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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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New publication series to focus on pond and wildlife management

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 University News Story

There are more than 40,000 private ponds and lakes in Indiana, many of which are used for fishing and other recreations. Across the United States, people own more than 180 million acres specifically for the purpose of hunting and fishing. Landowners wi…

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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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Cooperative Extension, public outreach unite to increase funding for agricultural research and education

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 University News Story

Research and education drive the U.S. economy and its agricultural sector. The ability to turn discoveries and innovations into practical applications has been the hallmark of extension and public outreach in every state and U.S. territory.

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Hydroponic production technology to be featured at workshop

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 University News Story

Hydroponic agriculture is growing nationally at a rate of 3% to 4% per year. Current producers or those considering the use of hydroponics technology can get information on production and the latest technology at the fourth annual Greenhouse and Indoor…

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Hemp field day to help producers learn best practices

Monday, July 15th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center (DTC) and the Midwest Hemp Council are co-hosting a hemp field day on Friday (July 19) at Meigs Purdue Ag Center, 9101 S. 100 E., in Lafayette, Indiana. Marguerite Bolt, Purdue Extension’s first hemp …

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Hemp field day to help producers learn best practices

Monday, July 15th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center (DTC) and the Midwest Hemp Council are co-hosting a hemp field day on Friday (July 19) at Meigs Purdue Ag Center, 9101 S. 100 E., in Lafayette, Indiana. Marguerite Bolt, Purdue Extension’s first hemp …

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Purdue Extension co-chairing the 2019 North American Manure Expo

Monday, July 15th, 2019 University News Story

In cooperation with other universities and industry partners, Purdue Extension is co-chairing the North American Manure Expo on July 31-Aug. 1 in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The expo, held in Indiana for the first time, will include educational sessions, tours…

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Purdue Extension Offers Series in Organic Field Crop Production

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is hosting an organic agriculture program series focused on transitional strategy, crop rotation, nutrient management, weed management and markets targeted for organic, transitional and conventional farmers, agriculture professionals …

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Indiana Land Use Summit launches community planning resources

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and the Indiana Land Resources Council (ILRC) have announced the publication of a document series designed to assist local governments on current and emerging land use issues.

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