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Goat and sheep webinar to provide producers with valuable breeding information

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension and Kentucky Extension will present the 2019 Sheep and Goat Webinar on Feb. 13 to offer expert advice to help producers manage their breeding programs.

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

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Purdue Extension hosting Indiana’s only organic grain farmer conference

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Registration is open for Purdue Extension’s 2019 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting. This year’s event has expanded from its annual meeting to a two-day conference and is Indiana’s only conference on organic grain farming.

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Workshops teach how to secure family farms for generations

Friday, January 11th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.

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Ag Producers’ sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes continue to concern farmers

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 University News Story

There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The December barometer reading of 127 was 7 points lower than November. The barometer is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country.

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Upcoming programs provide educational opportunities for landscaping, green industry and ag professionals

Monday, January 7th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension is involved in several upcoming events that will provide landscape, ag and green industry professionals the opportunity to network with peers and expand their knowledge base.

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State chemist: More to growing hemp than just a signature

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The new Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp as an agricultural crop may have some farmers eager to try the new crop. But Indiana’s state chemist suggests that farmers will need to wait a little longer to begin full-scale grow outs.

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Legal hemp raises questions about pesticides

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The legalization of industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill is good news for farmers – especially tobacco growers dealing with declining demand for their crop. The bad news? If they find pests or disease damaging hemp crops, there are no pesticides that are considered safe or legal to protect them.

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Purdue conference focuses on improving farm profitability

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue Top Farmer conference, a management program for farmers that features faculty and staff experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place on Jan. 11 at the Beck Agricultural Center, located at 4540 U.S. 52 West, West L…

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Gift supports endowed chair, student support fund in Purdue’s agricultural economics department

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics has received a gift that will endow a faculty chair and financially support a variety of student learning opportunities in the department.

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