Goat and sheep webinar to provide producers with valuable breeding information

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension and Kentucky Extension will present the 2019 Sheep and Goat Webinar on Feb. 13 to offer expert advice to help producers manage their breeding programs.

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Purdue Extension hosting Indiana’s only organic grain farmer conference

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Registration is open for Purdue Extension’s 2019 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting. This year’s event has expanded from its annual meeting to a two-day conference and is Indiana’s only conference on organic grain farming.

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Workshops teach how to secure family farms for generations

Friday, January 11th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.

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Upcoming programs provide educational opportunities for landscaping, green industry and ag professionals

Monday, January 7th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is involved in several upcoming events that will provide landscape, ag and green industry professionals the opportunity to network with peers and expand their knowledge base.

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State chemist: More to growing hemp than just a signature

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The new Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp as an agricultural crop may have some farmers eager to try the new crop. But Indiana’s state chemist suggests that farmers will need to wait a little longer to begin full-scale grow outs.

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10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Indiana Horticultural Congress to offer top crop of experts

Monday, December 17th, 2018 University News Story

The Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, held Feb. 12-14, will give fruit and vegetable producers and marketers from Indiana and surrounding states the opportunity to network while learning critical information about production, marketing, pe…

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Why it’s so hard to forecast a white Christmas

Friday, December 14th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  No matter how you might feel about cold weather, who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas? Every December, forecasts abound on the probability of a snow-filled holiday.  Austin Pearson, Purdue Extension director in Tipton County and climatology expert, said it’s almost impossible to predict Christmas snowfall more than three days in…

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Purdue works to flip switch on rural ‘Internet darkness’

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

For those with broadband Internet, it often seems as if we are inundated with streaming movies, social media and the occasional entertaining cat video. That pervasiveness makes the practical ways in which broadband improves daily life go largely unappreciated – unless you are among the thousands of Hoosiers who don’t have that access. With broadband…

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Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, was the first woman to present the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Lecture in early November in New Orleans. On December 10, she delivered her presentation once more at Purdue University. The memorial lecture is one of three sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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