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2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference will return in-person at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana

December 1, 2021

Registration is open for the 2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference – Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community – at

Krispn Given lab

Behind the Research: Krispn Given

November 9, 2021

When Krispn Given mentions he’s a honey bee researcher, the first question people ask him is whether he gets stung a lot. He doesn’t.

The bees are defensive sometimes but not aggressive, says Given, who is key to the entomology department’s beekeeping and pollinator protection programs. He is widely recognized for his innovative work in honey bee instrumental insemination and honey bee breeding.


New edition of cover crop field guide released

November 4, 2021

Cover crops are used to slow erosion, improve soil health and capture nutrients. However, from planting to termination, growers face many production decisions.


How farmers design corn mazes

October 29, 2021

“You don’t want a corn maze to be too simple, but you also don’t want it to take too long and have people in there panicking,” Dan Quinn, assistant professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist, said. “There’s a lot of thought that goes into making one.”


Tight agriculture chemical supply, high prices could impact 2022 growing season

October 20, 2021

Supply chain disruptions and material shortages are fueling speculation about a herbicide shortage for the 2022 agriculture growing season. Bill Johnson, Purdue professor of weed science and Purdue Extension weed specialist, is encouraging producers to…


Juntos 4-H brings together community and resources for new audiences served by Purdue Extension

October 15, 2021

In Indiana, Latinx and other multiracial and multicultural students are three times more likely to attend a school with a D or F grade than a white student. Over 35 percent of Hoosier Latinx students did not complete high school and the graduation rate for Latinx students is nine percent lower than that of their non-Latinx peers.


Purdue Extension’s Elysia Rodgers Honored on International Day of Rural Women

October 11, 2021

The United Nations will celebrate International Day of Rural Women on October 15, 2021. We will be celebrating all rural women on this day, but one Purdue woman has been chosen by the Network of Rural Women Producers in Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT) to be honored. DeKalb County Director and Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator Elysia Rodgers will be honored at the NRWPTT International Rural Women’s Day celebration event. Rodgers was selected because of her contributions as a goat farmer, mentor and F2F volunteer.


HLA professor earns distinguished fellowship

September 22, 2021

Aaron Patton, professor and associate head of horticulture and landscape architecture (HLA), recently received a fellowship by the American Society of Agronomy. Fellow is the highest honor conferred by the ASA and recognizes Patton’s contributions in a…


Indiana farm fatality summary stresses importance of farm safety

September 22, 2021

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.


Indiana corn’s tar spot epidemic could result in significant yield loss

September 21, 2021

The tar spot disease in field corn is causing concern this season across the Midwest, including Indiana. Purdue Extension’s field crop pathologist, Darcy Telenko, expects this year’s outbreak to result in significant yield loss.


AgrAbility helps people with disabilities find success in agriculture

September 15, 2021

The National AgrAbility Project (NAP), modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities.


Large-scale watermelon study bears fruit

September 10, 2021

“A major reason this project worked is because so many farmers around the state are comfortable working with Purdue Agriculture,” Ian Kaplan, professor of entomology, said. “We owe that trust to the networks and relationships Extension fosters among farmers in Indiana.”


Purdue workshop offered for veterans in agriculture

August 30, 2021

Indiana AgrAbility, hosted at Purdue University, Purdue Extension and the Farmer Veteran Coalition-Indiana chapter, are hosting a Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, in Wanatah, Ind…


The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

August 12, 2021

Indiana agriculture advocates honored for leadership, passion

August 11, 2021

Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture recognized three Indiana agriculture leaders on Aug. 5 at the Indiana State Fair.


Purdue panel to respond to August USDA Crop Report

August 2, 2021

The impact on Indiana crops from July’s heavy rainfall, emerging crop diseases and the current agriculture economic climate will all be discussed at this year’s response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Report, held at the Indiana St…


Purdue Extension to unveil interactive technology at Indiana State Fair

July 29, 2021

Put your imagination and creativity to the test with advanced coding robots, 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality goggles and more at the Indiana State Fair, set for July 30-Aug. 22.


Learning circle for community coaches scheduled

July 27, 2021

Purdue Extension Community Development is hosting a Community Coaching Learning Circle, a professional development opportunity for those interested in developing their community coaching skills.


Indiana Land Use Summit to highlight innovations in land use planning

July 21, 2021

Hoosiers passionate about land use planning for agriculture and natural resources can now register for the Indiana Land Use Summit workshop hosted by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council.


Fast Start: A way for rural student to say ‘thank you’ to parents

July 19, 2021

Incoming Boilermaker William “Steven” Herrell will begin his marketing studies in the Krannert School of Management this fall. Thanks to Purdue University’s innovative Fast Start program, Herrell will have a head start on his classmates.


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