beat egg slightly. Add pump-
containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of            kin or squash puree, molasses or syrup, milk or
developing certain types of cancer and offers protect      buttermilk and melted butter or margarine. Mix
against heart disease. Beta-carotene offers protec-        until smooth.
tion against other diseases as well as some degen-      3. Blend in the dry ingredients all at once. Mix until
erative aspects of aging.                                  batter is smooth. Allow batter to rest for 30 min-
Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods       utes or more.
containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of         4. Stir nuts into batter, and add additional table-
developing certain types of cancer and offers protect      spoons of buttermilk or milk if batter is too
against heart disease. Beta-carotene offers protec-        thick.
tion against other diseases as well as some degen-      5. To make pancakes, spoon a heaping tablespoon
erative aspects of aging.                                  of batter onto a lightly greased preheated griddle
                                                           or heavy skillet. With the back of the spoon,
Pumpkin Nutrition Facts
                                                           flatter	 batter	 to	 about	 ½-inch	 thickness.	 	 Cook	
(1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt)              slowly until bubbles appear ton top and bottom
Calories – 49             Zinc – 1 mg                      is golden brown. Lift edge to check. Turn and
Protein – 2 grams         Selenium - .50 mg                cook until other side is golden brown.
Carbohydrate-12 grams     Vit. C – 12 mg                6. Place on a platter and set platter in a warm oven.
Dietary Fiber-3 grams     Niacin-1 mg                      Continue making pancakes until all batter is
Calcium – 37 mg           Folate–21 mg                     used. Makes about 24, 3-inch pancakes. Serves
Iron – 1.4 mg             Vitamin A-2650 IU                4 to 6 people. Garnish with powdered sugar
Magnesium-22 mg           Vitamin E-3 mg                   or serve with corn syrup, maple syrup or your
Potassium – 564 mg                                         favorite pancake syrup.

                                                        HAllOwEEN sPOOKY sOAP
                                                        Create spooky Halloween soap as a fun, candy-free
                                                        option for party favors or treat bags.
                                                        Material and Tools:
                                                           •	 Block	of	glycerin	soap	(available	at	craft	store	
                                                              or online)
                                                           •	 Silicone	muffin	mold
                                                           •	 Small	plastic	toys	(eyeballs,	spiders	or	googly
                                                              eyes, etc.)
                                                           •	 Tweezers	or	chopsticks
                                                           •	 Tissue	paper	or	clear	wrap
                                                           •	 Ribbon
ROAsTEd PuMPKIN sEEds                                   steps:
Don’t waste the seeds after cooking your pie or         1. Cut glycerin block along
making jack-o-lanterns. Instead, roast and salt the        pre-scored lines, filing
seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack. Let the        each cup of a flexible sil-
children slosh through the fibers in pursuit of the        icone muffin mold with
slippery seeds, it is so much fun.                         two sections of soap.
•	 1	quart	water                                        2. Stick silicone muffin mold
•	 2	Tbsp.	salt                                            into the microwave for
•	 2	C.	pumpkin	seeds                                      a few seconds, just long
•	 1	Tbsp.	vegetable	oil	or	melted,	unsalted	butter        enough to melt the glyc-
1. Preheat oven to 250°F.                                  erin. Remove melted soap from oven and place
2. Pick through seeds and remove any cut seeds.            on a flat surface.
   Remove as much of the stringy fibers as pos-         3. Using tweezers or chopsticks, suspend plastic
   sible.                                                  Halloween toys face down in the melted soap.
3. Bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the seeds       Allow the soap to cool. Once soap has fully hard-
   and boil for 10 minutes. Drain, spread on kitchen       ened, gently pop bars out of the flexible muffin
   towel or paper towel and pat dry.                       cups.
4. Place the seeds in a bowl and toss with oil or
   melted butter.                                       4. Cover soap bars with tissue paper or clear wrap
5. Spread evenly on a large cookie sheet or roasting       and tie with ribbon. These make a great non-
   pan.                                                    candy Halloween party favor or addition to treat
6. Place pan in a preheated oven and roast the seeds       bags.
   for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir about every 10 minutes,
   until crisp and golden brown.                        NEEd HElP PAYING YOuR
7. Cool the seeds, then shell and eat or pack in air-   MORTGAGE
   tight containers or zip closure bags and refriger-
   ate until ready to eat.                            Under Indiana’s Hardest Hit
                                                      Fund Unemployment Bridge
PuMPKIN FACTs                                         Program,      the   Indiana
                                                      Foreclosure      Prevention
 •	Around	90	to	95%	of	the	processed	pumpkins	in	 Network is offering individ-
   the United States are grown in the Illinois.       uals who are unemployed
 •	Pumpkin	seeds	can	be	roasted	as	a	snack.           through no fault of their
 •	Pumpkins	contain	potassium	&	Vitamin	A.            own assistance in paying
 •	Pumpkins	are	used	for	feed	for	animals.            their mortgage and related
 •	Pumpkins	flowers	are	edible.                       expenses while the individual seeks new employ-
 •	Pumpkins	 are	 used	 to	 make	 soups,	 pies	 and	 ment.
   breads.                                            This program will cover a portion of principal,
 •	Pumpkins	are	90%	water.                            interest, taxes and insurance (PITI) for eligible
 •	Pumpkins	are	fruit.                                unemployed homeowners while they are seeking
 •	Colonists	 sliced	 off	 pumpkin	 tops;	 removed	 re-employment or utilizing training through the
   seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
   honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the
   origin of pumpkin pie.                             For more information go to:
                                                                                               EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 7

During the recession you may have cut some of your                     Food Product Dating
household expenses to save money. And you prob-
                                                                       "Sell by Feb 14" is a type of information you
ably discovered it felt pretty good. If you’d like to
                                                                       might	 find	 on	 a	 meat	 or	 poultry	 product.	
keep the savings coming, here’s a checklist of worthy
                                                                       Are dates required on food products? Does it
possibilities, ranging from the tried-a-true to some
                                                                       mean the product will be unsafe to use after
strategies you may not have considered. Following
                                                                       that date? Here is some background informa-
these tips can trim hundreds more off your monthly
                                                                       tion which answers these and other questions
                                                                       about product dating.
 •	Be	a	power	miser.		It’s	easy	to	cut	energy	costs	all	
                                                                       what is dating?
   over your home. For example, use cold-water de-
   tergents and cycles when washing most of your                       "Open Dating" (use of a calendar date as op-
   clothes. In our tests of laundry detergents, Tide                   posed to a code) on a food product is a date
   2X Ultra Cold Water was nearly as good as get-                      stamped on a product's package to help the
   ting stains out of clothes as the No. 1 rated de-                   store determine how long to display the prod-
   tergent, and using it instead saves you 13 cents a                  uct for sale. It can also help the purchaser to
   load.                                                               know the time limit to purchase or use the
 •	Do	more	microwave	cooking.		In	addition	to	sav-                     product at its best quality. It is not a safety date.
   ing time, microwave ovens can also save up to                       After the date passes, while not of best qual-
   80%	of	the	energy	used	by	a	typical	oven.                           ity, the product should still be safe if handled
 •	Get	a	programmable	thermostat.		You	can	adjust	                     properly and kept at 40 °F or below for the
   the settings on these thermostats to turn the heat                  recommended storage times. If product has a
   down by 5 to 10 degrees at night and when you’re                    "use-by" date, follow that date. If product has
   not home, and turn the air-conditioner tempera-                     a "sell-by" date or no date, cook or freeze the
   ture up by the same amount. That can cut your                       product by the recommended time.
   energy	bills	by	as	much	as	20%.                                     what Types of Food Are dated?
 •	Replace	 your	 incandescent	 light	 bulbs.	 	 Energy	               Open dating is found primarily on perishable
   saving	 compact	 fluorescents	 can	 save	 about	 $56	               foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and dairy
   over the life of each bulb.                                         products. "Closed" or "coded" dating might
 •	Bundle	your	telecom	bills.		You	can	save	hundreds	                  appear on shelf-stable products such as cans
   a year on TV, phone, and Internet service bills by                  and boxes of food.
   paying promotional bundling rates. When the
   promotion period ends, negotiate with your car-                     Types of dates
   rier to keep your rate.                                               •	 A	"Sell-By"	date	tells	the	store	how	long	to	
 •	Shop	 online	 for	 electronics.	 Online	 retailers	 out-                  display the product for sale. You should
   scored walk-in stores in our Ratings of the best                          buy the product before the date expires.
   places to buy electronics. Check out Amazon.                          •	 A	"Best	if	Used	By	(or	Before)"	date	is	rec-
   com,,, Newegg.                                 ommended	for	best	flavor	or	quality.	It	is	
   com, and for low prices.                                        not a purchase or safety date.
 •	Hunt	 for	 bargains	 and	 coupons	 online.	 	 Make	
   sure you uncover every possible discount. Check                       •	 A	 "Use-By"	 date	 is	 the	 last	 date	 recom-
   retailer and manufacturer websites for coupons                            mended for the use of the product while
   and other special deals. Go to coupon sites like                          at peak quality. The date has been deter- and and                                   mined by the manufacturer of the prod-
   use price comparison search engines like Price-                           uct. and                                        •	 "Closed	or	coded	dates"	are	packing	num-
 •	Never	 hesitate	 to	 haggle.	 	 Let’s	 say	 you	 find	 a	                 bers for use by the manufacturer.
   great price online but prefer to copy off the Web                   safety After date Expires
   page that lists the price, and ask your salesperson
                                                                       Except for "use-by" dates, product dates don't
   to match it. No matter what you’re buying, take
                                                                       always refer to home storage and use after
   retailers up on their pledges to match competi-
                                                                       purchase. "Use-by" dates usually refer to best
   tor’s prices.
                                                                       quality and are not safety dates. But even if the
 •	Get	free	(or	cheap)	furniture	and	household	items.	      	
                                                                       date expires during home storage, a product
   For bargains on things like furniture and other
                                                                       should be safe, wholesome and of good qual-
   home products, scan or Craigslist,
                                                                       ity if handled properly and kept at 40 °F or be-
   or stop by local garage sales.
                          July 2011 Money Adviser – Consumer Reports

                                OctOber 4-H calendar
Date     Event                                                                                                                       Time                                                          Location
   4     4-H Leaders Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Extension Office
   6     4-H Council Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Extension Office
   6     Cat Club Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6:30 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (West Room)
   7     NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER NEWS DUE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4:30 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Extension Office
   8     Areas Soils Judging Contest  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Adams County
   9     Rocketry Club Launch .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2:15 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  . Indian Springs Middle School
  10     COLUMBUS DAY  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . CLOSED  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . EXTENSION OFFICE
  10     Thorncreek Township Banquet/4-H Council Election  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (West Room)
  11     4-H Clubs, Inc . Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (West Room)
  11     Columbia Township Achievement Banquet/
         4-H Council Election  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (Middle Room)
  13     Junior Leaders Meeting .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (Middle Room)
  17     4-H COUNTY AWARDS PROGRAM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6:30 pm . (refreshements)
                                                                                                                  7:00 p .m . (program)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4-H Center
  18     Rabbit Meeting/Election of Officers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (West Room)
  20     4-H Clubs, Inc . Annual Meeting  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7:00 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4-H Center (West Room)
  22     4-H SPOOKTACULAR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .6:30-8:30 p .m .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .4-H Center and Horse Barn

                                             COMBINED NEWSLETTER FOR
                                              NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
                                          Remember the next newsletter is a combined November & Decem-
                                           ber newsletter. Be sure to plan ahead and include December dates!
                                            Articles and dates for this newsletter will be due Friday, October 7
                                          at the Extension Office (the Office is closed on Monday, October 10 for
                                     Columbus Day).

                    Rule changes for 2012 must be on the                                                             Columbia Township
                     October 6 Council Meeting agenda.
                      Council has ruled that it will not ac-                                                         Achievement Banquet &
                       cept new projects, rules or changes
                       after the October Meeting in order                                                            4-H Council Election
                       for the 2011 Rule Book to be printed                                                          Date: Tuesday, October 11
                      and distributed on time for next year.                                                         Time: 7:00 p.m.
       All projects are also encouraged to use the rules                                                             Place: 4-H Center (Middle Room)
       used for State Fair.
                                                                                                                     We will be conducting an election for a new 4-H
                                                                                                                     Council member at this time. Parents plan on
  2012 FAIR DATES                                                                                                    attending as you will be voting! If anyone is
                                                                                                                     interested in running for this council position
  Whitley County 4-H Fair – July 13-19                                                                               please contact Matt Gibson at 609-0967 to get
                                                                                                                     on the ballot!
   Indiana State Fair – August 3-19
                                                                                                EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 9

TOWNSHIP CLUB MEMBERS                                                    Thorncreek Township
The Etna-Troy Township Advisory Council will                             Achievement Banquet &
have elections at the upcoming Etna-Troy Township
Achievement Awards Banquet for the Etna-Troy                             4-H Council Election
Hustlers and Etna-Troy Willing Hearts in November.                       Date: Monday, October 10
A date and time will be coming soon, so watch the
Extension Educator for more information!                                 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Parents, this is your chance to help guide the direc-                    Place: 4-H Center (West Room)
tion 4-H is taking. Please attend to vote for the par-                   If you are interested in running for an Advisory
ent you want to represent your club.                                     Board position for Thorncreek Township please
                      Karen Western, Etna-Troy Advisory Board Member
                                                                         contact Tracey Peterson or Deanna Kissinger.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL JR.                                                NEW VEHICLE DONATION
LEADERS                                                                PROGRAM FOR INDIANA 4-H
If you are interested in becoming a Jr. Leader then                    When You’re Done with Your
you will want to come to the next Jr. Leader meeting                   Car or Farm Equipment, Indiana
on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the 4-H                  4-H is Not!
Center (Middle Room).                                                  Recently, the Indiana 4-H
                                                                       Foundation joined up with
2011 INDIANA 4-H ADULT                                                 Insurance Auto Auction’s “One
VOLUNTEER CONGRESS                                                     Car, One Difference” charity vehicle donation pro-
                                                                       gram. When you donate a vehicle to Indiana 4-H
                                                                       through this program, you will reap the benefits
              Saturday, November 5                                     of IAA’s free vehicle pick-up and auction service.
         At the Indiana State Fairgrounds                              Then you’ll get a sales receipt from your vehicle that
          in the Farm Bureau Building                                  you can file for a tax deduction.
                                                                        The Indiana 4-H Foundation has teamed up with
The focus of this year’s workshop will center on the                         Insurance Auto Auctions “One Car, One
Healthy Living National 4-H Mission Mandate.                                  Difference” Vehicle donation program.
 • Provide opportunities for 4-H Volunteer to expe-                                        Now, you can
    rience personal growth.                                              Donate your used cars or farm equipment and
 • Share lesson plans that volunteers can lead with                     Designate that the proceeds benefit Indiana 4-H.
    their youth audiences.                                             Many people are familiar with car and boat donation
 • Provide opportunities for 4-H Volunteers to                         programs. What is unique about the One Car, One
    network and share experiences of working with                      Difference program is that not only can you donate
    youth audiences.                                                   you used cars, trucks, boats or RVs, you also have
                                                                       the opportunity to donate your used farm machin-
Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the program                   ery and equipment – even if it no longer runs!
will conclude at 4:00 p.m. The registration fee is
$25.00 per person due at the Extension Office by                       “Indiana 4-H supporters have the opportunity to
October 13. Registration fees include a light con-                     donate their used and even un-useable vehicles and
tinental breakfast, lunch and all program material.                    farm equipment, then IAA will take care of all the
Please make your check payable to the Indiana 4-H                      rest – including the haul away! The donors have an
Foundation. Adults are asked to wear business                          opportunity to free up valuable space in their barns
casual.                                                                and other buildings at no cost while supporting
                                                                       Indiana 4-H youth and reaping tax benefits from
                                                                       the auction of their equipment. It’s a win-win situ-
                                                                       For more information about how you can donate
                                                                       your vehicle(s) to support Indiana 4-H, visit
                                                              or call 1-877-557-1CAR
                                                                       and select the Indiana 4-H Foundation as the charity
                                                                       you wish to support.

LOST AND FOUND                                       TRACTOR SUPPLY
There are still a few “lost                          The Tractor Supply Paper
and found” items from                                Clover promotion is September
various 4-H activities, the                          21-October 2. Visit TSC during
Whitley County Fair, etc. at                         this time and buy a paper clover for $1.00 to show
the Extension Office. Please                         your support of the 4-H/Tractor Supply Company
stop in or call with a descrip-                      partnership. The funds will be distributed as fol-
tion of any item that might                          lows: 60% will remain in Whitley County, 10% will
have come up missing during any of the events over   go to our state 4-H program, and 30% will go to the
this past year.                                      National 4-H Council.

 WHITLEY COUNTY 4-H’ERS                              Loeffler.
                                                     Also … Breanna Malcolm, Camden Maley, Sarah
 AT THE STATE FAIR                                   Marchand, Audra Marken, Grace McDevitt,
                                                     Elijah McDevitt, Peyton Miller, Madelyn
 Whitley County was well represented at the          Minnick, Jarin Myer, Dayvid Myers, Cora
 Indiana State Fair. Congratulations to these        Myers, Colin Nicodemus, Erica Nicodemus,
 4-H’ers who exhibited during the 17-day             Treyten Nicolai, Kenneth Nicolai, Danielle
 event:                                              Oliver, Lucas Overfield, Sarah Palmer, Cory
 Klayton Alvord, Klarrissa Alvord, Trae              Palmer, Veronica Palmer, Cooper Parish, Kaylee
 Arnold, Devin Baker, Katie Barnett, Elijah          Parks, Adam Patrick, Elizabeth Peterson, Sarah
 Barton, Kristine Bechtold, Megan Beck,              Peterson, Jacob Pettigrew, Brook Pettigrew,
 Rozlyn Bishop, April Bishop, Garrett Blank,         Morgan Pettigrew, Chelsea Pettigrew, Claire
 Lukus Bolinger, Edmond Bradley, Caroline            Reiff, Mikalah Reimer, Geordan Reimer,
 Braun, Isabel Braun, Sophie Braun, Hannah           Ian Rentschler, Dustin Reust, Blake Reust,
 Bridegam, Skylar Campbell, Garrett Cormany,         Damian Reust, Brett Roberts, Alivia Roberts,
 Elise Cormany, Mollie Coy, Emma Coy, Evan                  Amelia Roman, Kayla Rothgeb,
 Cozad, Auston Cramer, Brittany                              Kody Rothgeb, Max Sadjak, Holden
 Douglas, Wade Eberly, Taylor                                  Schaefer, Hannah Schaefer, Olivia
 Eberly, Hope Eberly, Derek                                     Schilling, Courtney Schinbeckler,
 Eberly, Samantha Engle,                                         Eryn      Schinbeckler,      Kyra
 Amber Ferrell, Ashley Ferrell,                                   Schinbeckler, Macy Schlotterback,
 Chelsie Fisher, Brea Fisher,                                      Abbi Schrader, Grace Schrader,
 Kaitlin Frank, Brett Fry, Haylee                                  Luke Schrader, Megan Schroeder,
 Gardner, Rylee Gardner, Zachary                                Madison      Schroeder,    Tiffany
 Gardner, Maura Garza, Majenica                      Schuman, Robby Sheets, Dillon Sheiss, Jessica
 Geiger, Brittany Geiger, Colton Geiger, Drake       Shelby, Erica Shively, Avery Sparks, Malachi
 Geiger, Isaac Geiger, Bryce Geiger, Jordan          Sproles, Michael Sproles, Jackie St. George,
 Gilbert, Megan Goldwood, Danielle Graves,           Jon Starkey, Ethan Staton, Madyson Stricker,
 Landon Harris, Rachel Hartman, Jamie Heck,          Andrea Teegardin, Samuel Tenney, Nyssa
 Jennifer Hinen, Jennifer Hosler, Tyler Johnson,     Timm, Leonie Trabert, Ashley Uecker, Mason
 Brad Johnson, Natalia Johnson, Maggie               Van Houten, Crystal Van Houten, Dalton
 Johnson, Justin Johnson, Brandon Johnson,           Van Houten, Morgan Von Seggern, Anna Von
 Austin Johnson, Spencer Jordan, Bailey              Seggern, Makayla Wakeman, Caleb Wakeman,
 Keener, Jacey Keener, Allison Keener, Garrett       Landon Wakeman, Breanna Waugh, Landen
 Keener, Megan Kissinger, Ryan Klaassen,             Waugh, Isaiah Wells, Thomas Werstler, Olivia
 Erin Knepple, Jared Kreider, Isaiah Kreider,        Western, Benjamin Western, Jessica Wietfeldt,
 Dayna Kyler, Holly Kyler, Jared Lamle, Drew         Aaron Wilcoxson, Justin Wolf, Hailey Woll,
 Lamle, Brooke Laux, Jackie Leeuw, Zachary           Casandra Workman, Jessica Wright, Lucas
 Lewark, Nicholas Lilly, Rebecca Lilly, Timothy      Wright, Griffin Young, and Natasha Zolman.
                                                                                    EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 11

4-H PROGRAM                                                 fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, na-
                                                            tional, and international levels. 4-H programs are
From time to time we need to remind ourselves what          hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based.
the 4-H Program is all about.                               4-H helps youth improve their self-confidence; learn
As we end one year and begin the next it is a good          subject matter; and develop important skills includ-
time to reflect on the past and look to the future. It is   ing leadership, citizenship, communication, and
also a good time to look in the mirror and see what         decision-making that can be applied over a lifetime.
we are and what we should be.                               For older teens, 4-H also offers opportunities to de-
The purpose of the 4-H Program is: “To assist youth         velop and test their leadership skills as 4-H volun-
and adults in their development by con-                     teers and working with youth. For adults, 4-H of-
ducting hands-on educational pro-                           fers opportunities for training in a variety of areas
grams, using the knowledge base of                                       including youth development, instruc-
Purdue University, other land grant                                        tion, and more.” This is what we have
universities and the United States                                           been, are, and will be in the future.
Department of Agriculture.” This is                                           Sometime we lose sight of this and
our guide to what we do and how                                               we need to re-focus our efforts. We
we function.                                                                 need to make sure that 4-H is about
So what is the 4-H Program? “4-H is                                         learning, education with hands-on,
the only federally authorized youth                                        fun activities for youth. Competi-
serving organization. It is also the                                      tion can be part of the program, but it
largest youth serving organization in                                     should not be the main focus or the end
the country. It is a volunteer-led orga-                                 result.
nization that reaches youth through a variety of pro-       Let us resolve to make each year more about educa-
grams in both rural and urban settings. 4-H provides        tion and fun than the past year!

     Date:         Monday, October 17
     Place:        4-H Center
     Time:         Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
                   Program at 7:00 p.m.
     For:          All 4-H’ers, Leaders, Council members, parents
                   and supporters . . . you are invited and encour-
                   aged to attend
      Honorees include Achievement winners in all 4-H projects, attendees of all State
      4-H activities, Key Club award winners and all 4-H Leaders. An “Adult Leadership
      Award” and “Friend of 4-H Award” will be presented.
      Selection for the County Achievement Awards is made by a 4-H Council Award
      Committee and is based on 4-H work in each project by:
         1. Tenure in the project
         2. Tenure in 4-H
         3. Achievement in the project
         4. Attitude, cooperation and helpfulness to the Leader and other members.
      Awards which are given in projects where there is a Leader (for example, all livestock,
      bowling, etc.) are selected by that club’s advisory board.

You are invited
to a ...

     Saturday, October 22
         6:30-8:30 p.m.
       at the 4-H Center
     Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
     • Haunted Barn – Guaranteed to Spook You! Lots of Fun!
       • Games • Face Painting • Refreshments • Hay Ride
                  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
            Bring your Carved Pumpkin for People’s Choice Award (Kids Only)
                                      Categories are:
      Painted Pumpkins • Most Detailed Carving • Patriotic • 4-H Theme • Cartoon
                               Prizes for Costumed 4-H’ers

                          Admission: One Can of Food per 4-H’er
                          Family Participation Encouraged.
                                  Hope to See You!
                                Sponsored by Your 4-H Leaders
                                                                                                          EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 13

    OctOber Ag cAlendAr
 Date     event                                                                      time                                           Location
    10    OFFICE CLOSED – in observance of Columbus Day
    19    Plan Commission Meeting................................................... 7:00 p.m. .........................County Government Center

     Aspergillus eAr rot
          Charles Woloshuk & Kirsten Wise                                ficiency or drought stress). Feeding damage from
         Purdue University Agronomy Dept.                                ear-invading insects also contributes to disease de-
                                                                         velopment and aflatoxin contamination.
The fungus Aspergillus flavus causes Aspergillus
ear rot, one of the most important diseases in corn.                     Some areas covered in this publication are:
The fungus produces a mycotoxin – known as aflo-                          • Scouting and Identifying the Disease
toxin – inside the diseased corn kernels.                                 • Danger to Livestock
The presence of aflotoxin will affect grain quality                       • Detecting Mycotoxins
and marketability, as well as livestock health if the                     • Minimizing Economic Losses
grain is consumed. Aspergillus ear rot is commonly                        • Managing the Disease
observed during hot, dry years on stressed plants                        For a copy of publication #BP-83-W, call Janet at 244-
(such as those exhibiting symptoms of nutrient de-                       7615, 625-3313 or email

   Have a Safe Harvest!

   drought stress now
 blAnketing stAte likely
to continue into hArvest
       he abnormally dry and drought conditions          winter and early spring La Niña patterns lead to ex-
       that most of Indiana is experiencing don't ap-    cess rains, and in late summer Indiana experiences
       pear to change as farmers statewide prepare       abnormally dry conditions. The current status of
for harvest, according to the associate state clima-     the swings from a wet early spring to late-season
tologist.                                                drought is consistent with the La Niña signature."
Indiana is at the eastern end of a Midwest drought re-   Another contributing factor is the storm tracks.
gion, which has been classified as severe and covers     While the continued dry conditions may not be ideal
much of central Illinois and part of southeast Iowa,     for late-developing crops around the state, Scheer-
said Ken Scheeringa of the Indiana State Climate Of-     inga did forecast good harvesting conditions.
fice at Purdue Uni-
versity. Ohio has                                                                          The Indiana out-
fared better, as the                                                                       look is for normal to
state had almost no                                                                        slightly below nor-
drought areas as                                                                           mal temperatures
of the Sept. 6 U.S.                                                                        throughout harvest,
Department of Ag-                                                                          with slightly lower
riculture's Drought                                                                        than normal rain-
Monitor update.                                                                            fall.
Dry        conditions                                                                      "We don't see any
are categorized on                                                                         real interruptions to
a scale from D0                                                                            harvest as the pres-
(drought watch, or                                                                         ent tropical storm
abnormally       dry)                                                                      track seems to be
to D4 (exceptional                                                                         just east of Indi-
drought).      Nearly                                                                      ana,"     Scheeringa
all of Indiana has                                                                         said. "Ohio may
reached at least                                                                           see more impacts
D0, with moderate                                                                          of hurricane rem-
drought (D1) covering much of the southern half of       nants than Indiana will. But the tropical storm track
the state. More severe drought (D2) blankets an area     is always a big uncertainty in terms of turning the
in Johnson and Morgan counties in the central part       drought region into a flood-prone area. So we need
of the state.                                            to watch that carefully."
"The historical drought in Texas is creeping north-      Although Indiana has been at the end of the lingering
ward, with Oklahoma following closely in terms of        La Niña, he said there are indications of resurgence.
its drought features," said Dev Niyogi, Indiana State    If this holds true, this fall and winter are likely to
Climatologist. "The swatch of drought-prone area         mirror the last - although the pattern started a bit
is now reaching parts of the Midwest, particularly       earlier this year.
along southern Indiana."                                 "The timing seems a bit earlier than a year ago,"
Part of what has contributed to the dry conditions       Scheeringa said. "For example, the dry conditions
is La Niña – a weather pattern that occurs when the      started a few weeks earlier than last year. But if the
surface temperature of vast areas of the Pacific Ocean   La Niña pattern of a year ago virtually repeats itself,
are cooler by at least 1 degree Fahrenheit.              then we are likely to see a rerun of last winter's con-
"Indiana's weather patterns have been sensitive to                           Writer: Jennifer Stewart, 765-494-6682,
La Niña," Scheeringa said. "Studies conducted at         Sources: Ken Scheeringa, 765-494-8105, & Dev Niyogi, 765-494-
the Indiana Climate Office suggest that typically
                                                                                  EXTENSION EDUCATOR • 15

  turf tips – fAll fertilizAtion
                 Aaron Patton
   Purdue University Turf Extension Specialist            Category 14 license
Cool-season turf grass species should be fertilized       For those that want the Category 14 license, there
mainly in the autumn. September and November              are several trainings and testing’s in the area in the
are the two best times to fertilize a lawn in Indiana.    next month. If you are a CFO, plan to haul manure
Fall nitrogen promotes good root development, en-         from a CFO or would just like to have the certifica-
hances storage of energy reserves, and extends color      tion you can contact any of the following locations.
retention in cool-season lawns. Most of the benefits      Other locations and times for trainings and tests can
from late fall nitrogen will be seen next spring and      be found on the State Chemist website. You have un-
summer with earlier green-up, improved turf den-          til January 1 to get the certification.
sity, and improved tolerance to spring diseases such
as red thread and pink patch, and reduced weeds.
There are many fertilizer choices available to the ho-    November 17, 2011
meowner. Organic, inorganic, and synthetic organic        Location: Kosciusko County Office, Warsaw, IN
products are all available. As with all plants, turf      Host: Kelly Heckaman, CES
grasses cannot tell the difference between the sources    Registration: 574-372-2340
of nutrients. Some products contain high amounts of       Cost: free
slow-release N while others contain none. Although        Time: 9-12pm (eastern)
there are exceptions to the rule, it is good practice     Exam Time: 12-1:30pm (eastern)
to use products with a greater percentage of slow-        Trainers: Kelly Heckaman and Bob Yoder
release nitrogen sources during spring and summer         Test Administration: Leo Reed, Office of Indiana
months and a greater percentage of quick-release ni-         State Chemist
trogen sources in the fall.                               Space Limitations: Limited to 50 registered indi-
For the September application, pick a product that           viduals
contains some quick and slow-release nitrogen. The
timing of the September application is anytime of
the month after the daytime high temperatures are         November 28, 2011
no longer in the 90s°F. The target application rate       Location: Community Building, LaGrange County
for this fertilization should be 1.0 lbs. N/1000 square      4-H Fairgrounds
feet.                                                     Host: Steve Engleking, LaGrange CES
The late-fall or November application timing should       Registration: 260-499-6334
be near or after the last mowing of the year, but         Cost: Free
while lawn is still green. Typically, there may be a      Training Time: 1-4pm (eastern)
month or more between your last mowing and the            Exam Time: 4-5:30pm (eastern)
time the grass turns brown or goes under snow             Trainers: Steve Engleking
cover. Generally the first few weeks of November          Test Administration: Leo Reed, Office of Indiana
are when to apply. Earlier Purdue research suggests          State Chemist
that the nitrogen must be taken-up by the plant be-       Space Limitations: None
fore winter to be most effective. Therefore, a quick-
release (or soluble nitrogen source) such as urea,
ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, or ammonium
                                                          December 1, 2011
sulfate is most effective. The target application rate    Location: Jay County Fairgrounds, 4-H- Building,
for this November fertilization should be 0.5 to 1.0         Portland, IN
lbs N/1000 square feet.                                   Host: Daisy Fryman, Delaware CES
                                                          Registration: 765-747-7732
More fertilizer program information is available in
                                                          Cost: Free
AY-22: Fertilizing Home Lawns at www.agry.pur-
                                                          Training Time: 9-12 (eastern)
                                                          Exam Time: 12-1:30 (eastern)
If you are confused on how much of a particular           Trainer: Daisy Fryman and Dan Kirtley
product to apply to achieve a particular N-rate, use      Test Administration: Leo Reed, Office of Indiana
our fertilizer calculator to help determine exactly          State Chemist
how much product to use:             Space Limitations: Limited to 100 registered indi-
turf/fertcalc/Fertilization%20calc.html.                     viduals
                                                                                                              Whitley County
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   Whitley County Extension Office Staff
Cindy Barnett ( . . . . . . . . . . . . CED, Family Resource Management/4-H Youth Development
Dave Addison ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-H Youth Development/Ag & Natural Resources
Janet Hindbaugh ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager (ANR/Health & Human Sciences)
Lisa Schrader ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Secretary (4-H Youth)
Gloria Reimer ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extension Assistant
Marissa Brown ( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Family Nutrition Program
                    Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday • Extension Educator now available online!

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