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All First-Year students are invited to apply for this Learning Community to discover the past and present innovations and technologies of agriculture! Students will be enrolled in a Learning Community specific course entitled "Agricultural Technology and Innovation," a one-credit course that will cover a broad range of technologies including environmental protection, plant production, livestock systems, and agricultural machinery. In this course we will also provide insight to future agriculture systems and uncover what has enabled us to leave the (not so distant) past which included 20 bu. per acre corn, 10 lb. milk per cow per day, high labor requirements, high storage losses, and unsanitary food preparation. LC activities will include tours of real-world applications and social activities to help you acclimate to campus, learn of resources available to help you succeed and discover many possibilities for engagement within Purdue Agriculture. Apply for the Agriculture Technology and Innovation LC today to explore the advances in agriculture!

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  • First-time beginning students with interest in agriculture and technology

Residential Component

  • Optional for Male students in McCutcheon Hall
  • Optional for Female students in Harrison Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

AGR 10100 - Introduction to Agriculture and Purdue

AGR 10800 - Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation

Events and Activities Included:

  • Trip to observe Purdue Moves program at ACRE
  • Jones Robotic Dairy Farm field trip
  • Greenhouse tour
  • UAV work
  • Soil mapping technology demonstrations
  • Apps & Apps Night - Exploring iOS and Android apps while enjoying appetizers
  • Operate the latest heavy machinery used in agriculture

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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