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Purdue Agriculture > Agricultures Magazine > Table of Contents - Spring 2013

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A Hand Up  
Purdue's International Programs in Agriculture helps developing countries overcome challenges in production, food security and nutrition, and improve their economies.

Food Trend Boosts Ag Economy 
Small farmers are taking advantage of a growing trend and finding innovative ways to market their products and grow their local economies.

Plant Sciences Pay Dividends 
Attracting students strong in STEM subjects is key to finding the next generation of plant scientists.

The New Crop Insurance? 
Purdue Extension is helping producers learn about irrigation and whether it's right for their operations.

Shaking Up Science Education 
Some of the newest agriscience teachers in Indiana are 4-H teens. They're part of a national program in which the teens learn how biotechnology works and the teach the fundamentals to younger students.

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Agricultures - Spring 2013 Issue

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Shocking Carp Unsafe
for Humans

One of the more promising ideas for controlling or eliminating troublesome Asian carp populations in the Midwest's rivers is impractical and unsafe.

Ag Historian Lends Expertise
to The Dust Bowl​

R. Douglas Hurt , professor and head of the Purdue University Department of History, was a program advisor for the Ken Burns documentary The Dust Bowl.

Farkas to Lead Food Science

Brian E. Farkas, professor of food science at North Carolina State University since 1994, has been appointed professor and head of Purdue University's Department of Food Science.

Grilled, Seared Foods May Add
to Waistlines

Chemicals contained in charred, seared and fried foods may over time kick-start the body's ability to add new fat cells and increase the risk of age-related diseases.

Henderson at the Helm

Jason Henderson, a Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City vice president, has been appointed associate dean of Purdue Agriculture and director of Purdue Extension.

Indiana Part of Childhood Obesity Study

Two Indiana counties—Adams and Henry—have been selected for studies that examine causes of child obesity in rural, low-income communities.

Weaver Receives Spirit of Land-Grant Mission Award 

Nutrition scientist and professor Connie Weaver received Purdue University's 2012 Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award.

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dean akridge  
Message from Dean Akridge

Agriculture Holds the Solution to Many Global Problems

Profile: Hunger Fighter 

As an Indiana high-school delegate to the 2009 Global Youth Institute, Molly McKneight made a promise to herself to live up to the inscription "Hunger Fighter" on a small button she wore.