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Entrepreneurs find learning opportunities amid COVID-19 pandemic

July 14, 2020

As March 14 drew near, Purdue alumni Woody and Kayla Nichols grew increasingly concerned about the upcoming open house at their store, Prairie View Ag Supply. More than 400 guests were expected at the annual event, but COVID-19 and uncertainty were beginning to spreading.

Carter with volunteers at Fish Fry

Purdue Ag Alumni Association volunteer earns national award

June 19, 2020

“Ben Carter is an outstanding servant leader for the Purdue Ag Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “He is always there to lend a helping hand, whether it is at alumni events, the state fair, or helping to advocate for agriculture. He can be counted on to deliver in all circumstances and does it with a smile.”

Pork Research guide in gloved hands

Teacher of Purdue’s first meat science course reflects on lifetime of research

May 27, 2020

After 75 years, Max Judge still recalls a simple question that set the course for decades of progress in meat science.

Growing up on a farm in Henry County, Judge showed pigs through 4-H. “In 1945, I had the opportunity to host the county pig tour,” Judge recalled. “Lo and behold, leading the tour was Hobe Jones.” Jones taught animal sciences at Purdue for 38 years. “I was excited to tell Hobe that my brother had worked with pigs at Purdue under Cliff Breeden. My brother had told me that Cliff kept his pigs from getting too fat by feeding them by hand instead of on a feeder.”


Purdue plant science startup sees growing interest during COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020

A Purdue University-affiliated startup that designs, distributes, and supports direct-to-consumer, in-home greenhouses is seeing increased interest for its innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Left to right) Cameron Mann, Justin Couetil and Stephen Schwartz

Award winners credit college’s contributions

April 15, 2020

Since 2003, 14 of the 36 G.A. Ross and Flora Roberts Award winners have been from the College of Agriculture. Justin Couetil, a biochemistry student, won the G.A. Ross Award in 2019. Cameron Mann won the Flora Roberts Award in 2017, representing agricultural communication and agribusiness.


Purdue plant imaging facility named for Ag Alumni Seed

April 8, 2020

On April 2 the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming of the Ag Alumni Seed Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility to recognize Ag Alumni Seed’s partnership with the College of Agriculture in expanding the breadth of plant research.


Six receive Certificate of Distinction from Purdue ag alumni association

February 4, 2020

Six graduates of the Purdue University College of Agriculture were recognized as recipients of the Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction – during the annual Ag Alumni Fish Fry on Feb. 1 at the Indiana State Fa…


Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry to celebrate future of agriculture

January 7, 2020

The Purdue University Ag Alumni Fish Fry will take place on Feb. 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The event offers alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture an opportunity to network with each other and visit exhibits highligh…

Various images from the years top stories

Purdue Agriculture’s 19 Most Read Stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
Backroad Baker Cookies

Making memories while making dough

December 19, 2019

By Chad Campbell Three generations of the Luse family gather every December, surrounded by holiday music and the lights from their Christmas tree. They share…

Mosier in front of the new ABE building

Top ABE department appoints new leader for new century

December 10, 2019

By Chad Campbell In 1998, Nathan Mosier thought he was looking for the best graduate school when he chose Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological…


Purdue Alumna and Olympic Gold Medalist returns to campus

October 23, 2019

Amanda Elmore, a Purdue University graduate and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in women’s rowing, returned to campus for homecoming festivities and made a presentation to an agricultural economics program.


Lafayette-area corn maze themed for Purdue’s ‘Giant Leaps’ wins USA Today contest

September 6, 2019

A corn maze near Lafayette that is designed to commemorate Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps” has won USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for best corn maze.


Autonomous robots enter fields to collect precise soil samples, help farmers improve yields, reduce environmental impact, save money

August 28, 2019

Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields.

Pilot Tyler Rice flies well below the treeline, preparing to drop a load of soybeans on Kyle Blaydes’ wheat field in Montgomery County.

It’s raining beans in Montgomery County

June 20, 2019

Photos and Story by Tom Campbell   It  was raining this week in Montgomery County. No surprise there, in this, the soggiest season in memory.…


Purdue Ag Alumni Association honors career contributors

February 8, 2019

Seven noted graduates and contributors associated with the Purdue University College of Agriculture have received the Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction.


The deans reunite at 2019 Purdue Ag Fish Fry

February 4, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose The annual Purdue Agriculture Fish Fry, which took place on February 2 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, featured a panel discussion…

Robin pitch in front of investors on Shark Tank

Boilermaker deploys skills to grow robotic lawn care

February 1, 2019

By Chad Campbell Bart Lomont grew up on a grain farm in Allen County, Indiana, learning life-changing lessons. “Where else could you ever have the…


How to design your own holiday centerpiece

December 19, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  During the holidays expenses tend to mount and bank accounts dwindle. While the internet abounds with thrifty tips for holiday decorating,…


Purdue Swiss cheese proceeds go to a “grate” cause

December 4, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  At 18 years old, Mark Gee decided he wanted to graduate from Purdue with majors in biochemistry, biological engineering and agronomy.…


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