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Data-Driven Seminar Series

A scientists dips a tube of petunia petals into liquid nitrogen to freeze it for tissue harvest.

Stop and smell the volatile secondary metabolites

Ying Li works in greenhouse

Plant metabolism proves more complicated than previously understood

Ken Foster

Ken Foster announced as the 2023 Hovde Award recipient

AgIT team helps user with computer at Purdue.

AgIT pilot program focuses on personalized approach

woman buying meat package

Consumers grapple with confusion over food-date labels

The walnut plantation at Martell Forest.

Detection & Prediction: How technology is fighting a future of tree diseases and invasive insects

AGAD building sideview

Farmer sentiment improves, producers credit stronger financial conditions

Bello-Bravo, Pittendrigh and Medendorp (right) met with Maximo Torero (second from right), chief economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, at the World Food Forum in Rome

Book offers on-the-ground lessons in international development

Students gather at Purdue Summer Science Program on campus at Purdue

Donation takes Summer Science Program to the next level

Julia Peterson in the mesas of Arizona.

Finding beauty in the mess—the perspective of a botany and art double major

Ismail Olaniyi flies a UAV up above the trees.

The crossroads between lemon trees and technology

piglets indoors

Combined microbiome datasets yield accurate prediction of animal ages

A hand holding two eggs

Rehabilitation through agricultural skills with Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Trinidad and Tobago

Claire King waters her quinoa in the greenhouse.

Claire King named a Golden Opportunity Scholar

Felica Ahasteen-Bryant

NAECC and Student Farm continue a thousand year-long agricultural tradition

Purdue AgEcon faculty receive USDA NIFA grants

Purdue agricultural economics faculty awarded USDA NIFA grants

Joe Ogas, the newly appointed head of the Department of Biochemistry, in his biochemistry lab in Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research

Purdue Agriculture dean selects Ogas as new department head of biochemistry

Field with tar spot

Fighting Tar Spot, A New Foe for Farmers

Aubrey by Machu Picchu in Peru

Senior thanks the generosity of others for giving her a “window to the world”

Jessica McVay has been selected as seed administrator for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist

New seed administrator appointed to Indiana State Chemist office

Dane Deemer in office.

Behind the Research: Dane Deemer

people eat at a table

October Consumer Food Insights Report highlights Thanksgiving meal plans

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer Sentiment Rises as Producers Report Improved Financial Conditions On Their Farms

said Tomas Höök, professor of forestry and natural resources at Purdue

Experiment shows biological interactions of microplastics in watery environment

Haley Oliver posing for picture

Haley Oliver 2023 Ag Research Award winner

Mojhdeh in lab working

Purdue engineer works to improve formulation of RNA-based pharmaceuticals

Tom Hertel

Ag economist Tom Hertel receives Spirit of Land-Grant Mission Award

Close Up of Tomato Seedlings in Science Carrier

Tomatoes in spaceflight: A giant leap for human (and plant) kind

Ben Baumer, assistant grounds keeper stands on fields at Halas Hall.

From the home turf to Halas Hall with the Chicago Bears

Small pumpkins

Going pumpkin picking? Explore the many faces of fall's iconic fruit

Haley oliver

Dry-surface foodborne pathogens under scrutiny at Purdue

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Agriculture in space: the new wild west

Cale Bigelow stands in front of healthy lawn.

Bigelow named distinguished fellow by American Society of Agronomy

Tyler Hoskins in the field at the Purdue Wildlife Area.

Purdue team examines bio-impact of toxic chemical cocktails in the environment

National Farmer's Day

Celebrating a passion for farming

snacks at the grocery store

Purdue survey delves into brand-name food and beverage preferences of consumers

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Cocina con Carina: How a garden connects agriculture, food and heritage

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Weakening crop prices and high production costs weigh on farmer sentiment

Drew Parker stands in front of a John Deere Tractor in a field.

Cultivating the Future: Drew Parker & Sydney Wheeler

Awardees for the book of great teachers

Book of Great Teachers celebrates induction of new faculty

Dan Kiermaier stands in Wrigley Stadium

From the home turf to the "Friendly Confines"

Izaak working with bee hives

Cultivating the Future: Izaak Gilchrist

Student Matthew Haan stands with another person in front of mountains in the Philippines

Horticultural and Landscape Architecture student discusses summer research and training in the Philippines

A lawn of tall fescue grass.

From lawn care to gardening, keeping thumbs green through the fall is a must

Mohit Verma, professor of agricultural and biological engineering in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, holds a prototype for a low-cost test to diagnose Covid-19 in animals

Purdue developing field test to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus in dozens of host species

ABE number

Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering undergraduate program ranked first in US

Konstantin is a research and development scientist with EnvrioLogix in Portland, Maine, and Yoder is a rising senior biochemistry student at Purdue University.

Cultivating the Future: Bryn Yoder

people taking an exam

Survey reveals influences of political ideology on consumer food perceptions

Ella Hildebrand interns at chocolate factory for summer.

Cultivating the Future: Ella Hildebrand

Purdue Ice Cream Label

The Inside Scoop: Purdue’s new ice cream

This region of northeastern China was a sandy desert 50 years ago. Today the region contains hundreds of thousands of acres of forests.

Study improves accuracy of planted forest locations in East Asia

Kris Ristoroph in lab.

College of Agriculture researchers secure a record $106 million in grant funding

Students Alex Hokey, Tyler Ziehm and Ryan Liebermann hold drone controllers and smile in front of a corn field

Cultivating the Future: Alex Hokey, Ryan Liebermann and Tyler Ziehm

Brian Beheler stands in field.

Behind the Research: Brian Beheler

Student Madelyn Pierce poses with a red soil probe and yellow bucket in front of a tall, green field of corn

Cultivating the Future: Madelyn Pierce

Purdue Dairy Unit

$1 million USDA grant to Purdue aims to boost efficiency at dairy farms

Kayla Hinton, ABE student sits in lab.

Cultivating the Future: Kayla Hinton

barometer aug

Farmer sentiment dips amid weaker view of current conditions


Cultivating the Future: Sara Zukowsky

Female instructor talking to her students

How the future benefits from the contributions of social scientists

Isabel Jensen of NRES

Cultivating the Future: Isabel Jensen

Cade Kane

Following up with a Fulbright scholar: Cade Kane

Haley Oliver, of Assistant Dean of Ag Online Programs

Haley Oliver promoted to Assistant Dean of Ag Online Programs

The Purdue Bell Tower peeks over fall foliage

College of Agriculture welcomes new faculty members

Sidney Panaretos works with horse in summer internship.

Cultivating the Future: Sidney Panaretos

Martel Forest

Purdue announces new USGS Cooperative Research Unit

Nutellaphant Ears

Bringing the Taste of the Fair to your kitchen

Student Dev Patel posing near field.

Cultivating the Future: Dev Patel, Disha Lalit and Makinzie France

Mina Reising stands in corn field by Becky's Hybrid sign

Cultivating the Future: Mina Reising

Chloe Hall stands in field working as a field scout for Co-Alliance.

Cultivating the Future: Chloe Hall

person eating a burger

Majority of Americans report high rate of food satisfaction

Christine Wilson sits in the Dean's Auditorium located in Pfendler Hall.

Wilson promoted to Senior Associate Dean, overseeing Purdue Ag Online

Nathan Tuchscherer in front of Cincinnati Childrens hospital

Cultivating the Future: Nathan Tuchscherer


Arequipa Nexus Institute in Peru receives $4 million for phase 3 funding

Ellie Staggs stands in front of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association's booth at the Indiana State Fair.

Cultivating the Future: Ellie Staggs


Keeping up with the 2023 recipients of the D. Woods Memorial Fund

Seth King, undergraduate in ABE

How This Ag Engineer Is Making Golf More Inclusive

Farm Credit Interns

Cultivating the Future: Taryn Wainscott, Jackson Lusk and Taylor Pinkerton

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmers Remain Cautiously Optimistic About Agricultural Economy

Student Payten Brower stands in under a canopy of flowers

Cultivating the Future: Kayla Grennes, Ian Kelly and Payten Brower

Student Emily Carlisle stands in a green polo next to a sign with letters that spell "macaw" in front of a macaw enclosure

Cultivating the Future: Emily Carlisle

Mackenzie Sandusky poses in front of tall yellow flowers leaning on a shovel

Cultivating the Future: Mackenzie Sandusky

Main holds head as he stands in front of alcohol bottles.

Controlled study links pain-related genes to alcoholism

Student Lexi LaMar poses and squats next to a "gravid trap" with a concrete pool of water from a wastewater treatment plant behind her

Cultivating the Future: Allison Beach and Lexi LaMar

Morgan Murph, teaching a child to garden.

Growing opportunities for new generations

Jack Gross stands in front of the Chobani logo.

Cultivating the Future: Jack Gross

Bernie Engel, Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture

Lifelong commitment leads to top college position

empty plate

Food insecurity rate hits 17% for the second time in 18 months

Nicholas Neuman stands with crossed arms in front of the door to the mayor's office

Cultivating the Future: Nicholas Neuman

Student Hari Thirumalai stands in a vinyard and a smile in front of a stone Indiana Farm Bureau sign outside

Cultivating the Future: Hari Thirumalai

Student Baylee Riester amongst the ferns and horsetails of the Botany Lily Greenhouses

Cultivating the Future: Sidney Bunch, Baylee Riester and Levi Berry

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment rebounds on more optimistic view of future

Douglass Jacobs examines a tree in a forest

Biotechnology offers holistic approach to restoration of at-risk forest tree species

Photos from hospital in Kenya with Purdue Botany Student

Botany student promotes women's health education in Kenya

meat smoker

Heating up the flavor on the smoker

Campground scene

Leave no trace: how to practice low-impact camping


Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) collaborates with Purdue Student Farm to continue Three Sisters garden

Student Jackson Daftari poses with crossed arms and a smile in front of a stone Indiana Farm Bureau sign outside

Cultivating the Future: Jackson Daftari

Insects in the home

The space invaders of summer

Student Allison Lund holds up a microphone to interview an older man in a red shirt in a tent outside

Cultivating the Future: Allison Lund

Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab at Purdue University

Purdue’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab a valuable tool in monitoring and treatment

person using computer with dual monitors

Simple Personal Databases – Make Your Records Digital Simply

Katy Rainey in works with data on a screen

Drone imagery analysis to help increase soybean yield in wake of climate change

grocery bags

Climb in consumer food spending signals continued inflationary pressure

Purdue Pete Weeding Garden

Death, taxes and weeds

The new Coperion extruder processes a product as an example of the facility's new capabilities.

Purdue Food Science celebrates extruder donation from Coperion

Renee Bippus stands on stage at Purdue

For the love of animals and the theater

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment sours as crop prices decline

Purdue Field Day participants listen and learn from Purdue Botany and Plant Pathology experts.

Cutting-edge weed research tour and info sessions offered at Purdue Weed Science Field Day

Fresh cuts of beef line the racks at the Boilermaker Butcher Block.

Beefing over prices: How brisket went from the cheapest to most coveted cut

f2f conference 2023

USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Trinidad and Tobago trains hundreds

Corn field with lots of rain

Purdue-led USDA project aims to double impact of climate-smart Corn Belt agriculture

Joshua Widhalm

A track record of scholarly excellence: Widhalm named 2023 University Faculty Scholar


Registration is now open for upcoming Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day

Horses graze in a pasture off Purdue's campus

Professor named 2023 Equine Science Society Fellow for devotion to extension education

Kwok Ki Ho works in biochemistry lab.

Behind the Research: Kwok Ki Ho

Dharmendra Saraswat works with student and drone.

Saraswat headed for Indian Agricultural Research Institute as Fulbright Scholar


Hardin award celebrates Tuinstra’s global research success

Purdue Filipino Association

Student finds a sense of belonging in the Purdue Filipino Association

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment improves; less pessimism over interest rates

northern triangle map

Purdue College of Agriculture joins $30.8 million USDA Food for Progress project to address root causes of migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Brock with a bee hive

Award might help professor solve a mighty big mite problem

ABE Professor and grad student fly a drone

Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program earns top national ranking

MANRRS group at national conference

Students discover inclusive community through MANRRS organization

Kean Kane stands in one of Purdue's green houses.

How a botany student is bringing his virtual dreams to life

Christian Krupke in a field

Resilient agriculture gets a fresh look

Arabidopsis in the growth chamber

Nanocarrier research taps technology in Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility

nutrition label

Food survey: Consumers trust and value product labels

Field flooded

Purdue receives USDA grants for sustainable agriculture projects

Soybean Competition group

Ideas keep stemming from annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Hammer Down Hunger at Purdue Ag Week

Purdue Ag Week to celebrate agriculture in Indiana and internationally

Jennifer Wisecaver conducts research

Wisecaver named University Faculty Scholar, looks to future research efforts

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AgrAbility expo to provide hands-on training in assistive technology

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Commodity price outlook and interest rate concerns cloud farmer sentiment

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Purdue Extension needs your help growing food for science

Women inspecting the crop

Call for Purdue Women in Agriculture award nominations

Holly Shaver, Purdue Student studies abroad in Spain

Scholarships make student’s dream to study abroad a reality

A medal given to Virginia Meredith by the state of Mississippi in 1895.

How America’s ‘Queen of Agriculture’ shaped Purdue University

Pigs in a barn

$500,000 grant targets lack of air-quality data in swine production

Purdue University 2023 College of Agriculture Ranking

Purdue’s College of Agriculture rises in national and international rankings

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Sheep checkoff calls for nominations, approves projects

Janna Beckerman diagnosing a problem with a tree

Purdue Extension specialist brings updated management techniques to fields and orchards

purdue pete group shot

Boilermaker Vegetable Season Pass returns for 2023 season

Dog on campus at Purdue University

Lack of canine COVID-19 data fuels persisting concerns over dog-human interactions

Nathan Denny stands in front of white board.

Behind the Research: Nathan Denny

A maple syrup farmer boils down the tappings from a maple tree.

For the second year, Acer grant boosts Indiana maple syrup industry

tax form

Americans planning frugal uses for their 2023 tax refunds

An invasive jumping worm is spread out on a white background.

Gardeners asked to be vigilant this spring for invasive jumping worms

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment dips in February

Applegate Lab

New assay accelerates E. coli testing process

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

FFA Chapter

National FFA paves a path to Purdue Agriculture

Grain bins

Dust explosion incidents increased last year, no fatalities

A close up image of a wheat field at sunset.

Purdue professors, multi-university team work to address grain industry labor shortage


Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to Purdue in summer 2023

Cary Fatemehlo

New LED strategies could make vertical farming more productive, less costly

Fresh produce lines the shelves at a local grocery store.

Purdue professors expect gradual improvements in grocery costs

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Improvement in farmer sentiment carries over into 2023

Students walk in Utah landscape for Mars simulation

Lessons learned from life on Mars

Ma Jianxin in a field

Purdue appoints inaugural Indiana Soybean Alliance Endowed Chair

Farmers at work in a field in Ethiopia

Fighting the Causes of Hunger


Purdue-led project members visit Laos for first time since start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Aerial image of forest with fall foliage

Digital revolution inspires new research direction in ecosystem structural diversity

Biochemistry lab setting

Biochemistry professor honored for groundbreaking research

Professor Bill Johnson stands outdoors speaking.

Johnson honored for weed science research, outreach and teaching

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Forage enthusiasts to gather for annual meeting and seminar

Extension Succession Planning Team

Purdue Agriculture 2022 TEAM Award honors Extension Succession Planning Team

Indiana bat

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Indiana Bats

Man sitting high up in a tree, strapped in.

Purdue launches new AI-based global forest mapping project

A blanket of snow coats Agricultural Administration.

Unsung Diversity Heroes foster a sense of belonging

rows of crops in high tunnel

Digital Horticultural Crop Activity Records

Women working in field.

Purdue researchers lead gender-inclusivity study from Bangladeshi extension training

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Expo registration open for Indiana green industry professionals

Grad student Chloe Richard on a tractor.

Behind the Research: Chloe Richard

paper-based, rapid-result tests

Innovative risk-assessment tool for produce industry continues advancing

Jessica Gurevtich stands in Pfendler Hall to talk with a pair of forestry students.

Jessica Gurevitch appointed new forestry and natural resources department head

uav data on a monitor

Spring 2023 Data-Driven Seminar Series

A blanket of snow covers the Agricultural Administration Building.

College of Agriculture welcomes three new faculty members this spring

Ken Foster

Interim dean of agriculture brings experience to the task

collage of images for top 2022 stories

Most read stories of 2022

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Farmer sentiment rebounds at year end on stronger 2022 income

Purdue College of Agriculture.

Purdue ag economists provide insight on critical issues facing farmers in 2023

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