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Purdue centers to host micro-course focused on consumer-driven changes

February 24, 2022

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner with the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science to host the Consumer-Driven Changes in Ag Market Channels Micro-Course online on April 6.

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Microbiome Symposium to explore relationship between data science and the microbiome

February 22, 2022

Purdue University on May 9-11 will host the second annual Microbiome Symposium. The symposium will investigate the application of data science in the study of microbiomes and how experimental data and computational data can be leveraged to learn more a…

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Purdue grazing research to be shared at Indiana Forage Council annual meeting

February 16, 2022

Shelby Gruss, Purdue Agronomy postdoctoral researcher, will share results from a 2021 calf performance trial at the Indiana Forage Council’s annual meeting and seminar on Feb. 24. The trial compared conventional sorghum-sudangrass hybrid grazing with a…

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CDC recognizes partnership with U.S. Cooperative Extension system

February 16, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and the center’s deputy director for science have expressed gratitude to the nation’s Cooperative Extension System, including Purdue University …

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2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference switches to virtual amid COVID concerns

February 15, 2022

The 2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference – Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community – has made the decision to pivot to a virtual platform amid the state’s high numbers of COVID cases.

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Purdue Extension hosting workshop for next generation of farmland seekers

February 9, 2022

Purdue Extension’s Farmland for the Next Generation program is designed to help attendees achieve their land acquisition goals.

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Sheep checkoff to hold 4th annual shearing school at Purdue

February 7, 2022

The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program will sponsor a shearing school, hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) on March 5 at Purdue University’s Sheep Center.

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Midwest Women In Agriculture Conference to explore the value of estate planning

January 27, 2022

The 2022 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference kicks off Feb. 9 for two days of special guest speakers, networking opportunities and breakout sessions that address personal, farm and family issues affecting women, families and farm businesses.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week January 12-21, 2022

Environmental Justice focus of Ag’s and HHS’s MLK Week

January 11, 2022

The 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week, sponsored by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and College of Health and Human Sciences, kicks off on Jan. 17 with a focus on environmental justice, offering several panels and presentations on combating the divide injustice creates in local communities. All events will be held virtually and require registration.

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Ag Alumni Fish Fry postponed until spring due to COVID-19

January 11, 2022

The annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, originally set for Feb. 4, has been postponed until April 30 due to safety concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 Omicron variant surge in Indiana.

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Purdue to host ASTA Management Academy for seed industry professionals

December 20, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner again with the American Seed Trade Association to offer the ASTA Management Academy. The program will be Feb. 15-17 on the university’s campus.

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‘U.S. Farm Report’ to bring college roadshow back to Purdue

October 7, 2021

“U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Filming will take place on the lawn by the Agricul…

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Career fair prepares students to do a great job

October 4, 2021

In October 2019, over 150 companies occupied seven basketball courts in Purdue’s Córdova Recreational Sports Center to participate in one of the nation’s largest agricultural career fairs. The college was planning to expand its Fall Career Fair further in 2020, but then everything changed.

“The pandemic forced us to make a lot of last-minute adjustments and go completely virtual,” recalled Lela Mixon, assistant director for Career Services and scholarship coordinator. “Thankfully, we learned a lot from that experience.

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Purdue Extension to host annual Grain and Fiber Hemp Field Day

July 1, 2021

Purdue Extension and the Midwest Hemp Council will host the annual Grain and Fiber Hemp Field Day on Wednesday (July 7).

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Indiana Forage Council hosts inaugural Hoosier Hay Contest

June 21, 2021

The Indiana Forage Council (IFC), with assistance from Purdue Extension and SureTech Laboratories, is hosting a contest for Indiana producers who will harvest forage for hay or baleage within the state for the 2021 hay season.

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Virtual conference offered for veterans in agriculture

June 14, 2021

The National AgrAbility Project, led by Purdue University’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center, is presenting “Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture” this summer. The series will convene for five consecutive Tuesdays begin…

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Purdue educational opportunities for small farmers

June 14, 2021

The Purdue Student Farm and Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture invite farmers and produce growers to attend the Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar series this summer.

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free webinar on carbon sequestration

June 10, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar regarding the status of carbon markets and implications and possibilities for agricultural producers at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 24.

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Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Southwest Indiana farms

June 10, 2021

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to help ensure a successful transition of your operation to the next generation and more at the annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, July…

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Purdue colleges donate nearly $44,000 for local food bank

May 5, 2021

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture food drive recently raised $43,947.56 for Food Finders Food Bank Inc. According to metrics provided by Food Finders, this amount translates to 133,900 meals that will feed families in North Central Indiana. Th…

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