Friday, February 18, 2011

America Saves Week

Save your loose change! According to America Saves, saving fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. Remember, small changes equal big savings! For more information, visit

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes Cooking School has been scheduled for April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2011. Pre-registration will be due the Extension Office the last week of March. Please contact us at 812-897-6100 or check out our website for registration information at Program series times will be 10a.m. - noon and the workshops will be held at the Warrick County 4-H Center, Homemakers Building.

The Tennyson Ice Cream Shop

Our Scientists at Tennyson Elementary were food engineers this week. Using soy milk, we made soy ice cream.

Step 1: Our food engineers mixed vanilla (or chocolate) soy milk with 1 Tbs of sugar.

Step 2: Our food engineers put their milk mixture into ice. (the ice included a sprinkle of ice cream salt)

Step 3: Shake until milk mixture thickens and enjoy a tasty treat.

This was a great way to help children understand the benefits of soy, especially to those who cannot have lactose in their diets.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Essay Contest: "Our Food, Our Farmers"

Students in grades 4-12 can capture their love of Indiana food and farmers in an essay contest sponsored by Indiana Agricultural Commodity Groups and the Indiana Humanities Council. Entries must be received by February 15th and winners are eligible to receive Flip Cams and iPads.

Entry information can be found at

Monday, February 7, 2011

4-H Science and Biofuels

This week students at the Tennyson Elementary After school site conducted biofuels experiments using yeast, corn syrup and sugar.

This experiment helps to teach youth about alternative energy sources that are derived from plant material such as corn, sorghum or switchgrass.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

America Saves Week

America's personal savings rate is near zero, most Americans are not saving adequately for retirement, and most lower income households do not have adequate emergency savings for unexpected expenditures like a car repair. But with more societal encouragement and support, more Americans will be persuaded to build wealth, not debt. The purpose of America Saves Week, is to encourage individuals to assess their savings progress and take action to advance this progress. February 20-27, 2011