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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

Several rows of corn grow in a field.

Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs honors Purdue’s Nicoletti-Martinez’s outreach and assistance to migrant farm workers

Joshua Widhalm

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

W. Andy Tao, professor of biochemistry at Purdue, led a team with Anton Iliuk of Purdue spinoff Tymora Analytical Operations to apply the company’s EVtrap technology to early testing for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer

New liquid biopsy method offers potential for noninvasive Parkinson’s disease testing


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

Kyle Cottrell, professor of biochemistry at Purdue University

Kyle Cottrell’s path to NIH early career award began at community college

Lavanya Reddivari

Continuing impactful work: Reddivari named University Faculty Scholar

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

Piglets wander around their enclosure at ASREC.

National Pork Producers Council awards scholarships to two Purdue students

Jennifer Wisecaver conducts research

Wisecaver named University Faculty Scholar, looks to future research efforts

Spring Fest goers are shown a tarantula.

Annual Spring Fest to feature new interactive activities and science exploration across campus

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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

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

Students and faculty participate in the 2022 hackathon.

Purdue professor seeks to open doors to tech skills and development for ag students


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

Paul Brown, professor of forestry and natural resources at Purdue University, oversees the lab’s experimental aquaponics systems.

$10 million USDA grant targets more Midwestern seafood production and consumption

Fresh produce lines the shelves at a local grocery store.

Purdue professors expect gradual improvements in grocery costs

Fruit in a heart shaped bowl

Food survey queries consumers about New Year's resolutions, risk tolerance

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

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

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

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