Extension

New Purdue Extension program helps grain farmers transition to organic production

Friday, September 15th, 2017

With organic food sales climbing to a record $43 billion in 2016 — more than 8 percent over the previous year, switching from conventional to organic grain production is becoming increasingly compelling to more Hoosier farmers. Current razor thin margins for conventional grain production also provides another incentive for changing direction. In Indiana, there have…

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Program director awarded Indiana Social Worker of the Year

Friday, September 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University alumnus Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, program director and creator of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) at Purdue’s Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, has been awarded the Social Worker of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

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Beginning farmers invited to a farm viability workshop for Northwest Indiana

Friday, September 8th, 2017 University News Story

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

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Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop scheduled

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 University News Story

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

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Learn new skills at the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop

Friday, September 1st, 2017 University News Story

Those new to farming or thinking about the idea of starting and sustaining a compact farm are invited to attend the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Morgan Monroe State Forest Tra…

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Agronomy certificate program distinguishes agribusiness professionals

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Agronomy e-Learning Academy is awarding Crop Professional Certificates to its first group of agricultural professionals who completed all three courses as part of its curriculum: agronomy essentials, precision agriculture and nutrient management.

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Veteran’s beekeeping workshop set for Sept. 29-30

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program is sponsoring a two-day workshop for veterans who want to learn about beekeeping.

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Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop scheduled

Monday, August 28th, 2017 University News Story

If you are a new farmer or just considering the idea, you are invited to register for the Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop. The event is 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 28, at Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester.

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Boiler Bridge connects Purdue campus, Extension to communities statewide

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 University News Story

A statewide series of community events hosted by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture will help college-curious youth and parents learn more about multiple fields of study at Purdue while showcasing Purdue Extension programs.

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Wine industry professionals learn insights from the old wine masters on tour to Spain and Portugal

Monday, August 21st, 2017 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team is cultivating the industry by taking small business owners away from their vineyard operations to a place where they can turn off their iPhones and learn something new.

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