Thursday, December 4, 2008

Warrick County Farmers Market Meeting 12/8/2008

Just a reminder- there will be a meeting for the Warrick County Farmers Market Monday, December 8 at 4pm. The meeting will be held at the Warrick County 4H fairgrounds in the Alcoa Building and we will be continuing our discussion on market rules.
We hope to see you there!!

Corn and Soybean Plot Data Now Available!

The results for the Southwest Indiana Corn and Soybean Plots is now available on the Purdue Extension Warrick County homepage.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Walk

For those who are able, a short after Thanksgiving Dinner walk can be beneficial. Try walking again on Friday or Saturday over the holiday weekend. Walking is a great time to talk about family traditions, expectations for the next holiday season, letters to Santa, and to reduce stress (as well as burn calories). A recently released study by the Center for Disease Control found that even a short amount of time spent each week in moderate intensity physical activity can reduce the incidence of color cancer, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Encourage your family members in taking a walk over your Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Getting Ready for College?

It is the time of year that high school seniors are thinking about scholarships to fund their college education. The 4-H scholarship is now available, and we have scheduled a scholarship workshop for December 2nd at the 4-H Center. The workshop will be held at 6:30 in the evening.

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Join 4-H!

Warrick County 4-H will be holding 4-H open enrollments on January 27th, March 2nd, and April 30th from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening. 4-H open enrollment will be held in the basement of the courtshouse in Boonville.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Five Things to Resist Doing in a Turbulant Economy (NEFE)

1. Don't borrow money to continue your current lifestyle
2. Avoid pulling out funds or taking a loan from your 401(k). Even more important, you should continue making contributions into it. If you're nervous about the ups and downs of the stock market, consider changing your allocation strategy, but stay diversified.
3. Even if you're tempted by low interest rates, avoid borrowing against your home equity to fund current expenses. The last thing you need right now is more debt. Another reason to avoid this type of lending is that your home could potentially devalue as a result of the soft housing market.
4. When the going gets tough, the tough turn to retail therapy and that is not a good philosophy in uncertain economic times. This would be an excellent time to re-evaluate your spending habits and avoid activities that cost money to make you feel better. Before shopping, make a list of only items you need and stick to it. Also delay purchase decisions on anything other than routine items in your budget for at least 48 hours to be certain you need them.
5. Avoid turning to credit for unexpected expenses while you have savings in the bank. Credit card rates are in the double digits, while interest on savings in in the low single digits. Why would you want to "give away" 15 percent or more of your spendable income to credit card interest? If you have not already done so, now is an ideal time to start to build an emergency savings.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Warrick County Farmer's Market

This past Monday a small group interested in starting a farmer's market in Warrick County met at the 4H Fairgrounds. Discussion at the meeting included possible locations, times, and vendors. The next meeting will be held on November 10th at the 4H Fairgrounds in the Alcoa building at 4pm. The group will further discuss possible meeting locations and draft by-laws for the farmers market. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest to attend. Please contact Adrienne Held for further information on the Warrick County Farmers Market.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dining with Diabetes Starting in December

A "Dining with Diabetes" cooking school is scheduled for December 2 and 9, 2008. Please find a registration form on the Warrick County CES website located at The cost is $20 per person which includes lunch each day or $30 per couple. The program will begin at 10:30a.m. and will be held in the Phillips Room at the St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Welcome to the Purdue Extension Warrick County Blog!

Purdue Extension Warrick County has started a blog! On this blog we will be posting upcoming events for all our programs including Agriculture and Natural Resources, Consumer and Family Sciences, Food and Nutrition Program, and 4H and Youth Development.
Thanks for visiting our blog!!