It’s time to take a deep breath! We’ve come to the end of another busy and productive academic year in Purdue Agriculture. Soon we’ll welcome the newest members of the Purdue Ag family when Day On Campus begins. You’ll see lots of parents and students walking around with their campus maps and looking lost; please take a minute to help them find their way around!
You no doubt
heard or saw the announcement of Dr. France Córdova as Purdue’s
11th president. Dr. Córdova comes to Purdue from the
Another piece of
good news for Purdue is that the Indiana General Assembly passed a budget
at the end of last month! This budget includes a 1.5 and 1.7%
increase in state appropriations for Purdue’s operating budget for e3ach
of the next two fiscal years. The
Assembly also passed the Corn Check-off. This is a ½ cent per bushel
check-off for corn produced in
It was a very busy legislative session and I want to thank John Baugh for staying on top of things. As always, John served Purdue and Indiana Agriculture very well through his involvement in the legislative process.
News around Purdue Agriculture
Phil Nelson winner of agriculture's 'Nobel'
Philip E. Nelson, the Scholle Chair Professor in Food Processing, was named winner of the World Food Prize for his contributions to food processing and preservation. The World Food Prize is considered the Nobel Prize of Agriculture. It was established by Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize the most significant contributions to world agriculture. Phil is credited with developing aseptic bulk storage and distribution technology to transport processed fruits and vegetables without spoilage. His pioneering work has made it possible to produce ultra-large scale quantities of high-quality food, store it for long periods of time and transport it to all corners of the world without losing nutritional value or taste.
Gebisa Ejeta named Distinguished Professor
Dave Petritz earns Ruby Award
David Petritz, recently
retired Associate Dean and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service,
has been selected to receive the 2007 National Distinguished Service Ruby.
The Distinguished Service Ruby is the highest and most prestigious
recognition presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi and is designed to recognize
outstanding thinking, performance and leadership in Cooperative Extension.
He will deliver the prestigious Ruby Lecture during the Ruby Luncheon on
Thursday, September 13th, at the 2007 ESP National Conference in
Public encouraged to be part of new Extension director selection process
The search committee for the
Director of the Cooperative Extension Service has invited four candidates
to interview for the position. Each candidate will present a public
seminar in which they will describe their backgrounds, approaches to
leadership and vision for extension in the State of
Ag student again sitting on Board of Trustees
Governor Mitch Daniels appointed
Communications/Agricultural Economics major Jill Steiner to the Purdue
University Board of Trustees last month. Jill, a junior who grew up on a family farm in
Diversity Fellows program available to faculty
Pamala Morris encourages
Meet us at the Fair
Waste Into Watts, Indiana
Invaders and Genomics eXplorer are just a few of the exhibits that the
Cooperative Extension Service will display at the 2007 Indiana State
Lu early career award
Distribution of email policy (elist 39) in Purdue News section
Ag Comm rakes in the awards
Ag Communication staff members came home loaded down with awards from the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) annual conference in June. Gold award recipients are: 1) Dan Annarino, for a photo illustration about diversity in Connections; 2) Annarino, Becky Goetz, Tom Campbell and Chris Sigurdson for a GO in AG ad in FFA Magazine; 3) Olivia Maddox, Russell Merzdorf, Campbell, Laura Hoelscher, Natalie Federer, Steve Leer, Sigurdson and Susan Steeves for Purdue Agricultures; 4) Campbell, Annarino, Frank Koontz, Mike Atwell and Christine Roper for Connections. It is the third consecutive gold award for Purdue Agriculture Connections and the second consecutive gold award for Purdue Agricultures.
Silver award recipients are: 1) Campbell for a story about Barry Gutwein in Connections; 2) Annarino, Goetz and Sigurdson for a brochure about the Purdue/Vincennes agriculture transfer program; 3) Jane Brown, Chip Morrison and Kevin Leigh Smith for the Corn and Soybean Field Guide (lead author is Cory Gerber, director of the agronomy department’s Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center); 4) Brown and Morrison for the Hardwood Lumber of the Central Midwest CD (lead author is Dan Cassens, professor of forestry and natural resources).
Congratulations to Prof. Chang Lu of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, who received an early career award in biomedical engineering from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The award includes total funding of $200 thousand in direct costs over two years.
Deadline approaches for Fulbright grant
program provides the largest sponsorship of
Congratulations to Dr. Dave Gerrard of the Department of
Animal Sciences on receiving the 2007 American Meat Science Association
(AMSA) Research Award. The award will be presented at the 2007
Reciprocal Meat Conference (AMSA's national meeting) at
Mark your calendar
June 13-15: 4-H Science Workshops on Purdue campus. Contact Clint Rusk at 494-8427 for more information.
June 25-27: 4-H Youth Round-up on Purdue campus. Contact Carl Broady at 494-8435 for more information.
28-30: Farm Progress Show in
6-8: Farm World Expo in
September 15: Family Day activities. Contact the Office of Academic Programs at 494-8470 for more information.