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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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