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Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

Monday, January 4th, 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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Christine Wilson meeting new Students

Not in Kansas anymore, Associate Dean Wilson returns to Purdue

Friday, March 13th, 2020

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example,” said Christine Wilson, quoting Purdue alumnus John Wooden. Wilson, the newly appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture, thought her life would follow a similar path to Wooden’s, but as Wilson noted, “Sometimes plan B is better than plan A.”

Wooden taught high school English, but he is better-known as the first athlete inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a teenager, Wilson was determined to earn a scholarship playing basketball, with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher and basketball coach.

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Gebisa Ejeta

Gebisa Ejeta appointed chair of the World Food Prize Laureate Selection Committee

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The World Food Prize Foundation appointed Gebisa Ejeta, distinguished professor in the Department of Agronomy, executive director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security and 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, as chair of the organization’s Laureate Selection Committee. The committee selects the World Food Prize winner and as chair, Ejeta will be responsible for…

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National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Eleven faculty members and students from the Purdue University College of Agriculture have been honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for outstanding achievements in educational outreach. The Purdue recipients are: NACTA Graduate Student Teacher Award * Emma Allen, graduate teaching assistant, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. * Shalyse Iseminger, graduate…

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Food security panel calls for more education, collaboration

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 University News Story

Richard Lugar, former U.S. senator from Indiana, joined a panel of six Purdue University College of Agriculture faculty and staff members Monday (April 30) for a roundtable discussion on global food security.

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College of Agriculture Fraternities and Sorority Lead the Way

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture stands out — not only with its educational programs but with the students it attracts and the ways in which those students give back. They emerge as the future leaders in the world of agriculture and beyond. Outside of the classroom, one of the areas in which agriculture students grow…

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Purdue’s Diversity Awareness Week highlights King’s lasting influence

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 University News Story

A documentary about Palestine, talks about race and poverty, and a ‘Family Feud’-style competition are among the highlights of the 7th annual Diversity Awareness Week hosted by Purdue University’s Diversity Action Team in Agriculture.

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Akridge named Purdue provost, executive VP for academic affairs and diversity

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Tuesday (Nov. 7) announced that Jay Akridge has been named the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, effective immediately. Akridge has served in the position in an interim capacity since July 1.

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Purdue Extension honors outstanding service to the state of Indiana

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

John Baugh, Purdue’s director of Agricultural Services and Regulations, and two Purdue Extension professionals were honored for outstanding service to the state as part of Extension’s annual Professional Development Conference.

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World Food Prize Symposium

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Purdue Agriculture alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina received the prestigious World Food Prize at the 2017 World Food Prize Symposium! You can watch the ceremony in its entirety below. Or, if you want to skip to the good parts, see our list of timestamps! Dr. Adesina’s Introduction — 13:02 President Mitch Daniels Introduction — 32:32 Purdue Glee…

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Purdue’s Adesina, Lusk honored at World Food Prize Symposium

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 University News Story

The Purdue University College of Agriculture was well represented at the 2017 World Food Prize Symposium, with alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina receiving the prestigious World Food Prize and Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Departme…

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‘Can we feed the world in 2050?’: Purdue president to lead expert panel discussion on looming global food shortage

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 University News Story

With the world population on pace to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, there is increasing concern about our ability to produce enough food to feed people around the globe. Food shortages already are impacting countries like South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Ve…

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Ag-celerator fund to provide up to $100,000 for Purdue agriculture startups; callout meeting is Sept. 14

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University-affiliated agricultural startups looking for early seed-stage funding to help with their plant sciences innovation can receive up to $100,000 through the Ag-celerator innovation fund.

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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Visionaries honored during Celebration of Agriculture

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch presented the 2017 AgriVision Award to Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller, President and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, and Purdue Ag Alum, and Dr. Jay Akridge, Interim Provost at Purdue University , during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair. In its eleventh year, the award is given to…

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The nation's capitol in the evening.

Dean of Agriculture Testifies Before U.S. Congress on Farm Bill

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

In testimony before U.S. Congress on March 16, 2017, Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, stressed the critical role that researchers and educators will continue to play in feeding a growing global population. Akridge said the need to remain competitive globally comes in the midst of complex challenges and concerns, including the availability…

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