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Rural America Farm & Garden Expo scheduled for September

August 10, 2017

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

August 2, 2017

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

August 1, 2017

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

August 1, 2017

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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Purdue Extension hosts hydroponics workshop

July 27, 2017

Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, at Purdue’s Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, 170 S. University St., Room 116, West Lafayette.

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Purdue Pesticide Programs reorganization will focus on enhanced outreach

July 25, 2017

A reorganization of the Purdue Pesticide Programs (PPP) will enhance outreach to producers, applicators, agribusiness professionals and the general public with a renewed emphasis on educational programming, according to program administrator Fred Whitf…

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Purdue Extension state fair exhibits focus on choices for healthier bodies, stronger communities

July 21, 2017

Last year’s Indiana State Fair celebrated the state’s rich agricultural tradition. This year, Purdue Extension looks to the future with a series of exhibits focused on helping people make easy, everyday choices to develop healthier bodies and stronger communities.

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Agronomy Field Day focuses on farm financial fitness

July 21, 2017

Farmers trying to balance weak crop prices and rising input costs can learn more about farm financial fitness at a field day sponsored by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Department of Agronomy, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing C…

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Indiana Food Summit set for Sept. 25-26

July 20, 2017

Purdue Extension, in cooperation with a number of partner organizations, will host the second annual Indiana Food Summit, Sept. 25-26 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Purdue Extension hosts 2017 SEPAC Field Day

July 20, 2017

Purdue Extension will host the 2017 Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) Field Day on Aug. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sign up now for Beginning Farmer tours in late summer, fall

July 12, 2017

Registration is now open for the final six farm tours offered this year by Purdue Extension’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program.

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Dr. Allan Gray teaching a Center for Food and Ag Business course.

Thirty years of industry development

May 8, 2017

More than three decades ago, Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business was created to serve the agricultural industry in new and different ways…

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Maria Marshall works with families

Improving Small Family Business Success

May 2, 2017

Family businesses often function without a net. They work by default, as processes and procedures handed down through generations are implemented without consideration of their…

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4-H STUDENTS IN LAB - Several 4-H students came to Purdue to tour the labs.

A (YouTube) Star is Born

March 16, 2017

Kara Stewart didn’t attend Purdue as an undergraduate student with the intent to pursue agriculture. After she graduated in 2001, her plan was to become…

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