Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday: Central Indiana Food Hub Welcome Video

In this short video Sarah Aubrey, Principal of Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources, provides information about the Central Indiana Food Hub feasibility study. She discusses the value of Farmer input for this study and gives instructions on how to take the survey on the Facebook page. 

You can view the video on the Facebook page here Central Indiana Food Hub Facebook page 

Mark your calendars! The Farmer meetings are approaching. Please attend one of the scheduled meetings to give your input and learn more about food hubs.

> Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Hamilton County Purdue Extension Office- 2003 Pleasant Street Noblesville, IN

>Wednesday, June 6, 1012 at 6 p.m. at the Hancock County Purdue Extension Office- 802 North Apple Street Greenfield, IN

>Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office- 1201 Race Street, New Castle, IN 

Friday, May 25, 2012

PHOTO FRIDAY: May is National Beef Month!

May is National Beef Month so to honor that this Photo Friday is dedicated to BEEF!

Have a great holiday weekend and I hope you plan on grilling out and eating some BEEF! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday: Central Indiana Food Hub Facebook Page

See what is happening with the Central Indiana Food Hub through Facebook.

If you do not already have a Facebook account you’ll need to create one here: 

After you are signed into your Facebook account, in the search box type “Central Indiana Food Hub.”  You should see Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources and the Hancock County Purdue Extension Office’s logo with the name.  Go to this page and click the “Like” button.  By clicking this button you will be able to see what is happening with Central Indiana Food Hub in your newsfeed, post a comment on our wall, see what meetings and events we have, invite your friends to “Like” us and take our short survey. 

You can find our survey in the Survey Monkey App located just to the right of our profile picture next to the Events App.  Please take the survey and encourage your friends to stop by our Page to take it. 

In the Events App you will find meetings that you can “Join” to indicate that you will be attending that event.  You can also invite your friends to our events by clicking the “Share” button in the event and then choosing what friends you would like to send the invite to. 

We appreciate your “Like” and look forward to seeing you on Facebook!

Here is the link to the Central Indiana Food Hub Page:
Central Indiana Food Hub

Friday, May 18, 2012

PHOTO FRIDAY: This weekend is an Ag Pizza Party

You're invited to an Ag pizza party happening this weekend! 

If you are in the know on what is happening in animal agriculture news then you know how much the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) is trying to put farmers and ranchers out of business.  Have you ever heard of that pizza joint known as Domino's?  Here recently HSUS tried to pressure Domino's to stop buying pork from farmers that use gestation crates.  Luckily for those of us in the Ag industry they said no to HSUS!  Show Domino's how much the Ag industry appreciates their decision by ordering their pizza this weekend.  Be sure to leave Domino's a note thanking them for their support of Animal Agriculture on behalf of America's Farm and Ranch Families and Advocates for Agriculture!

Here are printable versions of the thank you notes you can give to Domino's: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's Happening Wednesday: New Welcome Video

What's happening in Prosperity's office?

Our May Newsletter is out. There is a new welcome video featuring Sarah Aubrey, owner and principal of Prosperity.  More videos will be posted in newsletters and special announcements.  These videos are a way to help us reach our clients and viewers on a more personal level.  To see the welcome video be sure to check out our May Newsletter!!

View the newsletters here:

Also this week, Sarah will be attending the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy Forum at IUPUI on Friday.  She will be participating in a panel discussion on "Business and Finance Considerations in WTE" at 10:45 A.M.  You can check out more about the event here.


What's Happening Wednesday is a themed blog post that will be posted to help you see what is happening with Prosperity during the week.

Friday, May 11, 2012



A new door opened and I walked through.

My name is Sarah Thomas and I will be interning at Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources this summer.  I am excited for this opportunity to work with Prosperity and network during my summer.  My first week was like any other first week at a new job.  There were some technical difficulties and I was wrapping my head around my new tasks.  All and all I had a great first week with Prosperity and I will be walking through that door again Monday morning!

You can read more about me on Prosperity's website or this press release


Each Friday there will be a photo posted for "Photo Friday."  These posts will help you see what is happening with Prosperity Ag & Energy Resources

If you have any suggestions for a Photo Friday please leave a suggestion in a comment. Thank you kindly!    

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Check out Sarah Aubrey's article in the April issue of Biomass Power and Thermal magazine!

USDA Repowering Assistance Program: Underutilized Pot of Gold?

Even biorefinery-focused programs can offer funding for biomass projects
By Sarah Beth Aubrey | April 25, 2012

Grant writers for agriculture and renewable energy projects are often very popular at cocktail parties. Perhaps not the type of parties with ball gowns and tuxedos, but certainly at the after-the-session-free-cocktails-and-snacks sort of events common to trade show functions across the country. Yes, being the person who assists with finding and securing “free” funds tends to make grant professionals oft-engaged in conversation, if not necessarily the life of the post-session mixer.