Our Mission

The Agronomy Department at Purdue University provides progressive and relevant undergraduate, graduate and extension education programs; conducts high impact fundamental and applied research at multiple scales to ensure that our science addresses immediate problems and anticipates future challenges; actively engages partners in the public and private sectors; and contributes to the development of the national and international agenda for research and education.​



Purdue leading research using advanced technologies to better grow sorghum as biofuel 
June 24, 2015 -
  Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.

Mitch Tuinstra

​​Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day includes tours, trade shows
J​une 15, 2015 - 
Property managers learned about the latest advances in turf and landscape maintenance at the 70th Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 14.

Field Day​​

Purdue offers award winning agronomy course again
June 8, 2015 - Purdue University again is offering a 12-week online course that will provide basic, broad-ranging knowledge of agr​​​onomic practices to agribusiness professionals. It begins June 24.

Agronomy eLearning

Orange is the new maize
May 18, 2015 - 
“I was the only one doing it,” researcher Torbert Rocheford explains demurely when asked about the expertise that had the government knocking on his door in 2001. 

Orange Corn


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