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Purdue Extension state fair exhibits focus on choices for healthier bodies, stronger communities

Last year’s Indiana State Fair celebrated the state’s rich agricultural tradition. This year, Purdue Extension looks to the future with a series of exhibits focused on helping people make easy, everyday choices to develop healthier bodies and stronger communities.

tomato workshopHow-to farmer training on organic vegetable seed production

Nationally renowned experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Organic Seed Alliance, and Purdue University will present a one-day classroom and field-based workshop on organic vegetable seed production.

Davis Purdue Ag Center celebrates a century of service

When the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC) was established a hundred years ago, tractors with internal combustion engines were a very new technology - the way driverless cars are today. Most plowing and harvesting was done with implements pulled by livestock or people. The average yield per acre for Indiana grain crops was less than half of what it is today.

circle upCircle Up! tailgate will turn Indy gold and black on September 1

The Boiler Business Exchange of Indianapolis invites Purdue fans to put on their gold and black and kick off the 2017 football season in style at the Circle Up! Boiler Tailgate 2.0 on Indianapolis’ Monument Circle on Friday, September 1.

Agronomy Field Day focuses on farm financial fitness

Farmers trying to balance weak crop prices and rising input costs can learn more about farm financial fitness at a field day sponsored by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Department of Agronomy, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council.

Brown hydroponicsPurdue Extension hosts hydroponics workshop

Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, at Purdue’s Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, 170 S. University St., Room 116, West Lafayette.

Temple cornRural America Farm & Garden Expo scheduled for September

Spotlighting the region’s agribusiness, Purdue Extension-Jay County and the Jay County Chamber of Commerce will present the second Annual Rural America Farm & Garden Expo, Sept. 8-9, at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland.

validation workshopPurdue Food Science offers first Validation Workshop

Purdue Agriculture’s Department of Food Science will offer the first four-day workshop designed for commercial food processors involved in validation processes, aseptic shelf-stable products or installing new commercial lines for future production needs.

McAfee brings his comedy to Purdue on homecoming weekend

Comedian Pat McAfee will perform at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music on September 23 at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Advisory Board.

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