July 20 – 27, 2013
Tippecanoe County Fair
- Little Farmers Parade -
Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
4-H Fair Grounds Coliseum
Children 2nd grade and under
Categories: Cutest, Most Unusual,
Funniest, Most Obedient Pet,
and Best Costume
Prizes for all!
- 2013 Open Flower
July 24th and 25th
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds
in the Farm Bureau Building
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for more information >
State Convention -
December 12 – 14, 2013 Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana Farm Bureau
Agriculture Websites of Interest
Application is due to
your County Woman Leader by March 1, and may be sent
to her anytime prior to that date. This scholarship
is sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.
Career Enrichment Scholarship
The Indiana Farm Bureau
Career Enrichment Scholarship is to be awarded to an
adult, 21 years or older, who intends on enriching
their career of choice. The scholarship may be used
for a workshop, seminar, credit or non-credit class
or degree program. Application is due to your County
Woman Leader by March 1, and may be sent to her
anytime prior to that date.
Harry L. Pearson Outstanding Leader Scholarship
University freshmen and School of Agriculture
students are eligible for the Harry L. Pearson
Outstanding Leader Scholarship. Funded by Indiana
Farm Bureau, Inc. this scholarship is given in honor
of IFB past president Harry L. Pearson, who has a
great love for agriculture education, Purdue
University and Farm Bureau.
The Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship was
established to assist Indiana Farm Bureau members in
their educational pursuits in an agricultural field
of study. Scholarship applications will be judged by
a committee knowledgeable in the area of educational
District 3 Scholarships
District 3 offers
three scholarships to a Farm Bureau family
Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Jasper, Newton,
Tippecanoe or White Counties.
On June 25, 2009 Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman
presented a roadmap for continued growth in Indiana
agriculture at Kelsay Dairy, a six generation dairy farm
in rural Johnson County. The roadmap is an update to
the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s strategic
plan and will guide the Department’s focus over the next
Under the leadership of Governor Mitch Daniels and
Lt. Governor Skillman, Indiana has seen over $4 billion
in investment and 4,000 jobs in food and agriculture
added to the state. Moving forward, the
Administration’s vision is that Indiana will be a global
leader in innovation and commercialization for food,
fuel and fiber production. To accomplish that vision,
the Department will focus its resources on initiatives
under three core strategies of advocacy, economic
opportunity and environmental stewardship.
How do biodiesel
emissions compare to petroleum diesel?
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have
fully completed the health effects testing
requirements of the Clean Air Act. The use of
biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in
substantial reduction of unburned hydrocarbons,
carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to
emissions from diesel fuel. In addition, the exhaust
emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfates (major
components of acid rain) from biodiesel are
essentially eliminated compared to diesel.
Of the major exhaust pollutants, both unburned
hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides are ozone or smog forming precursors.
The use of biodiesel results in a substantial reduction of unburned
hydrocarbons. Emissions of nitrogen oxides are either slightly reduced
or slightly increased depending on the duty cycle of the engine and
testing methods used. Based on engine testing, using the most stringent
emissions testing protocols
required by EPA for certification of fuels or fuel additives in the US,
the overall ozone forming potential of the speciated hydrocarbon
emissions from biodiesel was nearly 50 percent less than that measured
for diesel fuel.