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Akinwumi Ayodeji AdesinaPurdue alumnus wins world’s foremost prize for food, agriculture

Purdue University alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa.


New report says Purdue ranks among safest college campuses

Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is the 14th safest in the country, and the safest campus in Indiana, according to a new study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.


Spotty weather has Indiana grain crops off to an uneven start

Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist, says he has never seen a growing season get off to such an uneven start as this one. Heavy rains in April and May delayed planting and left standing water in many parts of Indiana while other areas baked in unusually hot and dry conditions.


Two Purdue pilot teams complete this year’s Air Race Classic

The Purdue University entries in this year’s Air Race Classic finished the competition Friday (June 23), landing in Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


New agreements build on Purdue, NSWC Crane strategic partnership

Saving lives through improved communications and defense of U.S. Navy fleets and eliminating dangerous counterfeit laptops and other electronics are the goal of two new cooperative agreements between Purdue University researchers and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane).


High tunnelExplore benefits of high tunnels during Indiana field day demos

Are you looking for ways to increase the economic stability of your farm or to sell fresh vegetables right up to Thanksgiving or Christmas? How about getting an early start on raising produce in the spring? If so, a high tunnel may be a great option to increase the productivity of your farm operations.


Hovde awardNominations sought for Purdue’s 2017 Hovde Award

Purdue Extension is accepting nominations for the 2017 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given to a Purdue University faculty or staff member who has contributed to the improvement of rural Indiana.


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