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Summer research sows seeds of interest in agricultural sciences

July 2, 2021

AgIT reads the tea leaves and stays a step ahead of the game

March 9, 2021

Technology doesn’t stand still, which means neither does Agriculture Information Technology (AgIT).

As a department that supports a technological operations throughout the College of Agriculture and Extension offices, AgIT is always innovating, always thinking at least a few steps ahead.


College of Agriculture’s MLK week urges “good trouble”

January 12, 2021
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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.”


New OMP Assistant Director hopes his work will resonate throughout the college

December 1, 2020

Purdue names Songlin Fei Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing

August 10, 2020
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Not in Kansas anymore, Associate Dean Wilson returns to Purdue

March 13, 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 appointed chair of the World Food Prize Laureate Selection Committee

July 2, 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…


National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

June 20, 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)…


Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

May 17, 2018

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


Food security panel calls for more education, collaboration

May 1, 2018

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.


College of Agriculture Fraternities and Sorority Lead the Way

April 25, 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…


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

January 11, 2018

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.


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

November 7, 2017

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.


Purdue Extension honors outstanding service to the state of Indiana

November 7, 2017

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.


World Food Prize Symposium

October 26, 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…


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

October 19, 2017

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…


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

October 4, 2017

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…


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

August 31, 2017

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.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

August 30, 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…


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