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Indiana Land Use Summit to highlight innovations in land use planning

July 21, 2021

Hoosiers passionate about land use planning for agriculture and natural resources can now register for the Indiana Land Use Summit workshop hosted by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council.

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Fast Start: A way for rural student to say ‘thank you’ to parents

July 19, 2021

Incoming Boilermaker William “Steven” Herrell will begin his marketing studies in the Krannert School of Management this fall. Thanks to Purdue University’s innovative Fast Start program, Herrell will have a head start on his classmates.

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Pack rat nests offer first look at ancient insect DNA

July 13, 2021

For many years, scientists have been extracting DNA from the bones of ancient humans, humanoids and animals to paint a picture of evolution and species movement. Despite what’s been portrayed in the movie “Jurassic Park” — in which dinosaurs are resurr…

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Education field day set for small farmers

July 13, 2021

Small and urban farmers are invited to join Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and the Purdue Student Farm for the Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar series.

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New feed administrator appointed to the Office of Indiana State Chemist

July 7, 2021

Patricia Dunn, who has served in the Office of the Indiana State Chemist for almost 15 years, has been appointed feed administrator for the state. Among her responsibilities in this position, Dunn oversees the state licensing of commercial animal feed,…

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Ag Economy Barometer falls for second month; rising input costs causing concern for farmers

July 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer marks a second month of sharp declines, down 21 points to a reading of 137 in June. Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions on their farming operations as well as their expectati…

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Food science researchers advance science behind gut health and prebiotics

July 6, 2021

When it comes to improving human gut health, approaches and the success of these approaches are based largely on an individual’s gut ecosystem: the bacteria present, its diversity and other factors. Therefore, trying to improve gut health through appli…

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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).

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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…

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COVID’s next casualty could be your cup of coffee

June 28, 2021

Starting in the 2011-12 growing season, a powdery orange fungus called coffee leaf rust spread like wildfire throughout Latin America and Central America, damaging crops on 70% of farms and causing more than $3.2 billion in damage. The epidemic stemmed…

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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!”

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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.

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Purdue educational opportunities for small farmers

June 14, 2021

The Purdue Student Farm and Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture invite farmers and produce growers to attend the Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar series this summer.

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Virtual conference offered for veterans in agriculture

June 14, 2021

The National AgrAbility Project, led by Purdue University’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center, is presenting “Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture” this summer. The series will convene for five consecutive Tuesdays begin…

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Purdue plant biologists solve major cell puzzle on path to leaf engineering

June 14, 2021

Leaves are the primary plant organs responsible for photosynthesis. Their size, shape and angles — all affected by cell patterning and growth — can also expose more of their surface to the sun, increasing energy stores and grain production in crops. E…

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free webinar on carbon sequestration

June 10, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar regarding the status of carbon markets and implications and possibilities for agricultural producers at 12:30 p.m. (ET) Thursday, June 24.

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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…

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Purdue agricultural economics advisors receive national awards

June 9, 2021

Andrew “Andy” Oppy and Jodie “Jo” Thomas, advisors in the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, have been selected by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising to receive prestigious annual awards.

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Discovery of new type of stem cells leads to $2.3 million grant

June 3, 2021

When muscle is damaged, resident stem cells mediate the repair of the injured tissue. At the same time, circulating immune cells race to the site to aid the repair. The presence of these infiltrating immune cells at injury sites raises questions about …

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Ag Economy Barometer declines sharply; producers remain bullish on farmland values

June 1, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer saw a significant decline in May, down 20 points to a reading of 158. This marks the lowest reading for the survey since September. Producers were less optimistic about both current conditions and th…

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