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From Joshua Tree to Germany, ASEC alumna always seeking new horizons

June 23, 2021
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Purdue Alumnus Named New FFA Chief Executive Officer

June 8, 2021

The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation has named Scott Stump the new chief executive officer of both organizations, effective Monday, June 21. Stump’s extensive background in agricultural education, career and technical education and FFA includes a bachelor’s in agricultural education from Purdue University.

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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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Purdue’s Spring Fest offers virtual at-home activities

April 6, 2021

Purdue’s College of Agriculture welcomes people of all ages to experience Purdue Spring Fest from their home and backyards. Normally held in-person on Purdue University’s campus, the annual event will begin Monday, April 12, with online events and acti…

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Researcher uses opportunities to impact students

April 5, 2021

In high school, Bryanna Nelson assumed she had “too much enthusiasm for too many things” to narrow her academic focus. But after hearing about opportunities in agricultural education, she noticed “the field took all my personal interests and combined them into one.

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Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

January 4, 2021

“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”

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Mark Russell, Purdue professor and department head, receives Indiana Farm Bureau’s Hovde Award

December 14, 2020

Mark Russell, department head and professor of agricultural sciences education and communication (ASEC) at Purdue University, was awarded the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence on Friday (Dec. 11) in appreciation of his commitment to educational se…

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For Mark Russell working with animals is all about the people

December 11, 2020
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“Education is multidimensional”: How agriculture staff and students are reaching grades PK-12 during a pandemic

November 12, 2020
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Behind the Research: Richard Fox

October 5, 2020

Today Fox describes his current job responsibilities as “anything that needs done.” He consults with ASEC faculty and staff on technology-related issues, leads computer-related developments and activities in the department, and coordinates efforts with other university computing departments. “It’s a wide variety, basically whatever might pop up,” he says. “That’s developed over the years. There’s a lot of meeting with faculty and staff, making personal connections and earning their trust.”

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Great-great-granddaughter of American Soybean Association co-founder embraces 100-year legacy

September 10, 2020

“Early one morning, when my grandpa was just a young boy, his family traveled to the train station in Camden, Ind.,” said Claire Crum, retelling her favorite story. “There, he saw men shoveling our family’s soybeans into a fancy train. Someone in an expensive-looking suit walked up to my grandpa and shook his hand.”

The man was Henry Ford, who was interested in this new, rare crop. “Mr. Ford toured our farm and shared lunch before returning home with three train cars full of soybeans. He originally intended to use them as a fuel source, but instead used them in the black paint of his Ford cars.

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Purdue professors to develop course on agriculture informatics for agriscience students

September 1, 2020

A multidisciplinary team from Purdue University, under the leadership of Dharmendra Saraswat, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, recently received funding from the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program of the …

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COVID-19 sidelines summer plans; Boilermakers adapt

August 26, 2020

“I told myself in high school that I wanted to make a change in the world,” said Sneha Jogi, a senior in agricultural communication. “While I can’t change the entire world, or an entire issue for that matter, I know I can make an impact on communities, families and their lives.”

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Women award recipients praised for dedication to Indiana agriculture

August 25, 2020

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry at the Indiana Statehouse on Aug. 20. The recipients were selected by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Karen …

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How agriculture instructors capitalize on benefits of the virtual classroom

August 19, 2020
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Florist arranges for flowers to travel when loved ones cannot

July 23, 2020

For a company to stay in business for 100 years, it has certainly faced its share of hurdles. Lake Forest Flowers planted its roots northeast of Chicago in 1917 a few months before the Spanish Flu arrived. A century later, facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake Forest Flowers continues to find ways to meet changing needs.

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ASEC student draws on education to support Black-owned businesses

July 22, 2020
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Alumnus adapts restaurant to protect the health of his business and patrons

July 20, 2020

Before electricity and modern refrigeration, icehouses were built to keep ice and snow frozen, and it was sold and shipped year-round. As refrigerators grew in popularity, icehouses shifted their business model. They became the predecessor to convenience stores, selling perishable groceries and cold drinks. 7-Eleven traces its origin to one such icehouse.

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Celebrate National Dairy Month with homemade ice cream

June 25, 2020

“Dairy farmers work tirelessly every day–not only to feed their own families but to feed yours as well…Producing milk for the world promotes good nutrition, creates sources of income and increases food security,” explained Kylei Klein, a senior studying agricultural education at Purdue. “I’m amazed when I think about how farmers are willing to work that hard for me when they don’t even know who I am.”

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What do Purdue Agriculture faculty recommend for your summer reading list?

June 16, 2020
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