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MESA director wins national award for farmworker advocacy

October 13, 2021

Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez, director of Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA), recently received the 2021 Jefferson Award Presented by Multiplying Good.

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ASEC professor wins regional recognition for pedagogy

October 12, 2021

Sarah LaRose, assistant professor of agricultural sciences education and communication (ASEC), was nominated for Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Postsecondary Teacher of the Year in 2020. This year, LaRose was selected as the regional winner for the same honor and is now a finalist for the national award.

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Purdue awarded $10 million for #DiverseCornBelt project

October 6, 2021

A $10 million project seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

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Equipping schools to create bully free cultures

September 3, 2021

About 20 percent of U.S. students between the ages of 12-18 have experienced bullying in some form. Bullying affects everyone involved and is linked to negative physical, emotional, academic and mental health issues. Purdue’s Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) is determined to help prevent bullying by guiding youth and teachers to model kindness and respect for all.

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Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

August 26, 2021

How do you make access to scientific knowledge more democratic for people around the world?
How can we be inclusive of diverse groups in the creation of that knowledge?
And, finally, how can we equitably transfer that information to those who speak different languages, may not read or write or live in hard-to-reach areas of the world?
These questions have guided the organization Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) since its founding in 2011. Co-founded by newly hired agricultural sciences education and communication assistant professor Julia Bello-Bravo and Barry Pittendrigh, Purdue’s Osmun Endowed Chair of Urban Entomology and director of the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, SAWBO has created a research and highly scalable outreach program that uses the power of animation to disseminate scientific knowledge around the world.

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The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

August 12, 2021
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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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