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male bobwhite in flight

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Northern Bobwhite Quail

table set for Hanukkah

The foods of the Festival of Lights

John Baugh stands beneath the Purdue University State and Grant Street Gateway.

John Baugh announced as 2022 Hovde Award recipient

people sharing a meal

November Consumer Food Insights Report examines regional attitudes

snow covered lane

New online toolbox offers many ways to view snow data in the continental US


Botany and Plant Pathology student discusses summer experience in the Philippines

Purdue College of Agriculture.

High input costs and rising interest rates top concerns as farmer sentiment remains unchanged

Greenery and red Christmas ornaments create a decorative centerpiece.

From tree scraps to tablescapes, recycling tree trimmings into holiday centerpieces

Professor Andrew Mesecar in lab.

Mesecar appointed Distinguished Professor Biochemistry

Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Standing in corn field

The Corn Guy Moves On

Assistant Professor, Kurt Ristroph in laboratory.

Ag faculty member devising new drug delivery tactic for citrus greening disease

Poultry manager Jason Fields kneels down to pet and feed Peanut Butter and Jelly, the 2021 presidentially pardoned turkeys.

One year later: checking in with Purdue's presidentially pardoned turkeys

fresh vegetables

White House conference gives platform to local food safety and security leaders


Animal sciences graduate student pursues interdisciplinary research

Professor Aaron Patton in a greenhouse with plants.

Horticulture and landscape architecture professor honored by Crop Science Society of America


Throwing shade: A.I. project a breakthrough in urban forestry

sorghum field at Purdue University

Seed-based technology offers peace of mind from sorghum forage risk

salmon on a platter

Survey compares how consumers and nutrition experts assess healthy foods

Professor Kola Ajuwon holding a pig in a field.

Kola Ajuwon named as the 2022 recipient of the Agricultural Research Award

Walnut trees in Martell Forest

New study to examine how plants transport water from soil to atmosphere

A volunteer plants a nursery plant into a community garden.

National Sea Grant partnerships address water equity in marginalized neighborhoods

Becky Stevenon working in a lab with a student

Behind the Research: Becky Stevenson

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Ag Economy Barometer declines again, producers express concern about interest rate policy

A cauldron filled with candy sits on a counter top.

It was a "Happy Halloween" after all, Purdue professor explains


red bat photo

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Eastern Red Bats

Light bulb stock image

Ambassadors help build academic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship

ag admin

Purdue Agriculture dean announces new entomology, botany and plant pathology department heads

mom cooking at stove with baby

Studies find ways to improve food safety education programs

Apples hang from a tree at Meigs Purdue Ag Center.

Purdue continues the pursuit of the “perfect” apple


Purdue Student Farm provides apples, grapes and more to CSA members

Students in Animal Science work with poultry.

Full ride scholarship allows Animal Sciences students to REACH for their dreams

people carrying groceries

Gender differences in food choices are surprisingly small

beer on table

Bring the science of Oktoberfest to your backyard this fall

Jianxin Ma holds soybean plant roots to display the difference in growth.

Jianxin Ma appointed Dean’s Chair in Soybean Genomics

photo of lidar in the forest

Purdue team introduces advance in automatic forest mapping technology

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment drifts lower, rising interest rates contribute to uneasiness

A Jack O'Lantern pumpkin variety hides beneath vines at the Purdue Student Farm.

Indiana’s fall pumpkin yields could vary, depending on summer rainfall, irrigation


High resolution aerial photo captured by a drone shows individual trees at Martell Forest in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue to boost climate-smart forestry practices among private landowners

farm implement driving down a narrow road

Indiana farm fatality summary shows positive trends, stresses worker safety

Ariel shot of fall foliage around the Purdue University campus.

Forest migration plays a role in fall foliage colors

Team stands in forest.

Assessing global biodiversity with ears to the ground, NASA eyes in the sky

table set for a meal

Political divide affects American views on food inflation

Sydney Hefty

Purdue Ag student aims for highest FFA honor

People gathered in a greenhouse.

Behind the Research: Chris Hoagland

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment improves, but farmers still concerned about rising costs and inflation

uav in air

Fall 2022 Data-Driven Seminar Series


College of Agriculture student gains global internship after studying abroad

group of people in front of garden

Purdue Student Farm collaborates with campus cultural centers

Wheat field in summer.

College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

Adult Hellbender

Purdue leads $2.7 million USDA-funded conservation partnership

Several spotted lanternflies gather on a tree branch.

Spotted lanternfly now in northern Indiana

Michael Heraty, left, and Dev Patel, right, stand outside their Minnesota residence with a Purdue flag.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. program offers two students robust experience in agriculture

Rama Radhakrishna, right, talks with a student in Lily Hall.

Purdue Agriculture dean appoints new agricultural sciences education and communication department head

Keith Cherkauer stands in a body of water at the wetlands owned by Purdue University.

Cherkauer appointed director of IWRRC

drone on the edge of a field

Purdue startup is pushing the envelope on research-grade data

Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative contributing research team, led by Ferry Slik (far right), collects field data on local species richness in Brunei.

Analysis of global tree population explains baffling trends in species richness

plants growing in a green house

Phenotyping facilities offer powerful tools with a delicate touch

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Slight increase in producer sentiment despite rising costs and lower crop prices

Alyson McGovern holds a bottle of Boiler Bee Honey.

Honey project comes with a spoonful of confidence

Sherdexia Yarde at work

Destination Career: Alumna’s sweet career blends creativity and science

Uel Palmer Kouame stands in front of the ABE building

International student shapes his dreams with technology

Purdue Agriculture students

Students on the Street: What is your Boilermaker life hack

Baylee Riester works in the greenhouse

Plant science major finds fertile environment to put down roots

Audra Brewer

Studying what you love is a piece of cake

Emma Zaicow

Senior hitches self-improvement goals to love for animals

Owen Coon

Tornado relief efforts reveal a deep well of support

Josi Lambert working on a flower arrangement

Destination Career: Entrepreneurs pursue unique combination while serving their community

Maddy Schaider in the greenhouse

Green thumb points the way to true calling

Molly Grotjan

Senior learns to lead through experiences

Karlie Tischendorf

Junior discovers she can study the ocean from Indiana


Grocery store produce bins stocked fully for customers.

Changing food waste one grocery store trip at a time

Capital Comments, Indiana state capital in background

$6 Billion in Balances

REEU 2022 program students stand along a railing inside the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building.

REEU summer program provides a window into agriculture

A woman staring at food while standing in front of a grocery store aisle

The generational divide shows in our food system, too

Spongy moth larvae eating leaves

Purdue, U.S. Forest Service launch new and improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer

Picture of a man driving a tractor through a field

Behind the Research: Dennis Nowaskie

microscope used in research for patent discovery

How patents pave the way for College of Agriculture research

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Bingyu Yan

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment remains weak, crop producers contemplating acreage shifts in 2023


Skewers of chicken and vegetables cook atop a grill.

Avoid getting grilled by summer cuisine prices

mint plant

Indiana’s in mint condition

2 students sitting at a desk together

Farm Credit Mid-America partnership supports diverse future ag leaders

Four-year-old Ellie Clayton meets Peanut Butter and Jelly at the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, where her grandfather Mike Veenhuizen was honored as a Certificate of Distinction winner.

Turkeys make smooth adjustment to Boilermaker life

Students care for gardens at the Student Farm.

Keeping plants happy through heat waves

Two men speak in corn field.

Learn in the field with Purdue

Linda Lee

Board of Trustees Names Lee a Distinguished Professor

Packages of pork jerky are scattered in a display box.

How the Boilermaker Butcher Block crafts jerky

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment plummets as production costs skyrocket

Professor Fei flying drone in woods

Integration leads to leap in tech for forest inventory, management

Image of abstract gray background with yellow sparkling rays of light

Graduate Student Spotlight: Megan Hughes



Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Hoosier Cavefish

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sitting in  cornfield

Extension UAV Initiative Update

Sophia Mears, a junior majoring in horticulture, churns the composting barrel at the Purdue Student Farm.

Home composting can decrease what goes into landfills

Spotted Lanternfly

Satellite remote sensing could predict Spotted lanternfly spread

A row of wine glasses stand on a table in the Purdue Memorial Union Ball Rooms.

Changing students’ views on the wine industry

Research team in field

Long-range networks facilitate convenient producer data collection

A colony of bees.

Entomology professor explains how homeowners, gardeners can help bee populations thrive

A group of Purdue undergraduate students work to grow soybeans in Martian and Lunar soil simulants in a national contest.

One giant leap for agriculture, students grow soybeans in lunar, Martian soil simulants


Urban-rural food satisfaction, food security gaps show in new report

 Picture of Clayton Hicks talking in a podium

Biochemistry senior honored for campus leadership

Arch in the sun

Unsung Diversity Hero Awards honor those who’ve gone above and beyond

Image of a woman decorating the landscape with pink flowers

From space to place: how landscape architecture students are rethinking Purdue’s campus

Paul Ebner working with students

Award recognizes Ebner’s success delivering high impact global programs

professor working with students

New equipment for animal science prepares students for careers

Image of abstract gray background with yellow sparkling rays of light

Graduate Student Spotlight: Uriel Urbizo Reyes

Grace Hasler standing at podium wearing a graduation cap and facing an empty hall

Spring commencement student respondent aims to “meet the moment”


Group of students

Purdue COA Students Travel on IPIA trips Spring Break for First Time in Two Years

Award winners

College of AG recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

Picture on the left Levon Esters and at the right Haley Oliver

Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) launches MSI-led partnerships for global food safety research

ears of corn

Kernels of Knowledge: Corn, a family full of variety

Picture on the left Levon Esters and at the right Haley Oliver

Second Year for the Boilermaker Vegetable Season Pass

Yellow and purple flowers with white caption letters  Happy National Gardening Day

Four Tips to Grow Your Garden

Woman painting a wetland ecosystem that includes birds, reptiles, bugs, other animals and flowers

Mural will serve as a window into research

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Ag Economy Barometer slides lower, producers concerned about war’s impact on input prices

Team winners with check

Soy-based mulch and playground surfacing wins annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition


Impact of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on biofuels production shown in study

Background a dark gray stage curtain with golden shadows at the bottom

Graduate Student Spotlight: Maddie Carpenter


Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report


Purdue Motion P statue

This year’s Spring Fest offers family-friendly, hands-on activities

: ABE doctoral student Hassan Assaf is currently designing an electrohydraulic battery-powered system to replace the internal combustion engine in a hydraulic system

Agricultural Biological Engineering Program Earns #1 Ranking

Cow chewing hay, mouth wide open.

Purdue Ag Week returns for 11th year

Soybean plantation, diverse accessions of soybean. Wang’s AgSEED project will gather data to provide a proof-of-concept for architecting new physiological process-based models using genetic variation as a key organizing concept.

AgSEED grants lay groundwork for innovation, data and funding

White Petunia flowers

New and improved cherry flavor courtesy of the petunia flower

Snowy owl on a fence, blurry gray background

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Snowy Owls

Red bright scarlet tanager bird on a treetop

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Scarlet Tanager

Beets, radishes, carrots, cabbage and other vegetable arrange by category in a supermarket display area

Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

Picture of a men outside building area

Behind the Research: Jason Deitrich


Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation

Image of glasses with fruit flies

A night and day difference: Circadian clock may protect aging eyes

Annual summer camp high school students doing activities indoors

Cargill Partnership seeks to bridge diversity and gender gaps in agriculture


Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: North American River Otter

Maple forest plantation, blue special bag collecting the syrup from a tree

Grant aims to bring Indiana maple syrup industry back to its former glory

pigs on a farm

Purdue professor receives $1M grant for pursuit of African swine fever rapid test

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Rob Weiner

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment rises during commodity price rally; concern over production costs remains



Purdue invention to improve health and welfare of farrowing sows is licensed to Canadian company

Purdue University entrance

Purdue centers to host micro-course focused on consumer-driven changes


Digital Records for FSMA: Free Toolkit


Monthly dashboard created to better conceptualize ag job market

Deering in lab coat working Purdue food lab

How food safety became professor’s driving passion

Lab members on computer screen

The 'Internet of Small Things' will power digital agriculture

African Swine Fever risk assessment tool available: BioPorc-RD

African Swine Fever risk assessment tool available: BioPorc-RD

Grain silos

2021 grain dust explosions show decrease in incidents, result in one death

Purdue College of Agriculture.

New report provides insight on consumer food spending, satisfaction, sustainability

soybean field with bins

A Spreadsheet Toolbox

Hassan Assaf in the lab

Student’s research introduces others to advanced fluid power concepts

ag admin

College of Agriculture welcomes four new faculty this spring

Greenhouse Rendering

Purdue trustees approve $20 million greenhouse expansion

Cardinal on branch

How do birds that stay north survive Indiana’s winter?

OMP’s new assistant director a teacher and mentor by nature

OMP’s new assistant director a teacher and mentor by nature


Extending the season, improving food security


Image of a man smiling in his classroom

Professor seeks to cultivate next generation of scientists

Trees in the forest during Fall season, view from above

First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

high tunnel

Extending the season, improving food security


Environmental Historian Uses Urban Ag Certificate for Innovative Research on Beekeeping

Bell Tower

RRDC, NCRCRD celebrate 50 years of rural development


Fat’s unexpected role in muscle stem cell fate


Contaminated leafy greens turn purple

soybean leaves

Purdue research strengthens soybean's potential in the plant-based protein market

combine unloading soybeans into semi

On-Farm Demonstrations in WHIN Region 2021 Report

Enrique Velasco surrounded by plants

Student’s research improves nutrition and food safety

Union arch

Ag-Celerator fund invests $200,000 in two agriculture startup companies


One gene closer to a sorghum Superman

Environmental Justice focus of Ag’s and HHS’s MLK Week

Environmental Justice focus of Ag’s and HHS’s MLK Week

Purdue Motion P statue

Ag Alumni Fish Fry postponed until spring due to COVID-19

Jun Wu

Behind the Research: Jun Wu


Four steps for thriving indoor plants

Images from the year's top stories

Purdue Agriculture’s 21 most-read stories of 2021

man in field with ipad

Spring 2022 Digital Ag Seminar Series

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment rises on strengthening current financial position

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