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August 2022


Terrain map of part of Indiana showing Lower Wabash & White River OxbowsOver the next three years, Indiana AgrAbility will be partnering with The Nature Conservancy in its efforts to protect wetland habitats in the Lower Wabash River Basin (southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois) and conduct outreach to historically underserved communities in Indiana. AgrAbility will include presentations about the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and other NRCS conservation programs at a minimum of six AgrAbility and Farmer Veteran Coalition workshops throughout the state targeting veterans in agriculture. In addition, at least two workshops targeting socially disadvantaged audiences will include ACEP and other NRCS program education. These programs will be held in partnership with the Legacy Innovation Farming Economics (LIFE) project, based in Lyles Station, Indiana, a longtime cooperator in AgrAbility's outreach efforts to historically underserved audiences. The Nature Conservancy partnership will be featured annually in Indiana AgrAbility's newsletter, which is distributed to clients, cooperators, and Purdue Extension field staff.

Submitted by Ed Sheldon

Indiana AgrAbility is requesting that farmer veterans take a food safety survey developed by researchers at Purdue University. Answers will help develop on-farm food safety educational materials specially catered to help farmers. As a token of gratitude, all survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a $75 e-gift card with an estimated 1/10 chance of winning. Please take the survey here:

Submitted by Joe Ricker