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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

December 3, 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…

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Purdue Agriculture Professor Named AAAS Fellow

November 28, 2018

Jianxin Ma, professor of agronomy, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The citation for Ma’s honor states: For distinguished contributions to the field of plant genetics and breeding, particularly for uncovering molecular networks underpinning key agricultural traits such as maturity and growth.

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Science on Tap to discuss combating eye diseases in old age

November 26, 2018

Vikki Weake, a Purdue University professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture, will speak at the next installment of Science on Tap, which will focus on plans to scientifically combat the expected increase in age-associated eye diseases over…

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A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

November 16, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the…

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Purdue, Agricultural Retailers Association partner with Arizona State for 2019 management academy

November 14, 2018

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Agricultural Retailers Association will again partner with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to present the 2019 ARA Management Academy, Jan. 29-31, on the ASU campus in Tempe.

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Purdue professor appointed to endowed chair in crop sciences

November 8, 2018

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has appointed Tony Vyn, professor of agronomy, to the Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences. The endowed chair is funded by Corteva Agriscience™, Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. The Henry A. Wallace Chair supports a faculty member who applies modern technology to crop science and who will oversee research conducted by students, faculty, staff and industry professionals. This position supports the college’s Institute for Plant Sciences, which is a global leader in making dramatic advances in plant-based agriculture crucial to feed a growing population.

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McCoy with plant in Purdue greenhouse

PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

November 1, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article…

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Secretary of Agriculture appoints Purdue professor to USDA advisory board

October 30, 2018

Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board.

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Scientists, high school students find new pathogens hiding in Indiana ticks

October 24, 2018

Almost anyone spending time outdoors knows about the link between ticks and Lyme disease. But there may be far more lurking in tick bites than previously thought, including a number of pathogens that have recently come to light and hundreds of bacteria that could play significant roles in bite victims’ health and outcomes.

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Purdue professor first woman selected for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Morrill Award and Lecture

October 8, 2018

Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been selected to deliver the 2018 Justin Smith Morrill Lecture at this year’s Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) November conference in New Orleans. The lecture honors Justin Smith Morrill, for whom the Morrill Act — which created the land-grant university system — is named. The only previous Purdue recipient was former President Martin Jischke.

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

October 2, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I…

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Maria Sepúlveda receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

September 27, 2018

Maria (‘Marisol’) Sepúlveda, professor of ecology and natural systems and associate head of research for the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been selected to receive Purdue University’s 2018 Agriculture Research Award. The award has been presented annually since 1982 and is the highest honor recognizing research excellence by a faculty member in the College of Agriculture.

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Cans of Boiler Black

Boiler Black makes its debut

September 21, 2018

Introducing: Boiler Black Boiler Black launches in time for Homecoming By Emma Ea Ambrose  In case you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be),…

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Purdue ABE program ranked #1 for eighth consecutive year

September 11, 2018

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate…

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Purdue ABE program ranked No. 1 for eighth consecutive year

September 11, 2018

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

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Purdue and Delaware State professors unravel century-old mystery

September 6, 2018

The enigmatic Voynich manuscript, undecipherable to scholars for more than a century, is a 16th century Mexican manuscript, according to a new book written by Purdue University and Delaware State University professors.

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Beef Quality Assurance trainings set to help producers earn certification

September 5, 2018

A series of Beef Quality Assurance training sessions will take place throughout Indiana to help producers earn a certification, good for three years, that is increasingly becoming a requirement among major industry buyers.

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Donors make first endowed chair possible for Purdue’s animal sciences department

August 22, 2018

Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences has established its first endowed chair in poultry science, which will help support a faculty member conducting research, education and outreach in an industry that has an annual impact on the Indiana e…

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Pinney Purdue Field Day will offer education on topics from weed management to soil sampling

August 16, 2018

Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These events provide informat…

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National conference to focus on trust in business relationships

August 13, 2018

Trust in business relationships will be at the forefront when Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business hosts the 2018 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness, Nov. 6-7 in West Lafayette.

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