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2021 Stories

December

American mistletoe

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: American mistletoe

pine trees with snow

Repurposing your real Christmas Tree

Kicker at football game

Six agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

Pheasant in the wild

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Ring-necked Pheasant

November

Neilsen with Purdue 150 year celebration banner on the back

The best laid plans lead to incredible career

pardoned turkeys

Purdue community welcomes pardoned turkeys home

aerial image of field

Fertilizer Recommendations Tool

Plant and glove

Multiscale imaging illuminates the big picture of plant protection

Hiking boots on a mossy log

Local nature preserves lead hikers down the path to appreciating nature

Amirah Haweit, maroon brick building on the background

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

Cameron Matthews smilingin a sunny day (photo outdoors in campus)

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

Mia Brann working in the lab

Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

Maya Fulton wearing a mask, poster in the background

Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

Erin Sukala

Food Science student finds purpose in quality

Jackson Smeltz in a baseball field

Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

Mason Gordon in a fuggy day in Ireland, mountains in the background

Saving small towns has a big appeal

Lab equiptment

Behind the Research: Krispn Given

New faculty

College of Agriculture appoints first crop of faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

October

crop field

How farmers design corn mazes

banner image forest

Animal sciences student publishes fantasy but has real-world ambition

black and white photo of a farm and field

HLA course unpacks roots of structural racism in American agriculture

Tomas Höök named as the 2021 recipient of the Agricultural Research Award

Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez portrait

MESA director wins national award for farmworker advocacy

ACTE Logo

ASEC professor wins regional recognition for pedagogy

Researchers in Field

Improving soybeans reduces the cost to farmers and the environment

Small plants in grow pots

Colombian students form tight-knit community to navigate graduate school

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Two Purdue agriculture students selected for Pillars of Excellency

Beckett with cow

Student’s research promotes healthier, more profitable cattle

Resume with computer

Career fair prepares students to do a great job

Golden curtains with lack shadows

Outstanding in their field: Tractor efficiency increased, thanks to Purdue hydraulics research

Soybeans

Applying an environmental lens to economic decisions

Trees from above with the colors of the fall

Remote sensing, digital tech advance tools for precision forestry

September

Mango market

Food Science Faculty Provide Value-Added Food Product Training to Trinidad and Tobago Rural Women’s Group

Aaron Patton

HLA professor awarded distinguished fellowship

Bee graving pollen from beautiful pink flower

Colombian student finds hive of ideas at Purdue Agriculture

Jellyfish

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Freshwater Jellyfish

Puerto Rico buildings

Purdue colleges collaborate in pursuing diversity opportunity

Mark Gee with plants

ABE graduate student chosen as student trustee

Students from ABE's Soil and Water Resource Engineering class in front of the department’s new building

Purdue Agricultural Biological Engineering Program Ranked #1

A watermelon

Large-scale watermelon study bears fruit

Corn Field

Corn zein offers alternative for meat analogues

Hardebeck in field smiling

Behind the Research: Glenn Hardebeck

Children running in hallway

Equipping schools to create bully free cultures

Jumbam in lab

Student’s applied mycology research benefits farmers and consumers

Bird and seeds on the background

Cause of summer songbird deaths remains unknown

August

Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

Mohit Verma displays in his hand the biosensor technology used to develop his rapid response COVID-19 tests

Purdue researcher develops fast, accurate and affordable COVID-19 paper-based test

Green small leaves

Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board

workshop

Global City Teams Challenge

Brown frog on a pond

REEU program highlights “Familiar Faces” to increase diversity in FNR

Boram in lab

Student’s research aims to overcome antibiotic resistance

July

Purdue College of Agriculture.

The past informs the present: The future of the beef supply chain

Crowd at game

Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Purdue appoints new consumer horticulture extension specialist

New farm manager hired to lead ACRE

Cardinal on fence

Why Hoosiers need to help birds maintain social distance

Hamilton in lab coat

Behind the Research: Matthew Hamilton

uav in air

2021 CropLife Purdue Precision Ag Dealership Survey

USS Constitution

FNR Alumni Keep History Afloat

In lab with masks

Summer research sows seeds of interest in agricultural sciences

Jimenez in front of campus building

Student’s research explores maritime shipping of agricultural commodities

June

charcoal grill

Get the most bang for your buck during this year’s July 4 cookout

American Eel

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: American Eel

Fair Oaks Farms  Admission

Student’s passion for agriculture turns to agritourism

Sohinee Bera

From Joshua Tree to Germany, ASEC alumna always seeking new horizons

Hemp

As Hoosier hemp industry grows so do challenges

Golden curtain with soft black shadows

Steven E. Smith Memorial Scholarship honors alumnus

data driven agriculture webinar series banner

Data Driven Agriculture Webinar Series

soybean field with bins

IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Purdue Alumnus Named New FFA Chief Executive Officer

hiking foot level

Hiking Hoosier trails

Baseball diamond grass

Eight agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

research files in file folders

Naming rules tie hands of fungal researchers. Purdue scientist leads call for change

May

Falcon flying in front of skyscraper

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Peregrine Falcon

soybean field with bins

Public Data for the Public Good

combine and grain card in corn field

Machines and Robotics

Fam silos

Purdue team brings awareness to grain entrapment dangers

Bag of marshmallows

ABE alumnus finds entrepreneurial spark in vegan marshmallows

photo of current ag mall with grassy lawn

Student redesign of Agriculture Mall earns national recognition

Strawberries

Hoosier strawberry season is sweet

sea slugs climbing glass

Purdue researcher working to harness power of sea slugs

3 Teachers

Agriculture faculty members inducted as Purdue Teaching Academy fellows

Holding egg with mask

College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

Cicada on leaf

17 Ways to make the most of the 17-Year Cicada Emergence

Hamaker

Awards highlight Hamaker’s practical and impactful research

Woodard with plants

Behind the Research: Mike Woodard

Watermelon slices

Student’s research helps watermelon growers find sweet success

Clover blended in the grass lawn

Buckle up for an Indiana 4-H summer

Arborist Lindsey Purcell studying the leafs of a tree (outdoors)

Purdue urban arborist discusses the power and beauty of trees

April

Lindsey Purcell

Purdue urban arborist discusses the power and beauty of trees

swabbing cow's nose

Smarter Treatment of Livestock Disease

Bigelow spraying weeds

Make the grass greener on your side this spring

uav in air

Practical Applications for UAVs

Unloading boxes from a truck

Purdue Extension: Caring for our communities

Capital from bill

Agricultural economists share Washington, D.C. lessons

vegetables at farmers market

Using Big Data in Produce Safety

soybean field with bins

Putting a Price on Farm Data

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Digital Forestry: Key Developments in Aerial Remote Sensing

aerial lidar image of forest

Digital Forestry: Aerial Remote Sensing

Food drive

Annual Purdue colleges' food drive begins

Team holding check

Students see growth potential in competition-winning biostimulant

Klein demonstrating

Agricultural entrepreneurship: from labs to markets

Stage golden curtain with soft black shadow at the top

Researcher uses opportunities to impact students

lidar image of forest

Digital Forestry: Terrestrial Remote Sensing

soybean field with bins

Digital Tools for Planting Season

Purdue atletes Ethan Smiley in wrestling, Cassidy Hardin in basketball and Nathan Barsanti in swimming

Three agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

apps listing example

Agricultural Apps Listing

COVID labelled bottles

Data suggest COVID herd immunity may be hard to achieve

Women and a young girl doing gardening activities

Sowing seeds of resilience: gardening in times of crisis

Computer motherboard and other internal circuit components (photo by Valentine Tanasovich)

AgIT reads the tea leaves and stays a step ahead of the game

Stage golden curtain with soft black hues shadows

Student’s research addresses water-related climate change concerns

Golden globe with with golden rings

Global Ag Innovation Forum launches with first virtual event

prickly pear cactus

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

counting animal from UAV image

UAVs in Livestock Production

February

Andy Oppy and Jo Thomas in parking lot during a drive-thru celebration

College of Agriculture advisors win university awards

Madelyn Zimmerman on a grassland near to a herd of cows

Indiana 4-H’er leads nationally

Enjoy a glass or two of Hoosier wine for National Drink Wine Day

UAV look at soybeans

The Cover-Up: UAV Assessment of Soybean

precision soil map

Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey

Solar power panels on a corn field

Ag Data Services: Turning data sets into data assets

Community leaders holding a certification diploma after training (photo in a gazebo outdoors)

Purdue Extension: Training Community Leaders

Pile of Newspapers folded over a table

Panel probes relationship between scientists and journalists, highlighting areas for growth

Valentine card with farm animals, produce, bugs and flowers

Happy Valentine's Day from the College of Agriculture

A golden curtain with upper black shadow effects (curtain spotlight)

Student’s research makes healthy indoor plants more attainable

Smith Hall Building, College of Agriculture

Purdue welcomes back former professor as endowed entomology chair

blue background with yellow bokeh of a variety of lenses.

Behind the Research: Kirby Kalbaugh

grocery aisle

COVID-19 shakes up Indiana’s food supply chains

Monarch butterfly stepping in a brown leaf

Where do bugs go in winter? Depends, but they're still close by

January

Male farmers walking on a field (sight from their backs)

Purdue Extension: Championing Mental Health on the Farm

Modern office with big light wooden table with black office chairs on each side, big screen on the wall

Forestry and natural resources professor helps men craft bright futures

Michelle Egger and a baby bottle

Forbes recognizes young entrepreneur and her formula for success

Becca Nixon

Student’s travels and research clarify cost of Pakistanis’ climate change adaptations

Young horse herd gather in the grasslands of Mongolia

Purdue researchers explore how sound drives Mongolian herder cultural practices

Athletes

Five agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

popcorn background

Popcorn: A kernel of Purdue history

Small lettuces plants in a greenhouse

ABE sophomore selected as “Emerging Leader”

Martin Luther King statue

College of Agriculture’s MLK week urges “good trouble”

8 pictures collected together to represent the top stories of 2020

Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

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