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Karen Mitchell

Purdue appoints new consumer horticulture extension specialist

July 9, 2021

Karen Mitchell’s passion for plants and the environment permeates into every part of her life, professionally and personally.
“I always had an interest in the ecosystem, how things interact and how food is made. As a child, I would refer to my hamburgers as cow burgers because I thought you should recognize that it’s not made of ham or from a pig,” said Mitchell.

In front of field

New farm manager hired to lead ACRE

July 6, 2021

Established in 1949 as Purdue’s campus-based field research station for agronomic crops and soils research, the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) is home to innovative researchers, passionate students and now the center’s third farm manager.

Rachel Stevens began overseeing the 1,600-acre farm at the beginning of April. She’s responsible for the planning and placement of crops, adoption of good management practices and the day-to-day support to ensure researchers and students have the right tools to be successful.


Purdue Extension to host annual Grain and Fiber Hemp Field Day

July 1, 2021

Purdue Extension and the Midwest Hemp Council will host the annual Grain and Fiber Hemp Field Day on Wednesday (July 7).


Get the most bang for your buck during this year’s July 4 cookout

July 1, 2021

Agriculture workshops set for military veterans

June 30, 2021

Indiana AgrAbility, hosted at Purdue University, will share agriculture opportunities and resources for military veterans at two Veteran Farmer Workshop and Indiana AgVets updates this summer. Veterans interested in or already involved with agriculture…


Student’s passion for agriculture turns to agritourism

June 23, 2021

“It all started with riding in the tractor with my grandpa. Ever since I knew I wanted to do something in agriculture,” said Brooklynn Lahrman, senior agribusiness management major in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.


Purdue Extension’s home food preservation course open for registration

June 23, 2021

Purdue Extension’s Mastering Home Food Preservation team is hosting a home food preservation virtual learning series, “Preserve It Now … Enjoy It Later!”


As Hoosier hemp industry grows so do challenges

June 21, 2021

Hemp is a versatile crop used to make a wide variety of products from textiles and rope to insulation and biofuels. Farmers across the country are increasingly growing the crop since the 2018 Farm Bill allowed for its legal cultivation, although production has dropped off since the initial spike in 2019.


Indiana Forage Council hosts inaugural Hoosier Hay Contest

June 21, 2021

The Indiana Forage Council (IFC), with assistance from Purdue Extension and SureTech Laboratories, is hosting a contest for Indiana producers who will harvest forage for hay or baleage within the state for the 2021 hay season.


Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Southwest Indiana farms

June 10, 2021

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to help ensure a successful transition of your operation to the next generation and more at the annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, July…


Purdue Alumnus Named New FFA Chief Executive Officer

June 8, 2021

The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation has named Scott Stump the new chief executive officer of both organizations, effective Monday, June 21. Stump’s extensive background in agricultural education, career and technical education and FFA includes a bachelor’s in agricultural education from Purdue University.


Hiking Hoosier trails

June 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges, but it also offered opportunities to explore and rediscover exploring and hiking. Around the country, outdoor activities saw a marked increase during the past year, as people searched for safe activities outside the home.
Indiana boasts 24 state parks, one national park and copious other parks and public lands that offer recreational opportunities. Angela Frost, 4-H youth development and healthy living Extension specialist, said she this trend in increased outdoor activities will continue.


Purdue report documents nationwide agricultural confined space-related injuries

May 26, 2021

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program has released the annual 2020 Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities report. The program reported 64 fatal and nonfatal cases involving agricultural confined…


Purdue team brings awareness to grain entrapment dangers

May 25, 2021

Agriculture remains among the most hazardous industries in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every day.


College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

May 13, 2021

Purdue’s Office of Engagement presents awards annually to university faculty and staff that highlight excellence in engaged scholarship and education. This year, there are several recipients from the College of Agriculture.

Cicada on leaf

17 Ways to make the most of 17-Year Cicada Emergence

May 12, 2021

“If you like insects, or are even just curious about them, you have a unique opportunity coming up. Get out and enjoy it while you can,” recommended Elizabeth Barnes, an exotic forest pest educator for Purdue Extension Entomology.

The 17-year cicadas of Brood X were last seen in 2004. This spring, they are set to appear across Indiana and in parts of 14 other states.


Not your typical assignment: Honors project a model for future students, Hoosiers

May 10, 2021

Buckle up for an Indiana 4-H summer

May 4, 2021

Purdue Extension focuses on renewable energy education efforts

May 3, 2021

Purdue Extension is partnering with Hoosiers for Renewables and Indiana Farm Bureau to conduct a comprehensive study on land use regulations for wind and solar renewable energy and trends related to climate change planning in Indiana.


Indiana 4-H Youth Development announces statewide summer event

April 29, 2021

Indiana 4-H Youth Development invites youth in grades 7-12 to participate in the 2021 Indiana 4-H Road Show, an 18-day event series of fun and learning for all.


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