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Friday, March 15th, 2019 University News Story

How Purdue Extension is shoring up mental health care in Indiana

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AgrAbility helps veterans launch and maintain careers in agriculture

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Mike Mosier, a Marine Corps veteran, completed three tours of service, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, before retiring from military service in 2005. He never anticipated his fourth mission or that it would involve a herd of ill-tempered goats. “My relationship with goats is really love-hate,” Mosier said. Mosier…

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Private woodland owners can learn wildlife stewardship skills at short course

Monday, March 4th, 2019 University News Story

A June workshop will provide Indiana’s private woodland owners with the information and skills needed to implement management practices to benefit the wide range of wildlife species that call those forests home.

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Proper pesticide to highlight forest owner workshop

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

There are safe and effective ways to use herbicides to manage forests and fend off invasive species. That’s the message Fred Whitford, director of Purdue Pesticide Programs, wants to communicate to forest owners at the upcoming Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop.

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Program to help farm managers become ‘Employer of Choice’

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 University News Story

In addition to all the daily responsibilities of keeping an agricultural operation running, farm managers and owners also have to become human resource specialists in their quest to find and retain the best employees.

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Indiana Forage Council to hold seminar, meeting

Friday, February 8th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Forage Council (IFC) will host two speakers as part of its annual meeting, and invites members and non-members alike to attend the event held Feb. 28 in Marshall, Indiana.

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Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 University News Story

Two nationally recognized speakers who are active proponents for telling the story of agriculture will keynote the 2019 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 20-21 at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.

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Improve a farm’s profitability with free workshop from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Crop Marketing and Farm Finance Workshop, featuring faculty experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place in eight locations across the state Feb. 7-March 8.

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Groundhogs can’t predict the weather but they do poop underground

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose Groundhogs are good at many things, said Brian MacGowan, Purdue University Extension wildlife specialist and Forestry and Natural Resources Extension coordinator, but predicting the weather definitely isn’t one of them. The lore surrounding Groundhog Day originated in Germany where people used the reactions of badgers and hedgehogs to gauge weather patterns….

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Purdue agronomy professor Kladivko receives honor for work in no-till agriculture

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 University News Story

Eileen Kladivko, a Purdue University agronomy professor, has been honored for her contributions to the growth and advancement of no-till agricultural practices.

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