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Energy-intensive development practices contribute to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which are leading to shifting climate patterns. This publication builds on two previous publications -  More...
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This Foodlink kit includes:
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This Foodlink kit includes:
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This Foodlink kit includes:
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This Foodlink kit includes:
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Designed with novices in mind, the Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing manual -- a companion to the Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop--demystifies the grant-writing process from planning through implementation. Ta  More...

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In Indiana, community leaders make decisions about public spaces such as parks, trails, farmers markets, schools, and Main Streets every day that affect the health and wellness of the community. Using Purdue Extension's  More...
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No vaccine is available to counter the coronavirus outbreak. Lessons from norovirus prevention tell us that enhanced personal hygiene is one method to protect ourselves and others. In this paper, available in English and  More...
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No vaccine is available to counter the coronavirus outbreak. Lessons from norovirus prevention tell us that enhanced personal hygiene is one method to protect ourselves and others. In this paper, available in English and  More...
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No vaccine is available to counter the coronavirus outbreak. Lessons from norovirus prevention tell us that enhanced personal hygiene is one method to protect ourselves and others. In this paper, available in English and  More...
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This article explores the influence of economic, cultural, and religious factors on attitudes toward animal welfare in developing nations.  More...

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The lifeblood of non-profits are the donors who provide funding for projects and the volunteers who carry out the mission of the organization. Critical components to sustaining the mission of non-profits include the a  More...

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Home gardening is playing a larger role in food production in the U.S. Four Purdue University researchers look at the demographics of groups engaged in gardening and share a case study of creating a gardening opportun  More...

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In this Rural Indiana Issues series paper, two Purdue University professors focus on concerns about disability prevalence, a rapidly aging population, and the possibilities of caregiver shortages in rural counties.  More...
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Broadband access is increasingly important for Indiana's rural counties. The disparity between internet speeds give rural/mixed and urban counties significant advantages in many areas, including the ability to attract an  More...
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As part of the Rural Indiana Issues Series, two Purdue researchers look at the challenges of keeping people and firms from moving away from rural Indiana. They call for strengthening economic opportunities, amenities and  More...
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This 4-page publication discusses where consumers are purchasing food, their sources of information on animal welfare, whether their household has been involved in food production, their perceptions of livestock operatio  More...
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This 6-page publication discusses the transport situation in Indiana's rural counties and identifies the counties with the greatest transport challenges, that is, those counties with the largest gaps between needs and ac  More...
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Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces supports the development of great public spaces reflective of community values. The Indiana-based curriculum is designed for use by decision makers and local leaders with ov  More...

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This 5-page publication discusses using food policy councils to address rural food issues. It defines food policy councils, outlines some opportunities and challenges, and examines policy implications.  More...
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This 4-page publication discusses the effects of meth use and why meth use is such a problem. It then describes trends in meth use in rural Indiana and provides suggestions on possible ways to combat the problem.  More...
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This 5-page publication discusses the connection between poverty and teen childbearing in rural Indiana and the implications for Indiana's rural communities.  More...
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In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, victims could get more than temporary help if the structures erected to provide immediate relief could be easily converted into permanent structur  More...
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This 3-page publication discusses the history of referenda proposals in Indiana, the factors influencing whether they pass or fail, and the implications for the future of rural school districts.  More...
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This 5-page publication compares educational attainment levels for rural and urban areas in Indiana, focusing on the prevalence of educational deprivation in rural parts of the state.  More...
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This 4-page publication focuses on Indiana's local bridges, discussing such issues as bridge evaluation based on bridge inspections, sufficiency rating, funding, and future challenges.  More...
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This 4-page publication focuses on food insecurity, or the lack of access to adequate food, in rural Indiana. The publication briefly defines food insecurity, examines data to compare rural Indiana with the U.S., and add  More...
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This 4-page publication briefly defines the unemployment rate, provides a snapshot of recent unemployment trends in Indiana, and highlights some implications and the relevent takeaways for community leaders. It is the s  More...
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This 4-page publication explains how poverty is defined, sketches a profile of poverty in rural Indiana before and after the economic crisis of 2008, and discusses what this means for rural Indiana and what role communit  More...
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This 6-page publication explains the causes and consequences of an aging population and discusses whether rural Indiana is experiencing an aging of its population similar to that of the U.S. population as a whole.  More...
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Horse racing and the industries that support it in Indiana employ about 10,000 people and contribute $733 million to the state's economy. This publication presents economic data on those industries from studies conducte  More...
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This 4-page publication discusses the role of community banks in rural Indiana and the transition from brick and mortar facilities provided by community banks or bank branches to mobile and online products. The publicati  More...
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this 4-page publication describes population trends in rural Indiana, discussing the size of the population, the drivers of population change, and the implications of the population trends. The publication is the second  More...
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This 4-page publication defines what we mean by "rural Indiana" in terms of data analysis, explains the process we went through to arrive at such a definition, and presents a figure and a table that, together, depict a p  More...
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Use of wind energy has become a viable and substantial strategy for expanding renewable electricity production in the Midwest, and more so recently throughout Indiana. However, preparation for wind energy development req  More...
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If you are a rural resident or landowner considering adding small wind turbines to either supplement your energy usage or with the goal of supplying 100 percent of the electricity you use (going "off the grid"), you must  More...
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This six-page publication (downloadable PDF) briefly describes Smart Growth, an approach to land-use planning that targets the state's resources and funding in ways that enhances the quality of life for the residents of  More...
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8-page publication to help farm business managers make strategic decisions in seven areas: business enterprise focus, growth/downsizing, marketing and channel linkages, financial structure and business model, organizatio  More...
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4-page publication explaining the steps necessary to start a farmer's market.  More...
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You'll learn the basis for open space planning and how to categorize open spaces. In this four-page publication you'll find the steps to develop and open space plan.  More...
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Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are of increasing concern because of their potential role in promoting rapid and undesirable change in climate. Agriculture ironically serves as both a source and a sink for this increase in GHGs.  More...

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Between 1850 and 1880, Americans of all ranks and circumstances planted shade trees, cultivated flower gardens, and established lawns with a new-found enthusiasm that both astonished and delighted horticultural advocates  More...

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This publication focuses on alternative methods of handling wastewater for small communities and small groups of homes. It examines pretreatment and soil absorption rather that conventional large-diameter gravity sewers  More...
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Impervious surfaces are a good indicator of the intensity of development and often contribute to nonpoint source pollution. This publication examines the problems posted by impervious surfaces and how to mitigate such  More...

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This publication addresses frequently asked questions about property rights in land in order to dispel myths and misunderstandings and generate thoughtful discussion.  More...
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It features 11 programs, several of which are available only on CD-ROM: Chemical Contamination in Fish Update; Environmental Planning for Small Communities (TRILOGY); Environmental Assessment Case Study (ALASKA); Envi  More...

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This publication provides information from the 1987 and 1992 Census of Retail Trade and the 1994 Statistical Abstract of the United States to help communities understand retail sales trends in Indiana. The publication be  More...
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An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre  More...

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This publication seeks to answer the following questions: What is prime farmland? How is it determined? How much has already been lost, and how much do we have left? What are the consequences of continued loss locally  More...
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