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Ricker-GilbertJacob Ricker-Gilbert to be honored with Lowell S. Hardin Award for Excellence in International Agriculture

Throughout his career, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, professor and interim associate head of Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, has demonstrated a passion for and commitment to global agriculture and food systems. For this persistent pursuit, Purdue’s College of Agriculture will award Ricker-Gilbert the 2024 Lowell S. Hardin Award for Excellence in International Agriculture on Friday (May 10). The award, named in honor of Professor Lowell Hardin, recognizes significant contributions of College of Agriculture faculty members to international activities.

gabrielbusinessWorking on work: How making sense of life’s messiness can lead to happiness at work and home

This spring marks four years since the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented shifts in the everyday work lives of millions of Americans. With those seismic changes, new attitudes and practices have emerged, challenging long-held beliefs of how people should think about their time on, and off, the clock.

Weather Advisory: Purdue operations delayed due to road conditions

Purdue operations delayed due to road conditions

foster-hovdeawardKen Foster announced as the 2023 Hovde Award recipient

The 2023 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service, made possible through the support of Indiana Farm Bureau Inc., was presented to Ken Foster, professor of agricultural economics, on Dec. 15, celebrating his leadership, which has left an exceptional impact on rural communities across the state.

oisc-mcvay-jessicaNew seed administrator appointed to Indiana State Chemist office

Jessica McVay, who has worked as a seed analyst, feed microscopist and laboratory coordinator for the Indiana Seed Regulatory Agency for 11 years, has been selected as the new seed administrator in the Office of Indiana State Chemist. In this role, McVay works closely with seedsmen, state and federal regulators, the seed trade industry, and consumers to monitor the compliance of seeds sold and distributed according to the Indiana Seed Law.

Appointments, honors and activities

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Purdue Animal Sciences selects Hattie Duncan as livestock judging coordinator

After a yearlong search, Purdue Animal Sciences has selected Hattie Duncan to lead its livestock judging team as well as the department’s newly formed livestock judging program. Duncan is a Wingate, Indiana, native who was raised on a Hereford cattle farm.

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