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Purdue study clarifies, quantifies Indiana’s ‘digital divide’

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

As Indiana legislators weigh options for increasing high-speed internet access in the state, a new report by the Purdue Center for Regional Development shows the economic benefits of expanded broadband service could outweigh the development costs and g…

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Purdue Extension honors outstanding service to the state of Indiana

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

John Baugh, Purdue’s director of Agricultural Services and Regulations, and two Purdue Extension professionals were honored for outstanding service to the state as part of Extension’s annual Professional Development Conference.

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Purdue Extension educators honored with annual awards

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

The Indiana Extension Educators Association presented its annual award to county educators during Purdue Extension’s Professional Development Conference last week.

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Strengthening Families program leads top awards from Purdue Extension

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

A program that helps Indiana families maintain positive and productive relationships has earned the Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists Association’s top award.

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Competition gives high school students insights into challenges facing agronomists

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 University News Story

When farmers try to calculate the outcome of another growing season, they must add a host of unknowns into the equation – from weather conditions to pest infestations. As dozens of high school students recently discovered, agronomists play a critical r…

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Farmer Veteran Coalition meeting Nov. 11 in North Salem

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 University News Story

Veterans, active military, and their families are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Indiana, Nov. 11 at Blue Yonder Organic Farm in North Salem.

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SW Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit set for Nov. 17

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension and Dubois Strong, a public-private partnership to promote economic growth in Dubois County, will host the 2017 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit on Nov. 17.

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Indiana Horticultural Congress set for Feb. 13-15

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Growers of fruits, vegetables, wine grapes or flowers can learn more about production practices, processing, marketing, agritourism, pest and disease control, farm management and food safety at the Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show, Feb. 13…

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Farmers can cut energy bills, gain federal incentives through audit

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 University News Story

Running a farm operation is a constant numbers game, with farmers constantly evaluating the costs of replacing equipment, fertilizer, feed and labor against market prices. Another significant cost comes in the form of monthly energy bills for electrici…

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2016 Indiana farm fatalities most since 1990

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The number of Hoosier farmers killed on the job soared last year to its highest total since 1990, with tractor-related incidents again accounting for the largest number of deaths. The annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary, released last week by the Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program, reports 44 work-related on-farm deaths in the state…

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