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Purdue field day provides info on small-farm crops

Monday, August 19th, 2019 University News Story

According to attendees and organizers alike, this year’s Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day, which consisted of lectures and on-farm demonstrations, provided excellent guidance for small-scale growers.

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How Purdue Extension is helping Hoosiers respond to emergencies

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Purdue Extension has a long history of serving rural communities across Indiana and Extension’s newest initiative exemplifies this tradition. On Aug. 12, Extension will launch the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural Hoosier communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on…

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Purdue Extension launches new emergency preparedness resource for rural communities

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension has launched the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREP), a statewide program devoted to preparing rural communities for emergencies and disaster relief. The initiative will focus on several different facets of disaster r…

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Crop report panel says, ‘We’re in uncharted territory’ in terms of yield and revenue projections for Indiana’s cash crops

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

‘This was not a normal year,’ said Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, regarding the 2019 USDA crop report. ‘Nothing like 2019 has happened in our his…

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2019 Hovde Award nominees sought

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2019 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, which is given annually to a member of Purdue University’s faculty or staff who has displayed outstanding educational service to rural Indiana.

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Purdue panel responds to USDA’s August crop report and current agricultural economic climate

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 University News Story

Rain delayed planting followed by extreme heat and, of course, the ongoing issues surrounding Chinese tariffs will all be discussed at this year’s response to the USDA August Crop Report, held at the Indiana State Fair.

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Purdue Extension to host Crops Field Day on Sept. 5

Monday, August 5th, 2019 University News Story

Farmers have spent much of 2019 dealing with the challenges that come with an unprecedented wet spring, navigating fluctuating markets, learning about new production alternatives, and adapting to new technologies. These and other issues will be address…

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Purdue Extension exhibitions at Indiana State Fair feature info on microorganisms, community development

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension continues the tradition of sharing educational interactive exhibitions for all ages at the Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18.

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Six things you probably don’t know about kissing bugs

Monday, July 29th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  The Center for Disease Control recently issued a memo regarding the presence of the Triatoma sanguisuga insect in 12 states, including Indiana. Triatoma sanguisuga is better known by its common name, the kissing bug. Kissing bugs, which are common in Central and South America, can carry Chagas, a parasitic disease. The…

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Purdue Extension provides resources for potential hemp producers

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center (DTC) and the Midwest Hemp Council co-hosted a sold-out hemp field day recently. A total of 200 attendees participated in the sessions ranging in topics from hemp licensing, agronomic practices and di…

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