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Hemp production featured at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 University News Story

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis.

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Purdue Extension sets family farm succession planning workshops

Monday, January 13th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will offer the workshop “Farming Together: Enhancing your worth as a farm business partner” this winter. The two-night program will guide family farm operators on planning the transition of their business t…

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Ancient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 University News Story

A delicate balance of electrons flowing through the photosynthetic machinery is essential to a plant’s ability to turn sunlight into energy and its survival. Understanding the factors that regulate this balance is key for plant breeders who may want to…

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Microbubble findings could reduce chemical, water use in food processing

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 University News Story

Cleaning and sanitizing food processing equipment requires using chemicals and copious amounts of water for rinsing those chemicals away. It’s possible – if it can be done correctly – that creating microscopic bubbles in water could reduce or eliminate…

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Purdue scientists develop way to track salmonella infection in real time

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 University News Story

When bacteria like salmonella infect and sicken people, they hijack a person’s cell proteins to develop a defense against an immune response. Understanding how that works and developing methods for defending against these bacteria is difficult because …

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Farmers optimistic about future even as their perception of current economic conditions drops

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 University News Story

Producer sentiment regarding current economic conditions of the agricultural economy dropped 12 points in December, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The Index of Current Conditions registered a reading of 141, down fro…

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Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry to celebrate future of agriculture

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 University News Story

The Purdue University Ag Alumni Fish Fry will take place on Feb. 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The event offers alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture an opportunity to network with each other and visit exhibits highligh…

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Purdue Extension Organic Grain Farmer Meeting to return to West Lafayette on Feb. 19-20

Monday, January 6th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s 2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting returns to the Beck Agricultural Center on Feb. 19-20. Registration is now open for the state’s only conference on organic grain farming.

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Annual Microbiome Symposium to explore relationship between data science and the microbiome

Friday, December 20th, 2019 University News Story

Building on its highly successful inaugural 2019 conference, Purdue University will host the second annual Microbiome Symposium on May 11-13. The symposium will investigate the application of data science in the study of microbiomes and how experimenta…

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Purdue Extension honors outstanding service at Annual Professional Development Conference

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension specialists and educators from across Indiana gathered at the Purdue Memorial Union on Dec. 2-3 for the 2019 Professional Development Conference, an event that provides informative and collaborative opportunities, and a recognition cer…

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Conference to address connection between big data and food safety

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is hosting the Big Data, Safe Food Conference on May 11-12, 2020. The first of its kind, the two-day conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and…

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Free enrollment in Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program available to veterans

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 University News Story

Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program. The agricultural career training opportunity is designed for U.S. military veterans and current National Guard or Reserve members in Indiana and the surrou…

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McKee and Ballard receive Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 University News Story

Renee K. McKee, assistant director and 4-H youth development program leader with Purdue Extension, and Roy Ballard, retired Purdue Extension agriculture and natural resources educator in Hancock County, received the 2019 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Exc…

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Purdue Extension to host Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference

Monday, December 16th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 17-18) at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The conference is co-hosted by Purdue’s Field Crop Extension Team and the Indiana (CCA) Board. The two-day program of…

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Purdue crop seminar to focus on hemp production

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest, and marketing.

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Startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices forms new partnership for East Africa distribution

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 University News Story

JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, is partnering with BrazAgro Ltd., a supplier of Brazilian farm machinery, to distribute its solar-drying tray.

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Scalable ecology, farm-life balance, youth programming highlight 2020 Indiana Small Farm Conference

Monday, December 9th, 2019 University News Story

From strategies that can help strengthen Indiana farms to inspired ideas for agricultural audiences of various ages, the Purdue Extension Indiana Small Farm Conference connects producers across the state to expert information and to each other.

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Purdue appoints new department head of agricultural and biological engineering

Monday, December 9th, 2019 University News Story

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Purdue College of Agriculture launches new online graduate certificate

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently launched a new online spatial data science graduate certificate. The nine-month program is designed for learners with a bachelor’s degree looking to gain technical expertise to broaden the scope of th…

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Farmer sentiment jumps up in November as harvest winds down

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Agricultural economy sentiment tied with its highest reading of 2019, according to the November Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Rising for a second month in a row, the barometer improved to a reading of 153 in November, up 17 points f…

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