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Purdue Agriculture’s 20 most-read stories of 2020

January 4, 2021

“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”


Junior becomes latest Udall Scholar from Purdue

October 7, 2020

The Udall Foundation has named Purdue University student Grace Johnson a 2020 Udall Scholar. Johnson is among only 55 students in the United States to be awarded with the scholarship. She is Purdue’s fifth Udall Scholar since 2013.


NRES and recent Udall scholar fueled by passion for her hometown

May 22, 2020
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Purdue Agriculture’s 19 Most Read Stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
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Even small actions make a big difference

December 19, 2019

by Peyton Keller Every summer, Ashley Dittman and her family traveled from their home in Lafayette, Indiana, to Ponce Inlet, Florida. When she arrived, Dittman…


Purdue scientist working to remove persistent chemicals from drinking water

October 15, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer Anyone who has enjoyed the ease of sliding a fried egg out of a Teflon-coated frying pan, not had to think twice…

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Ag Class of 2019: Kasha Halbleib

May 7, 2019

Every Purdue student has a story. Each individual brings distinctive experiences, perspectives and skills to the University, and each takes away something different. Commencement is…

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10 Most Read Stories of 2018

December 19, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to…


Longer, hotter summers to challenge Indiana tourism business

November 12, 2018

By 2050, a month of the best weather for attracting summer tourists to Indiana will be replaced by hotter days that will be too uncomfortable for outdoor activity. Warmer temperatures will also limit many popular winter activities.

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Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

October 8, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity.   “We’ve been told by recruiters across…


College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

October 3, 2018

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.


Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana’s aquatic habitats

September 12, 2018

Indiana’s average air temperatures are expected to rise by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century, warming and reducing wintertime ice cover on the state’s lakes, streams, and rivers. At the same time, increases in winter and spring rainfall will likely wash more nutrients from farm fields into those water bodies, adding significant challenges to already fragile ecosystems.


Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

May 17, 2018

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.


Senior explores other cultures and finds inspiration visiting Colombia

April 9, 2018

By Emma Martin Vincent Finnell stays extremely busy, like most college students. But after his trip to Cartagena, Colombia, he makes sure to take the…

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Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

October 4, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing…

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Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

August 30, 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…


Junior tuned in to radio experiences

July 6, 2017

By Cheyenne Hoffa With his friends standing beside him, Jacob Klaybor stood back and took in the hillside covered with students who were enjoying the…


Volunteer combines love of horses with helping those with disabilities

July 6, 2017

By Cheyenne Hoffa If you meet Taylor Blanford at work, you’ll see a typical horse riding center. There’s a tack and feed store, stalls full…


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