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College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

May 13, 2021

Purdue’s Office of Engagement presents awards annually to university faculty and staff that highlight excellence in engaged scholarship and education. This year, there are several recipients from the College of Agriculture.

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Newest Tyler Trent scholarship recipient a success story in overcoming life’s obstacles

May 10, 2021

Kyle Albertson is an achiever. But for him, achieving in everyday activities that most people take for granted requires determination, ingenuity, stamina and a whole lot of extra effort.

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Ag Economy Barometer remains strong; producers concerned about possible changes in estate tax policy

May 4, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was virtually unchanged in April, up one point from March to a reading of 178. Producers are becoming more optimistic about the future.

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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 economists share Washington, D.C. lessons

April 20, 2021

Knowing policy is good; understanding procedure is even better. Aim high, but a low batting average is likely. And expect the unexpected – early and often.

Those were among the insights provided by four agricultural economists, fresh from high-level tours in Washington, D.C., who spoke to a virtual audience for the James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 16. The Department of Agricultural Economics’ signature annual event began in 1975 to honor Snyder, a professor and researcher. Department Head Jayson Lusk moderated the discussion.

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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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Strong commodity prices, improved financial conditions boost Ag Economy Barometer

April 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 12 points in March to a reading of 177, marking the highest reading for the barometer since October. The rise was attributed to producers’ more optimistic view of the future. The Index of Future…

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Data suggest COVID herd immunity may be hard to achieve

March 17, 2021

For thousands of years, humans have altered — often negatively and inadvertently —microbial communities in a quest to improve agricultural crops. In recent years, knowledge…

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Former top-level D.C. agricultural economists to speak at James C. Snyder Memorial event

March 16, 2021

Ted McKinney, Matt Erickson, Rob Johansson and Joe Balagtas, all former government economists who recently served in Washington, D.C., will participate in a panel discussion at the 2021 James C. Snyder Memorial event, presented by the Purdue University…

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Purdue study finds limited economic impacts from U.S. rejoining the Paris climate accord

March 4, 2021

President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 — policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation …

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Producers bullish about farmland values amid strong current conditions

March 2, 2021

Farmers continue to report strong current economic conditions on their farms, according to the February Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall reading for the Ag Economy Barometer changed very little compared to January, do…

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Purdue to host ASTA Management Micro-Course Series for food and agribusiness professionals

March 2, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will offer the ASTA Management Micro-Course Series on various dates in March and April. The series features short, live, interactive online sessions for food and agribusiness professionals.

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College of Agriculture advisors win university awards

February 25, 2021

Each year the Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA) recognizes two individuals who demonstrate outstanding academic advising practices and qualities. This year, for the first time since the award’s inception in 1988, both recipients are from the same college and the same department—the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics.

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Purdue and IU McKinney partner to offer first dual degree program in agricultural law

February 18, 2021

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law have joined forces to create the first MJ-MS agricultural economics and law program in the nation. Students who complete the program will…

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Purdue Center for Regional Development receives CARES Act funding to support small business growth

February 12, 2021

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) has received funding from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist Indiana-based companies to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Purdue-developed dashboards will offer timely food supply info during crises

February 11, 2021

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, as governments issued lockdown orders and stay-at-home advisories, grocery store shelves went bare. Shoppers scooped up flour and yeast, canned goods, frozen vegetables, meats and any other staples that they…

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COVID-19 shakes up Indiana’s food supply chains

February 4, 2021
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Ag Barometer drifts lower; farmers remain concerned about the future despite strong economic conditions

February 2, 2021

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How Hoosier BIPOC farmers can change the landscape of agriculture

January 29, 2021

During MLK Jr. Celebration Week, the Colleges of Agriculture and Health and Human Sciences, in conjunction with the Center for the Environment, hosted a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in Sustainable Farming panel discussion.

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Five agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

January 6, 2021

Five student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2020 sports season. They were among 96 Purdue student-athletes to earn the title across the university.

To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time. Though cross country, soccer and volleyball were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten chose to recognize eligible players.

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