Alumni

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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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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World Food Prize Laureate, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, with UN Secretary General

Purdue alumnus wins world’s foremost prize for food and agriculture

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Purdue University alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa. Adesina joins Purdue faculty members Gebisa Ejeta (2009) and Philip Nelson (2007) as the third World Food Prize Laureate…

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Group of Summer Practicum students.

Coming Full Circle with the Natural Resources Summer Practicum

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Cortney Mycroft has a long history with the Forestry and Natural Resources department. The Northwest Indiana native attended the Forestry and Natural Resources Summer Practicum as a student in 2001. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry in 2003, followed by her Master’s in 2005, both  in Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources. Soon after graduating,…

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