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

October 5, 2021

Modern agricultural tractors contain so much cutting-edge technology, they rival even the latest spacecraft. But the back end is still old-school, relying largely on fossil fuels. So any optimization in tractor efficiency is a huge win for the environment.

With this in mind, Purdue University researchers have undertaken a $3.2 million Department of Energy project to optimize the hydraulic systems that connect tractors and implements.

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Center Affiliate Assigned to Governor’s Wetland Taskforce

September 28, 2021

On Monday, September 20th, Governor Holcomb’s office released the official list of appointees to the Indiana Wetlands Taskforce as required by Senate Enrolled Act 389. The list includes a representative from Purdue’s Center for the Environment, Sara McMillan, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering(ABE) and convener of the Water Challenges research area.

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New tool finds the best opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle across industrial sectors

September 27, 2021

A new tool finds hidden connections across industrial sectors and identifies opportunities to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions by mapping the physical economy for a region.

“The climate and the economy are too important for us to make mistakes,” said Shweta Singh, the interdisciplinary scientist at Purdue University who developed the tool. “This tool provides a big-picture view and allows policymakers and industry to plug in a potential change and see the results. Those involved can virtually test different options before making a decision.”

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New tool finds the best opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle across industrial sectors

September 27, 2021

A new tool finds hidden connections across industrial sectors and identifies opportunities to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions by mapping the physical economy for a region.

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Indiana farm fatality summary stresses importance of farm safety

September 22, 2021

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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ABE graduate student chosen as student trustee

September 14, 2021

“When I started in Purdue Agriculture as a freshman I never imagined I’d be returning to this school, seven years later, as a student trustee,” Mark Gee said.
Gee, who is pursuing his master’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), was appointed as student member to the Purdue University Board of Trustees in June. In this role, Gee speaks for concerns most pressing to the student body and has an equal vote on all actions taken by the board.

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Purdue Agricultural Biological Engineering Program Ranked #1

September 13, 2021

Purdue University’s Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) undergraduate program has earned the number one ranking in its category in the annual U.S. News & World Report undergraduate program rankings for the eleventh consecutive year. U.S. News also ranked Purdue’s ABE graduate program number one earlier this year. The department includes 382 undergraduate and 191 graduate students.

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Purdue Agricultural Biological Engineering program ranked No. 1

September 13, 2021

Purdue University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) undergraduate program has earned the No. 1 ranking in its category in the annual U.S. News and World Report undergraduate program rankings for the 11th consecutive year.

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Purdue researcher develops fast, accurate and affordable COVID-19 paper-based test; clinical trials await

August 30, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and the technologies necessary to combat it came into focus, testing was immediately identified as being top on the list.

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

August 25, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began and the technologies necessary to combat it came into focus, testing was immediately identified as being top on the list.
Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE), had been working for years on developing a diagnostic tool to detect Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in cattle using nasal swabs. Verma and his colleagues identified nucleic acids specific to different pathogens that cause the disease and developed a paper-based testing device that was cheap to manufacture, accessible and accurate.

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The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

August 12, 2021
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Twelve agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 13, 2021

Twelve student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for their academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. In total, 85 Boilermakers earned the honor, setting a record for the university.

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Eight agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

June 2, 2021

Eight student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the spring sports season, helping the university reach a record 92 recipients. A total of 256 student-athletes received the honor in 2020-21, another record.

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Purdue team brings awareness to grain entrapment dangers

May 25, 2021

Agriculture remains among the most hazardous industries in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day.

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ABE alumnus finds entrepreneurial spark in vegan marshmallows

May 24, 2021

Ryan Howard, agricultural and biological engineering (ABE) alumnus, was ahead of the curve when he founded Chicago Vegan Foods in 2003.

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6 Winning Teachers and Faculty

Top teachers and mentors recognized for exceptional work with students

May 13, 2021

During the annual Spring Awards Banquet, the College of Agriculture honored students, faculty and staff. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs. The following faculty and staff were honored during the event.

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College recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 23, 2021

On April 22, the College of Agriculture honored some of the year’s most outstanding students, faculty and staff during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.

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Agricultural entrepreneurship: from labs to markets

April 7, 2021

Purdue University research, often published in scientific journals, became analytical ore that grateful industries mined and refined, profitably.

“We stood back as professors and watched. ‘Ooh, that’s great – they used our stuff!’” says Christian Butzke, a professor and associate head of the Department of Food Science. “A few decades later you think, ‘They took what we developed – and there’s nothing coming back to us other than a pat on the back and a handshake?’”

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Purdue professor tackles bovine respiratory disease with over $1 million in grant support

April 6, 2021

Bovine respiratory disease is the most common and costly disease affecting beef cattle in the world. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, recently received multiple awards, totaling $1.4 million, from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to support his groundbreaking work to produce a biosensor-based decision-making tool to manage the disease. The innovation will also help reduce and target the use of antibiotics, strengthening public trust in animal agricultural practices of antibiotic stewardship.

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Purdue professor tackles bovine respiratory disease with over $1 million in grant support

April 6, 2021

Bovine respiratory disease is the most common and costly disease affecting beef cattle in the world. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, recently received multiple awards, totaling $1.4 mill…

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