Agricultural Economics

A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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How much is that turkey in the window?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Consumers have a lot to give thanks for this Thanksgiving as they head to the grocery stores. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s agricultural economics department, said shoppers can expect prices of Thanksgiving staples to be on par, if not a bit lower, than the past several years….

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Jacobs receives Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

Monday, November 12th, 2018 University News Story

Seventeen years ago, nurseries around Indiana were fertilizing seedlings in a very different way. It’s no accident that this began changing shortly after Douglass Jacobs joined Purdue Agriculture’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in 2001. Jacobs’ research concentrates on the restoration and reforestation of forest trees, especially hardwoods, which are abundant in Indiana.

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A cornfield that has not been plowed.

Incentivizing increased no-till adoption may be more costly than expected

Monday, November 5th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer Farmers who have switched to no-till management practices are sequestering significant amounts of carbon in the soil. Those who haven’t already made the change may be willing to do so if the price is right. Carbon is stored as soil organic matter that is released into the air as carbon dioxide through…

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Herat University students in the food technology program plate milk to identify bacteria present in the samples.

Here’s how Purdue is improving water safety in Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer One in 10 Afghan children will die before their fifth birthday. And 20 percent of those childhood deaths will be because of diarrheal diseases arising from unsafe food and water. When an Afghan student in Herat Province told Haley Oliver that her neighbor’s children were often sick, she wanted a sample of…

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Secretary of Agriculture appoints Purdue professor to USDA advisory board

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 University News Story

Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board.

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Jayson Lusk on U.S. Farm Report

U.S. Farm Report’s College Roadshow Films at Purdue

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

By Chad Campbell Friday, U.S. Farm Report and AgriTalk Live broadcasted in front of the VOSS Model Sculpture with agricultural economics experts from Purdue, a gathering of luminaries. U.S. Farm Report’s panel of Purdue guests included Agricultural Economics Department head and distinguished professor Jayson Lusk; professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture Jim Mintert;…

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US Farm Report to film college roadshow at Purdue

Monday, October 15th, 2018 University News Story

‘The US 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 10-11 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 19). Filming will take place at the VOSS Model Sculpture located at 217 South Martin Jischke Drive behind the Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR) building.

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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