When considering the wisdom of making changes in an operation, dog breeders must decide whether a change will make financial sense. Three Purdue University researchers explain how enterprise budgeting and partial budg More...
The photographers of J.C. Allen & Son are highly regarded for recording life on the American family farm through their extensive compilation of photographs spanning three generations. It is this wonderful, heartwarmin More...
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download