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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free monthly corn and soybean outlook webinar series

May 5, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free, monthly corn and soybean outlook webinar series for the remainder of 2021. Each webinar will follow the release of that month’s updated U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Produc…

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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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Indiana 4-H Youth Development announces statewide summer event

April 29, 2021

Indiana 4-H Youth Development invites youth in grades 7-12 to participate in the 2021 Indiana 4-H Road Show, an 18-day event series of fun and learning for all.

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Poultry Health Management School to go virtual

April 27, 2021

Registration for the virtual Poultry Health Management School (PHMS) is open for the May 24-25 course. PHMS teaches modern practices in poultry production and how they can be applied on the farm.

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Indiana Make It With Wool Competition set for Aug. 1

April 26, 2021

Following a year of holding the contest virtually, the Indiana Make It With Wool Competition will return at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 1.

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Egg quality and food safety academy for farmers, agribusinesses

April 26, 2021

Purdue Extension’s virtual Shell Egg Academy (SEA) will convene June 21-25 via Zoom. The interactive class sessions will cover egg quality and food safety for farmers and egg companies producing and processing table eggs.

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Center for Animal Welfare Science’s virtual symposium to discuss lessons learned from COVID-19

April 26, 2021

The 2021 CAWS Virtual Symposium, set for May 19-20, will focus on understanding how the pandemic has influenced perceptions about the human-animal bond. “One Welfare: What has COVID-19 taught us about balancing human and animal interests?” will also ex…

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College recognizes top students during Spring Awards Banquet

April 23, 2021

On April 22, the College of Agriculture honored some of the year’s most outstanding students, faculty and staff during the annual Spring Awards Banquet. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs.

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Purdue Extension: Caring for our communities

April 22, 2021

Milk, meat, fresh cheese, vegetables, fruit and more packaged into a single box are helping Indiana families survive job loss, higher food prices and other pandemic-related events affecting food availability.

As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) collaborated with distributors to package and transport fresh produce, dairy and meat products to food banks, community and faith-based organizations.

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Agricultural economists share Washington, D.C. lessons

April 20, 2021

Knowing policy is good; understanding procedure is even better. Aim high, but a low batting average is likely. And expect the unexpected – early and often.

Those were among the insights provided by four agricultural economists, fresh from high-level tours in Washington, D.C., who spoke to a virtual audience for the James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 16. The Department of Agricultural Economics’ signature annual event began in 1975 to honor Snyder, a professor and researcher. Department Head Jayson Lusk moderated the discussion.

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Direct marketing programs for diverse farm operations

April 15, 2021

Owners and operators of diverse farm operations are invited to join Purdue Extension specialists and educators and Indiana agribusinesses for a free virtual series, Direct Farm Marketing.

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Annual Purdue colleges’ food drive begins

April 9, 2021

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with nine other major academic units to collect non-perishable items, cash and online donations for its annual Food Finders Food Bank, INC food drive.

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Purdue Ag Week to kick off Monday

April 8, 2021

During the week of April 12-16, Purdue University will celebrate its 10th Ag Week virtually and on campus. Ag Week is a weeklong event where students highlight the giant leaps within the agriculture industry and Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Student…

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Students see growth potential in competition-winning biostimulant

April 8, 2021

In a contest created to develop novel applications for soybeans, it’s hard to beat a 98% soybean crop stimulant that improves soybean growth.

In the 27th annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition, Cai Chen, Nate Nauman and Emmanuel Alagbe topped six other teams to claim the $20,000 prize. The competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, encourages Purdue student teams to create new products or materials from soybeans.

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free April corn and soybean outlook webinar

April 7, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free corn and soybean outlook webinar at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday (April 12). Registration is available.

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Purdue’s Spring Fest offers virtual at-home activities

April 6, 2021

Purdue’s College of Agriculture welcomes people of all ages to experience Purdue Spring Fest from their home and backyards. Normally held in-person on Purdue University’s campus, the annual event will begin Monday, April 12, with online events and acti…

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Latino Cultural Center announces two virtual events for April

April 2, 2021

Purdue University’s Latino Cultural Center has announced two upcoming virtual events. All events are free. Registration is required for all events and can be done via the LCC website:

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Start a community-based garden with Purdue Extension

March 29, 2021

Garden enthusiasts, local officials and community volunteers are invited to attend Purdue Extension’s Grass to Garden signature program this spring. Realizing that every garden project is unique, the Grass to Garden program guides participants through …

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Indiana Small Farm Conference prepares next generation of farmers

March 11, 2021

For eight years, the Indiana Small Farm Conference (Indiana SFC) has brought together farmers, educators and researchers to share knowledge and build a supportive community for those passionate about small-scale farming. While online this year, the conference convened on March 4-6 with the same goal as well as an increased focus on youth.

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Purdue Extension sets fruit management series for growers

March 4, 2021

Fruit growers are encouraged to attend the Purdue Extension Fruit Management Webinar series sponsored by the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo. The series will be held virtually 1-3 p.m. ET Tuesday (March 9), and March 16 and 23.

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