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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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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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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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