Dicamba (herbicide) mandatory training for anyone using the product this year, 9:30 a.m., Purdue Extension Bartholomew County office, 783 S. Marr Road, Columbus. The event is free and includes no other topic, and no PARP credit will be given. CCHs for commercial applicators have been applied for. Information: 812-379-1665.


An irrigated field crops update will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Learning Center, 323 DuPont Circle in Seymour. Extension educators will lead the program. Topics to be covered are irrigation scheduling, state water policy and irrigation implications, using irrigation for fertilizer and chemical application, the Indiana LENK group, pumping impacts on irrigation wells and best practices for irrigated field crop production. Information: Richard Beckort 812-358-6101,;



Homesteading workshop, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Purdue Extension Bartholomew County, 783 S. Marr Road, Columbus. Date has been rescheduled from April 7. The event is free. Bring your own food. To register call 812-379-1665.

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Stockdogs workshop, Switzerland County. The workshop is intended to answer questions about what stockdogs can add to a farm livestock operation and training. Demonstrations will include dogs doing chores, such as gathering livestock, watching gates and moving livestock off feed bunks. Cost is $80 daily to work dogs with a clinician and $30 for auditing. Information:, the Clarfield Stockdogs page on Facebook or