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Big Data, Safe Food conference goes forward virtually

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University will host the Big Data, Safe Food Conference online on Oc. 12-15. The conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and academia.

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Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Kicks Off on October 1

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 University News Story

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall, starting Oct. 1. The webinars will be at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Indiana farm fatality summary reminds Hoosier farmers of dangers

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 University News Story

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, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944….

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Purdue fluid power research engineer wins international honor

Thursday, September 17th, 2020 University News Story

Andrea Vacca, professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE) and mechanical engineering, has received the 2019 Joseph Bramah Medal, conferred virtually during the Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control.

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Purdue team receives $2 million NSF grant to create global network

Monday, September 14th, 2020 University News Story

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) describe a global resolve to transform the world across 17 related economic, social, and environment thematic areas. However, the challenge is the inevitable set of conflicts and tradeoffs among t…

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Purdue agricultural biological engineering department ranked No. 1

Monday, September 14th, 2020 University News Story

The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges announced today (Sept. 14) that Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Biological Engineering (ABE) is the top-ranked undergraduate department in its discipline for the 10th year in a row. Purdue’s graduate ABE…

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Call for Purdue Certificate of Distinction nominees

Monday, September 14th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2021 Certificate of Distinction award, the highest award of the association.

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AgrAbility Virtual State Fair provides resources and information for national agricultural audiences

Friday, September 11th, 2020 University News Story

During the month of October, AgrAbility projects from 19 states will participate in the inaugural AgrAbility Virtual State Fair (VSF) online to provide resources and information for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers who are working in pr…

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Study reviews impact of wind energy on local Indiana communities

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 University News Story

Wind power electricity generation arrived on the Indiana landscape in 2008. Early projects were concentrated in areas with favorable wind conditions. But a recent study by Purdue researchers revealed that subsequent innovations in wind power technologi…

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Broadband grows best when states are proactive, take down barriers

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 University News Story

Access to high-speed broadband internet improves entrepreneurship and economic growth, while lack of it has detrimental effects on education. Still, millions of people across the United States, many living in rural areas, lack access to broadband and t…

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Improved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 University News Story

Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult.

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Government subcommittee report examines climate change impact on U.S. financial system

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 University News Story

Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System, unanimously approved by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, is the first-of-its-kind effort from a U.S. government entity. The report, which prese…

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Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Program switches to virtual assignments

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 University News Story

In April 2020, Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Cooperative Extension announced the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program to be implemented by Purdue University in Trinidad and …

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free fall crop outlook webinar

Friday, September 4th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free 2020 Fall Crop Outlook webinar at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Friday (Sept. 11).

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New pilot plant equipment expands horizons for food science

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s Department of Food Science’s pilot plant is a key component of its mission to prepare graduates to enter the job market and support industry. The plant houses industry-grade equipment, which is used by researchers, students and food…

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Inari secures total of $145 million in four years, expands staff to advance corn, wheat, soybean seed research at its Purdue-based Seed Foundry

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 University News Story

Inari Agriculture, a biotechnology company developing next-generation seeds, has secured $145 million since its founding less than four years ago and is expanding its operations at its Purdue Research Park-based Seed Foundry.

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Farmer sentiment rebounds as commodity prices rally and agriculture trade prospects improve

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 University News Story

There was a big improvement in farmer sentiment in August, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index rose to a reading of 144, up 26 points from July. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on survey responses from 400 U.S…

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Purdue professors to develop course on agriculture informatics for agriscience students

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 University News Story

A multidisciplinary team from Purdue University, under the leadership of Dharmendra Saraswat, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, recently received funding from the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program of the …

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Women award recipients praised for dedication to Indiana agriculture

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 University News Story

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry at the Indiana Statehouse on Aug. 20. The recipients were selected by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Karen …

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Purdue scientist awarded $1.6 million from EPA to study PFAS in rural waters

Monday, August 24th, 2020 University News Story

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have long been used to make products like stain-resistant carpets and clothing, water-proofing textiles, grease- and water-resistant packing, and stick-free pots and pans. That also means they accumulate in h…

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