Farm fields sometimes are overwhelmed with water from rain or parched from lack of it. Over the coming decades climate change will mean agriculture must manage water more effectively.
Fifty years ago few women studied agriculture in college. Times have changed. Today at Purdue University and nationwide, the majority of students enrolling in agricultural majors are women.
Purdue entomologist Cate Hill is the lead investigator on a team of nearly 100 scientists from around the world who sequenced the tick genome. That signals a new era in research to better understand ticks and the diseases they carry.
Excitement is building through the Purdue College of Agriculture—quite literally—because the generosity of donors is leading to three new buildings and a campaign to add 10 endowed chairs.
Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development are a powerhouse team of resources for local leaders who are working to build stronger communities in ways they had not previously imagined.