Free webinar to discuss crop outlook in light of COVID-19 and USDA report releases

Monday, March 30th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will be hosting a free Spring 2020 Crop Outlook webinar from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on April 1.

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Individuals recognized for outstanding service at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 University News Story

Each year, the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo (IHC) offers attendees expertise, networking opportunities and resources on all topics surrounding horticulture. Eight individuals were honored for their past contributions and long-standing comm…

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All wine enthusiasts invited to join Purdue Wine Grape Team on tour of Walla Walla, Washington

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 University News Story

Participants of Tour de Walla Walla, April 19-24, will witness wine production from vine to bottle as they visit vineyards and wineries in southeast Washington.

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Annual horticulture conference grows alongside the landscape of horticulture

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 University News Story

The 2020 Indiana Hort Conference and Expo (IHC) recently offered attendees expert advice, networking opportunities, resources and a glimpse into the future of horticulture. More than 500 attendees and 65 exhibitors attended the conference in Indianapol…

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Purdue to host seed industry management academy

Friday, February 14th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) to host the 2020 ASTA Management Academy March 2-6 in West Lafayette.

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Sign up now for Beginning Farmer Workshop hosted by Purdue Extension

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Beginning Farmer Workshop seeks to address the realities and challenges of starting a farm. The multiple-session workshop will guide participants in defining goals for their farm business, create a practical plan to reach those goals…

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Workshop to give the scoop on proper manure management

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 University News Story

The Manure Management Workshop will teach livestock producers and farmers how to get the most out of manures as fertilizers, as well as to understand state laws and regulations on manure. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST Feb. 27 …

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Indiana Forage Council to hold annual meeting

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 University News Story

The Indiana Forage Council will hold its Annual Meeting and Seminar at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center. The center is located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Three speakers are scheduled to prese…

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Gear up for 2020 at the Indiana Small Farm Conference

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 University News Story

As you combat the cold, Indiana Small Farm Conference organizers want you to remember to “Think spring.”

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Farm bill, crop marketing and farm finance workshops scheduled for February and March

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University has scheduled several February and March workshops related to crop marketing, farm finance, and the upcoming farm bill decisions for producers throughout Indiana.

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Sheep checkoff funds 2020 projects and seeks nominees for Board

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program (Indiana S and W) is funding new projects to promote the state’s lamb and wool industry, and is preparing to hold elections for three district seats in 2020.

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Hunger Banquet demonstrates the realities of campus food insecurity

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

By Emma Ea Ambrose  “I thought this was going to be a fairly innocuous lunch but I’m starting to worry,” entomology professor Tim Gibb said. “I suspect this isn’t just going to be lunch and a lecture.” Gibb was one of several dozen attendees at the Hunger Banquet on Jan. 22, an event co-hosted by…

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Sheep checkoff to hold 2nd annual shearing school at Purdue

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 University News Story

The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program will be sponsoring a shearing school, hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) on March 7, at Purdue University’s Sheep Unit.

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Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference to explore farm life issues

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 University News Story

Attendees at Purdue Extension’s 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference will explore a variety of personal, family and farm issues that affect their lives and businesses. The conference returns to Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center on Feb. 19…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week offers opportunities to focus on economic justice

Friday, January 17th, 2020

By Chad Campbell “We did a community health assessment recently and it’s surprising. It’s scary,” said Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Public Health Department and Indiana University Bicentennial Professor. “Poverty and food insecurity is our second-largest issue.” Caine also noted that one-in-five Lafayette children live in poverty, higher than the state average….

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Hemp production featured at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 University News Story

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis.

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Purdue Extension sets family farm succession planning workshops

Monday, January 13th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will offer the workshop “Farming Together: Enhancing your worth as a farm business partner” this winter. The two-night program will guide family farm operators on planning the transition of their business t…

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Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry to celebrate future of agriculture

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 University News Story

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…

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Purdue Extension Organic Grain Farmer Meeting to return to West Lafayette on Feb. 19-20

Monday, January 6th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s 2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting returns to the Beck Agricultural Center on Feb. 19-20. Registration is now open for the state’s only conference on organic grain farming.

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