Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

New Purdue Extension program helps grain farmers transition to organic production

Friday, September 15th, 2017

With organic food sales climbing to a record $43 billion in 2016 — more than 8 percent over the previous year, switching from conventional to organic grain production is becoming increasingly compelling to more Hoosier farmers. Current razor thin margins for conventional grain production also provides another incentive for changing direction.   In Indiana, there…

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Beginning farmers invited to a farm viability workshop for Northwest Indiana

Friday, September 8th, 2017 University News Story

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

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Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop scheduled

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 University News Story

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

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Learn new skills at the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop

Friday, September 1st, 2017 University News Story

Those new to farming or thinking about the idea of starting and sustaining a compact farm are invited to attend the Beginning Farmer Southwest Regional Workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Morgan Monroe State Forest Tra…

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop scheduled

Monday, August 28th, 2017 University News Story

If you are a new farmer or just considering the idea, you are invited to register for the Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop. The event is 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 28, at Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester.

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Wine industry professionals learn insights from the old wine masters on tour to Spain and Portugal

Monday, August 21st, 2017 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team is cultivating the industry by taking small business owners away from their vineyard operations to a place where they can turn off their iPhones and learn something new.

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Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Purdue Extension hosts hydroponics workshop

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 University News Story

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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Growing Turf

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Turf Science degree through the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) Department in Purdue’s College of Agriculture has a long history. For over half a century, students have enrolled as undergraduates to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares them for careers in the “green industry”. This includes golf course management, athletic field maintenance,…

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