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PICS: How a technology scaled up to reach millions

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Why do we turn on our radios? For music, entertainment and maybe for news, if we’re feeling virtuous. Hardly anyone in the United States would say they turn on their radios for the advertisements. But if you’re a farmer in Eastern or Western Africa, a radio advertisement could be the difference between your family eating…

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Workshops to help explore sustainable ag funding opportunities

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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A bunch of grapes at the Meigs Farms

How the Purdue Wine Grape team is introducing new grape varieties and fighting damaging pathogens

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 University News Story

By Emma Ea Ambrose Ventura. Crimson Pearl. Verona. These are just some of the new grape varieties the Purdue Wine Grape Team cultivates at the Throckmorton/Meigs Purdue Agricultural Center. They grow roughly 70 varieties, which horticulture professor Bruce Bordelon says just scratches the surface of all the different grapes. The Wine Grape Team grows grape…

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Purdue Extension to offer produce safety trainings

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Extension is offering produce food safety training sessions at locations throughout Indiana to aid farms and growers in learning the basics of food safety and assist in establishing safety programs for their operations.

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Women in Agriculture award recipients honored at State Fair

Monday, August 20th, 2018 University News Story

Two Indiana women recognized for their commitment and contributions to the agriculture industry were honored during the Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch’s Celebration of Agriculture, held Aug. 16 at the Indiana State Fair. The recipients were selected by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team. The team coordinates such programs as the Midwest Women in Agriculture conference and regional educational workshops in addition to the Women in Agriculture Achievement and Leadership Awards.

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Pinney Purdue Field Day will offer education on topics from weed management to soil sampling

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These events provide informat…

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Purdue's Panel of Experts at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.

Purdue Experts Analyze Agricultural Market in Light of Tariffs and Record Yields

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 University News Story

By Chad Campbell In the hours following the release of the USDA’s highly anticipated August Crop Production Report on Aug. 10, six Purdue experts assembled to analyze the statistics. Their major conclusion: several consecutive years of high production levels have led to oversupply, low prices and tight crop margins. The timing of the USDA August…

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Purdue Experts Analyze August USDA Crop Report

Monday, August 13th, 2018 University News Story

A panel of Purdue University experts and the the Indiana state statistician from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Information (NASS) convened Friday (Aug. 10) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds by Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture, to discuss the results of the USDA’s August Crop Report for Indiana and to provide insights into the meaning behind the numbers.

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Central Indiana Field Day set for Aug. 29

Friday, August 10th, 2018 University News Story

The 2018 Central Indiana Field Day will bring together experts to share information with attendees on a wide range of topics that impact the agricultural industry such as unmanned aerial vehicles, weed research, cover crops and entomology, and state tr…

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Purdue Extension provides opioid response support

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 University News Story

Providing community-based prevention education to address the opioid crisis that affects communities throughout Indiana is one of Purdue Extension’s top priorities.

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