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Individuals recognized for outstanding service at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 University News Story

Each year, the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo (IHC) offers attendees expertise, networking opportunities and resources on all topics surrounding horticulture. Eight individuals were honored for their past contributions and long-standing comm…

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A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 University News Story

COVID-19’s arrival in Indiana has created unprecedented disruption to local production cycles that bring food, fiber, flowers and more to our restaurants, farmers markets and communities.

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Don’t fear eating your fruits and veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Friday, March 13th, 2020 University News Story

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the face of the current nationwide COVID-19 outbreak,…

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 University News Story

The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online. Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March…

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All wine enthusiasts invited to join Purdue Wine Grape Team on tour of Walla Walla, Washington

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 University News Story

Participants of Tour de Walla Walla, April 19-24, will witness wine production from vine to bottle as they visit vineyards and wineries in southeast Washington.

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Purdue Extension and agricultural economics professor emeritus dies

Monday, February 17th, 2020 University News Story

D. Howard Doster, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Purdue University, died on Feb. 13. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their four children: David Doster, Dan Doster, Susan Doster, and Anne Glaze-Doster, as well as their eight gr…

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Sign up now for Beginning Farmer Workshop hosted by Purdue Extension

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Beginning Farmer Workshop seeks to address the realities and challenges of starting a farm. The multiple-session workshop will guide participants in defining goals for their farm business, create a practical plan to reach those goals…

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Workshop to give the scoop on proper manure management

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 University News Story

The Manure Management Workshop will teach livestock producers and farmers how to get the most out of manures as fertilizers, as well as to understand state laws and regulations on manure. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST Feb. 27 …

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Purdue Extension resources for Hoosier fruit, vegetable growers

Friday, January 31st, 2020 University News Story

Three updated resources from Purdue Extension will help Indiana fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and research.

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Gear up for 2020 at the Indiana Small Farm Conference

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 University News Story

As you combat the cold, Indiana Small Farm Conference organizers want you to remember to “Think spring.”

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Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference to explore farm life issues

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 University News Story

Attendees at Purdue Extension’s 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference will explore a variety of personal, family and farm issues that affect their lives and businesses. The conference returns to Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center on Feb. 19…

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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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