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Ian Kaplan looking closely at plants in a field

College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award and the TEAM award will be granted respectively to Ian Kaplan, professor of entomology; Haley Oliver, associate professor…

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Purdue startup assists Cameroon with developing hydroponic farming methods, entrepreneurship

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 University News Story

Cameroon, a West African country in the Congo region, has long relied on foreign aid to feed its citizens due to the extreme desert climate in some areas and a continued influx in refugees and orphaned children from neighboring nations.

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Ag Class of 2019: Justin Couetil

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is the shared milestone in that process. We’re celebrating the collective achievements of the Class of 2019 by telling the unique stories of some of its outstanding members. Today, meet Justin…

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Samantha Morris stands in front of the Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences

Ag Class of 2019: Samantha Morris

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is the shared milestone in that process. We’re celebrating the collective achievements of the Class of 2019 by telling the unique stories of some of its outstanding members. Today, meet Samantha…

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Kasha in front of the NRES building

Ag Class of 2019: Kasha Halbleib

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is the shared milestone in that process. We’re celebrating the collective achievements of the Class of 2019 by telling the unique stories of some of its outstanding members. Today, meet Kasha…

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Ag Class of 2019: Abby Gress

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is the shared milestone in that process. We’re celebrating the collective achievements of the Class of 2019 by telling the unique stories of some of its outstanding members. Today, meet Abby…

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Horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  “A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” Lori Hoagland, associate professor of Horticulture said. “For that reason, understanding soil biodiversity there has major implications for developing new disease resistant tomato varieties.” This research is the basis for the Fulbright Scholar Award Hoagland recently received…

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Persistence pays off as agricultural economics Ph.D. student delves into issues of food insecurity in Niger

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Emma Ea Ambrose  Kayenat Kabir, a Ph.D. student in Purdue University’s Agricultural Economics Department, is the first to admit that she did not follow a traditional path in the department while pursuing her doctorate degree. In 2015,  Kabir gave up her job in the UN World Food Programme to start her Ph.D. at Purdue. She…

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Thompson Scholarship part of a broader legacy

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

When Bob Thompson began his tenure as dean of agriculture at Purdue in 1987, one agriculture student in four years had studied abroad. When he left in 1993, 10 percent of Agriculture’s students graduated having had a meaningful international experience. “That’s my proudest contribution as dean at Purdue and I think, probably my most lasting…

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A group of FFA students in jackets learning more about Purdue

What can you be when you grow up?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the National FFA Organization and the Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences, students across the nation will soon have a new answer to consider to the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The recently released “Careers with Animals” series provides…

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