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Tight agriculture chemical supply, high prices could impact 2022 growing season

October 20, 2021

Supply chain disruptions and material shortages are fueling speculation about a herbicide shortage for the 2022 agriculture growing season. Bill Johnson, Purdue professor of weed science and Purdue Extension weed specialist, is encouraging producers to…


Crop report takeaway: ‘Indiana crop production doing very well’

August 12, 2021

Purdue College of Agriculture and Extension and United States Department of Agriculture experts gathered at the Indiana State Fair on Thursday (Aug. 12) to discuss the results of the 2021 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash…


Students see growth potential in competition-winning biostimulant

April 8, 2021

In a contest created to develop novel applications for soybeans, it’s hard to beat a 98% soybean crop stimulant that improves soybean growth.

In the 27th annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition, Cai Chen, Nate Nauman and Emmanuel Alagbe topped six other teams to claim the $20,000 prize. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, encourages Purdue student teams to create new products or materials from soybeans.

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Purdue pursues industry hardwood partnerships through NSF-backed center

October 6, 2020

The Center for Advanced Forestry Systems (CAFS), a National Science Foundation-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, of which Purdue’s Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center is a founding member, develops partnerships with forest-related companies to help solve pressing needs in their industry.


Women award recipients praised for dedication to Indiana agriculture

August 25, 2020

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry at the Indiana Statehouse on Aug. 20. The recipients were selected by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Karen …

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Six agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 14, 2020

Six student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, the honor is given to students on varsity rosters who maintain a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.

Among the honorees, Tessa Sheets ranked in the top 16.5% of Big Ten Distinguished Scholars by achieving a 4.0 GPA.

(Left to right) Cameron Mann, Justin Couetil and Stephen Schwartz

Award winners credit college’s contributions

April 15, 2020

Since 2003, 14 of the 36 G.A. Ross and Flora Roberts Award winners have been from the College of Agriculture. Justin Couetil, a biochemistry student, won the G.A. Ross Award in 2019. Cameron Mann won the Flora Roberts Award in 2017, representing agricultural communication and agribusiness.

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Making memories while making dough

December 19, 2019

By Chad Campbell Three generations of the Luse family gather every December, surrounded by holiday music and the lights from their Christmas tree. They share…


Purdue, ag retailers and ASU to host management academy

November 14, 2019

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business, the Agricultural Retailers Association and Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will partner again to present the 2020 ARA Management Academy. The program will take plac…


‘U.S. Farm Report’ will bring college road show back to Purdue

September 20, 2019

“The U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 26). Filming will take place on the lawn by the A…


National food, agribusiness conference to focus on evolving value chain

September 13, 2019

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the 2019 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness on November 6-7 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.


Purdue to offer strategic marketing workshop for agribusiness professionals

September 6, 2019

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will present the 2019 Strategic Agri-Marketing seminar Oct. 8-10 on the West Lafayette campus.


New to Purdue? Former freshmen share how they found friends, academic success and themselves

August 8, 2019

By Chad Campbell As one of over 600 freshmen joining Purdue’s College of Agriculture in August 2018, Cole Pearson worried about getting lost in the…


Agribusiness sales program to develop selling techniques

July 11, 2019

Purdue University sales experts David Downey and Scott Downey will lead the “Precision Selling: Building Relationships with Large Farmers” professional development program on July 31-Aug. 1 in West Lafayette.


Purdue workshop to build marketing foundations for agribusinesses

July 3, 2019

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will present the 2019 Agribusiness Marketing Level 1: Building the Foundations of Agri-Marketing seminar July 23–25 on the West Lafayette campus.


Purdue, agribusiness seminar to develop financial awareness

June 7, 2019

The Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business will offer its 2019 Agribusiness Finance: Financial Analysis of Operating Decisions professional development seminar June 17–19 on the West Lafayette campus.


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