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Women in Agriculture award winners share a commitment to conservation

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 University News Story

A pioneering state conservation officer and a leading advocate for sustainable farming have been named winners of the 2017 Women in Agriculture awards presented by Purdue Extension.

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Davis Purdue Ag Center celebrates a century of service

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 University News Story

When the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC) was established a hundred years ago, tractors with internal combustion engines were a very new technology – the way driverless cars are today. Most plowing and harvesting was done with implements pulled …

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Helping the hellbender: Mesker Park Zoo begins captive breeding efforts

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 University News Story

When people think of endangered species, the giant panda or mountain gorilla often come to mind. But endangered species are everywhere, including Indiana. Purdue University extensively studies and partakes in the captive rearing of one of these species: the Eastern hellbender, North America’s largest salamander. Now, through collaborative efforts with institutions and zoos throughout Indiana, one zoo is undertaking captive breeding.

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Workshop helps grant writers prepare winning proposals

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue Extension is offering an introductory course on preparing grant proposals. The two-session workshops will be held in seven communities throughout the state this fall.

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U2U delivers tools, changes conversation on climate issues

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 University News Story

A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of looking at how to get climate information into the hands of those who need it, according t…

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Destructive pests: Check your trees for Asian long-horned beetles

Friday, August 11th, 2017 University News Story

August is peak emergence season for the invasive Asian long-horned beetle, a pest that poses a serious threat to shade trees. A Purdue University entomologist is urging people to perform their annual tree checkup for these destructive insects. In just …

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Rural America Farm & Garden Expo scheduled for September

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 University News Story

Spotlighting the region’s agribusiness, Purdue Extension-Jay County and the Jay County Chamber of Commerce will present the second Annual Rural America Farm & Garden Expo, Sept. 8-9, at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland.

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Why farmers markets and food safety are here to stay

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 University News Story

Fresh produce growers and consumers have been hearing mixed messages about farm markets shutting down because of regulations established through the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Produce Safety Rule.

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Ag Barometer indicates farmer sentiment is at highest level since January

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 University News Story

Farmers’ sentiment about the agricultural economy climbed to 139 in July – the highest level recorded in 2017 since January, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.

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Beginning Farmer Veterans to tour Crowl Cattle

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 University News Story

Military veterans, active service members and their families are invited to join the Indiana Beginning Farmer program for a workshop and tour of the Crowl Cattle beef farm in Lafayette on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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