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Fall 2015

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Purdue Agricultural Administration Building
Employment Outlook to 2020 
In the Purdue College of Agriculture, students are expected to get experience outside the classroom to better compete for jobs in agriculture and related professions.

Valerie Scott
Summer Vacation?
These students spent the time away from Purdue working internships to put themselves in a stronger position to land a job they want after graduation.

Ag Alumni Seed's Director of Research Max Robbins (left) and President and CEO Jay Hulbert savor the fruit of their labors—fresh popcorn—at the edge of the organization's cornfields in Romney, Indiana
Pop Stars 
Staff at the Agricultural Alumni Seed Improvement Association continue the tradition of popcorn genetics pioneered at Purdue.

Sara Creech collects eggs on her Blue Yonder farm.
Turning Swords into Plowshares 
Purdue Extension shows military veterans a way to a new career—in farming.

Agronomy 255 teaching assistant Joshua Minai and Sarah Abercrombie, a junior from Linden, Pennsylvania, examine a series of soil monoliths in Purdue's soils lab in Lilly Hall.
Nitty Gritty of Dirt 
Students really dig this class at Purdue because they get handfuls of learning about the importance of soils around the world.

Larry Murdock, Purdue distinguished professor of entomology, rests on a pile of PICS bags during a trip to Africa.
PICS Passes the Test 
The crop-saving storage bags are a rousing success in Africa, where thousands of people in Burkina Faso celebrated how the bags have improved their lives.

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Purdue Bell Tower  
Ever True to Purdue

The College of Agriculture has identified three broad goals for its part in the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history.

a cow stands in a barn  
Animal Agriculture and the Public

Purdue faculty members report the results of their survey on how people in rural and urban Indiana perceive animal agriculture.

Purdue food and nutrition scientist Mario Ferruzzi stands amidst orange and yellow fruit.  
Carotenoids and Breast Milk

Purdue research shows that women in the United States lag behind those in China and Mexico in the levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids in breast milk.

The 2015 Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy tours the DuPont Pioneer operation in Tipton, Indiana.  
Minority Students Learn about Ag

High schoolers gain more exposure to educational and career opportunities in agriculture as a result of the Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy.

a field of hemp  
Future of Industrial Hemp

Purdue researchers are exploring the agronomic and economic potential of the plant that has been banned for nearly 80 years.

► Departments​

Dean Jay Akridge  
A Message from Dean Akridge

Ever True to Land-Grant Mission

Nathan Mosier, Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair.  
Profile: Fueling the Future

Ag Research Award Winner Creates New Technology from Unlikely Sources