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Ag labs rise to COVID challenge

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many aspects of life on the Purdue campus to change. Faculty and graduate students are rising to the challenge, redesigning lab courses in creative and innovative ways.

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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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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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Supporting students from Zamorano to Purdue and home again

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Staff in IPIA and Food Sciences worked behind the scenes this spring to ensure 11 international interns’ well being and repatriation.

Ada Camila Montoya Gomez, a senior in environmental engineering at Zamorano University in Honduras, was deep into three research projects at Purdue this spring when safety concerns around the coronavirus closed the university.

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Not in Kansas anymore, Associate Dean Wilson returns to Purdue

Friday, March 13th, 2020

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example,” said Christine Wilson, quoting Purdue alumnus John Wooden. Wilson, the newly appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture, thought her life would follow a similar path to Wooden’s, but as Wilson noted, “Sometimes plan B is better than plan A.”

Wooden taught high school English, but he is better-known as the first athlete inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. As a teenager, Wilson was determined to earn a scholarship playing basketball, with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher and basketball coach.

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Greenhouses at night

Message from the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Dear Purdue Agriculture Community,

Purdue University leaders have made important strategic decisions regarding our campus response to the outbreak of the newly identified coronavirus, COVID-19. I invite you to read more about those decisions and how they will be impacting classes on this site, which will be updated daily.

For Purdue Agriculture, these important guidelines have several implications that I want to share with you. We will be updating information regularly on this page and through our Twitter feed @PurdueAg.

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 University News Story

The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online. Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March…

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Mosier in front of the new ABE building

Top ABE department appoints new leader for new century

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

By Chad Campbell In 1998, Nathan Mosier thought he was looking for the best graduate school when he chose Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE). What he soon realized was that he had also found the ideal professional home – one in which he has learned, taught and led for the last 21…

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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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Karcher's Classroom full of students

National Teaching and Student Engagement award winner explores learning opportunities with students

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

By Chad Campbell From a distance, Elizabeth Karcher kept an interested eye on her dozen students while they explored a bustling market in Ho Chi Minh City. It was “free time,” but opportunities like these were why Karcher encouraged students to travel to Vietnam. Karcher, an assistant professor of animal sciences, was one of two…

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Registration open for Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Monday, November 18th, 2019 University News Story

The Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo will feature more than 150 education sessions, a trade show and networking events for fruit, wine, vegetable, hemp and other growers on Feb. 11-13. Experts from Purdue University, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and a…

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Haley Oliver Smiling on campus at Purdue after winning the Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Haley Oliver

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

By Abby Leeds Haley Oliver, associate professor in food science, was recently honored with Purdue Agriculture’s 2019 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award.  An expert in retail food safety with an international reputation for her lab’s work on the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, Oliver is the principle investigator and director of the Feed the…

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Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “Small changes can make a big difference in students’ undergraduate experiences and professional development,” said Elizabeth Flaherty as she presented the Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Lecture. In recognition of her innovation and excellence in teaching undergraduate students, Flaherty was one of two professors selected to present during the College of Agriculture’s sixth…

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PASA Students Unload Canoes

PASA gives high school students a hands-on look at agriculture

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Video by Joan Crow and Steve Doyle Article by Chad Campbell Mia Vonic reacted as you might expect when her father encouraged her to spend two weeks of her summer vacation at an educational camp. “I didn’t really want to,” said Vonic, who will soon begin her senior year in high school. “I wanted to…

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Purdue takes on global food insecurity challenge

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 University News Story

The number of malnourished people on the planet had been decreasing — but then something happened. Over a three-year period from 2015, the number of those impacted by hunger and food insecurity returned to levels not seen for a decade and jumped from about 785 million to 840 million.

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Shaping young minds: community, nature and 3D printers help spark early interest in STEM

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 University News Story

Getting young students interested in science and math may soon be much easier for teachers – as easy as point, click and print.

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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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A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 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 Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Oliver gives a lecture at Purdue University

Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, was the first woman to present the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Lecture in early November in New Orleans. On December 10, she delivered her presentation once more at Purdue University. The memorial lecture is one of three sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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Douglass Jacobs standing in a field of leaves

2018 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Douglass Jacobs

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

By Chad Campbell Douglass Jacobs, the Fred M. van Eck Professor of Forest Biology and Associate Head for Extension in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), was honored as the tenth recipient of the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award. First given in 2008, the award was recently named after Corinne…

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