Purdue Extension sets family farm succession planning workshops

Monday, January 13th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will offer the workshop “Farming Together: Enhancing your worth as a farm business partner” this winter. The two-night program will guide family farm operators on planning the transition of their business t…

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Purdue Extension Organic Grain Farmer Meeting to return to West Lafayette on Feb. 19-20

Monday, January 6th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s 2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting returns to the Beck Agricultural Center on Feb. 19-20. Registration is now open for the state’s only conference on organic grain farming.

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Purdue Extension honors outstanding service at Annual Professional Development Conference

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension specialists and educators from across Indiana gathered at the Purdue Memorial Union on Dec. 2-3 for the 2019 Professional Development Conference, an event that provides informative and collaborative opportunities, and a recognition cer…

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Free enrollment in Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program available to veterans

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 University News Story

Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program. The agricultural career training opportunity is designed for U.S. military veterans and current National Guard or Reserve members in Indiana and the surrou…

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McKee and Ballard receive Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 University News Story

Renee K. McKee, assistant director and 4-H youth development program leader with Purdue Extension, and Roy Ballard, retired Purdue Extension agriculture and natural resources educator in Hancock County, received the 2019 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Exc…

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Purdue Extension to host Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference

Monday, December 16th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 17-18) at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The conference is co-hosted by Purdue’s Field Crop Extension Team and the Indiana (CCA) Board. The two-day program of…

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A new generation is addicted to nicotine warns Purdue nursing faculty

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose “It was actually my daughter who first brought vaping to my attention,” Deborah Spoerner, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences, said. “She came back home for a visit from college and said it seemed like everyone was vaping.” This was several…

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Purdue crop seminar to focus on hemp production

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest, and marketing.

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Scalable ecology, farm-life balance, youth programming highlight 2020 Indiana Small Farm Conference

Monday, December 9th, 2019 University News Story

From strategies that can help strengthen Indiana farms to inspired ideas for agricultural audiences of various ages, the Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference connects producers across the state to expert information and to each other.

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A Corn Leaf with Tar Spot

New field crops pathologist hits the ground running

Friday, December 6th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “The hardest part for me,” said Darcy Telenko, “is being from a farm and knowing the impact. Knowing what it feels like when a farmer had a great crop, and a new disease emerges that impacts the final harvest and their bottom line. When talking about tar spot, I am honest with…

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Office of Indiana State Chemist announces 2020 dicamba restriction

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 University News Story

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC), the pesticide regulatory agency for Indiana, recently announced an additional label restriction for users of the herbicide dicamba.

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Purdue offers multi-day course for food safety professionals

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is hosting a three-day course for food safety professionals seeking to be certified as a preventive controls qualified individual and learn more about the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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New resources from Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant support environmental planning at the local level

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Solutions work best when devised and implemented by the communities they will impact. This is the foundational principle for Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s Sustainable Communities Extension planning efforts, which include Conservation through Community Leadership (CCL) and Tipping Point Planner. The programs aim to support communities to facilitate, implement and…

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Poor forage quality spurs concerns over malnutrition this winter

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 University News Story

A Purdue University Extension specialist is warning livestock owners that forage they harvested earlier this year likely has lower-than-usual nutritional quality. Without proper supplements, there could be serious consequences for their animals.

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Purdue hemp experts to speak at event

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University representatives will speak at the Hemp at the Crossroads Education and Trade Show in Indianapolis on Nov. 16-17. The Midwest Hemp Council is hosting the inaugural event for current and prospective hemp growers and others in the hemp i…

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Purdue receives first USDA grant to study organic hemp production

Monday, October 28th, 2019 University News Story

When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of hemp, the deluge of phone calls from potential growers to scientists and state administrators quickly made it clear how little information is available for those hoping to plant the crop.

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Indiana is one of the country’s top pumpkin growers. Also, another name for Jack o’ Lantern is Hinkypunk.

Friday, October 25th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Hinkypunks. Hobby lanterns. Fairy lights. Corpse candles. Fool’s fire. All of these whimsical names, which originated in Ireland, once referred to the other-worldly lights of evil spirits that would appear in the night above bogs and swamplands. Centuries before science would explain away these ethereal flares as the ignition of decomposing…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944….

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Women in Agriculture award recipients recognized for commitment to agriculture

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry during Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Celebration of Agriculture, held Aug. 15 at the Indiana State Fair. The recipients were selected by the Purdue …

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