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Champions Cultivate the Future

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

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Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 University News Story

Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions – and sometimes billions – of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

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Cities living with a strong chance of rain

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 University News Story

Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions – and sometimes billions – of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

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Welcome Ambassador walks the walk and talks Purdue traditions

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Throughout her college career, Sarah Voglewede has volunteered her time (including some of her weekends) to teaching visitors about Purdue. She walks for hours at a time and memorizes university history in hopes of educating someone about agriculture. “Last year I gave a tour to a group of fifth-graders from Chicago,” she…

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How to feed the world and preserve the environment

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 University News Story

Farmers bear much of the burden for growing the food to feed billions of people as the world’s population continually trends upward.

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Ag researchers make case: Big changes require access to big data

Monday, March 11th, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural researchers generate vast amounts of data. Little of it is shared with peers or accessible to the public. A diverse group of scientists led by Sylvie Brouder, a Purdue University professor of agronomy, is calling for change and proposing t…

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Faced with choice overload, farmers in India say, ‘I’ll have what he’s having’

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

Suicide rates among farmers in India remain high, accounting for more than 12,500 deaths in the country in 2015, according to a government report. Although many have blamed climate change for farmers’ distress, the issue is likely much more complex.

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New soil moisture and temperature data helps predict life-threatening Indian monsoon rains

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 University News Story

Thunderstorms embedded within Indian monsoon systems can deluge areas with dozens of inches of rain in little time, causing severe flooding and the loss of hundreds of lives each year. Better predictions of when, where and how much rain will fall is ke…

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Purdue bringing innovators to Indiana for 4th annual agBOT Challenge

Monday, February 18th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM event, and the agBot competition, an international showcase and competition of agtech unmanned machine innovations.

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The path to success goes through Agriculture Avenue

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Known as the homecoming of Indiana agriculture, nearly 1,500 attendees participated in the festivities of the 2019 Ag Fish Fry. The Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association recently hosted the annual gala at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. In a year commemorating Giant Leaps, many utilized the Agriculture Avenue to make strides…

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