Agricultural & Biological Engineering

‘How to Feed the World’ offers practical, positive solutions to food insecurity

Monday, March 19th, 2018 University News Story

A new book of essays by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Purdue University helps readers understand how decisions made today by farmers, scientists, policymakers, educators and consumers are vital to ensuring global food security in coming …

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More grain dust explosions reported nationwide in 2017

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 University News Story

There were seven reported grain dust explosions at U.S. food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per year, according to an annual report issued by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

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Overheated pigs may get the cooldown they need with Purdue technology

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 University News Story

Modern sows are having more piglets than ever, and feeding those larger litters results in higher body temperatures. Air conditioning farrowing houses isn’t feasible, but Purdue University researchers have a solution: personal pig cooling pads.

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Purdue Ag-celerator fund awards $100,000 to two plant sciences startups, announces next proposal submission dates

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Ag-celerator, a plant sciences innovation fund, awarded a total of $100,000 in investments to Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue-licensed software that produces biochemicals through algae extraction, and Progeny, a camera drone software designed to rapidly …

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Purdue Extension offering energy efficiency workshops for farms and rural businesses

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 University News Story

Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition meeting Nov. 11 in North Salem

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 University News Story

Veterans, active military, and their families are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Indiana, Nov. 11 at Blue Yonder Organic Farm in North Salem.

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Farmers can cut energy bills, gain federal incentives through audit

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Running a farm operation is a constant numbers game, with farmers constantly evaluating the costs of replacing equipment, fertilizer, feed and labor against market prices. Another significant cost comes in the form of monthly energy bills for electrici…

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2016 Indiana farm fatalities most since 1990

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The number of Hoosier farmers killed on the job soared last year to its highest total since 1990, with tractor-related incidents again accounting for the largest number of deaths. The annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary, released last week by the Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program, reports 44 work-related on-farm deaths in the state…

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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Purdue online tool to help farmers make precision decisions, keep data private

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 University News Story

An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-party companies.

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