Agricultural Economics

USAID awards $3 million to Purdue’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab

Monday, May 20th, 2019 University News Story

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $3 million to Purdue University to extend the work of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling (FPL), which the university leads, for another three ye…

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Samantha Morris stands in front of the Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences

Ag Class of 2019: Samantha Morris

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is the shared milestone in that process. We’re celebrating the collective achievements of the Class of 2019 by telling the unique stories of some of its outstanding members. Today, meet Samantha…

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Producer sentiment plummets; trade dispute and weak financial performance wear on farmers

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 University News Story

In April, agricultural producer sentiment plunged as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 18 points to a reading of 115, down from 133 in March. The barometer, a sentiment index, is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural…

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Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love. Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2018, has been putting in long hours and a lot of airline miles to chase his passion serving clients across…

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No matter where he goes, he finds a smile

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Derek Berkshire No matter where Dane Chapman went, he was greeted with a smile. Malawi, South Africa, the Netherlands — in all those places, transcending all cultures, languages, and backgrounds was a person. And a smile. “I really want to make people feel good and be happy,” said Chapman, a junior agribusiness: agricultural marketing…

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Welcome Ambassador walks the walk and talks Purdue traditions

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Throughout her college career, Sarah Voglewede has volunteered her time (including some of her weekends) to teaching visitors about Purdue. She walks for hours at a time and memorizes university history in hopes of educating someone about agriculture. “Last year I gave a tour to a group of fifth-graders from Chicago,” she…

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Persistence pays off as agricultural economics Ph.D. student delves into issues of food insecurity in Niger

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Emma Ea Ambrose  Kayenat Kabir, a Ph.D. student in Purdue University’s Agricultural Economics Department, is the first to admit that she did not follow a traditional path in the department while pursuing her doctorate degree. In 2015,  Kabir gave up her job in the UN World Food Programme to start her Ph.D. at Purdue. She…

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Purdue seminar develops agricultural sales managers

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 University News Story

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will offer its Sales Management and Leadership workshop May 29–30 at the university’s West Lafayette campus.

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Large-scale forest carbon sequestration could cause food prices to skyrocket

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 University News Story

The Paris Agreement calls for reducing greenhouse gases enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels. This could be done by reducing emissions or capturing and storing atmospheric carbon.

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April 10 Press Club event examines global food insecurity

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 University News Story

By 2050 the planet’s population will grow by 35 percent, increasing the need for food production in a world already facing food security challenges. And while agricultural technologies exist to meet this rising demand, the ability to bring those advanc…

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