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National conference to focus on trust in business relationships

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.


Purdue experts analyze August USDA Crop Report

A panel of Purdue University experts and the the Indiana state statistician from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Information (NASS) convened Friday (Aug. 10) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds by Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture, to discuss the results of the USDA’s August Crop Report for Indiana and to provide insights into the meaning behind the numbers.


Purdue University Student Farm will host its first Small Farm Education Field Day this August

The Purdue University Student Farm will offer a Small Farm Education Field Day on Aug. 30. The student farm grows vegetables, herbs and flowers on a small, ecological scale with an emphasis on diversity, healthy soil, healthy plants and, of course, healthy people. The farm’s educational programs emphasize responsible growing practices, how to market produce for profit and how to prepare vegetables to maximize nutrition and flavor.


Purdue experts weigh in on tariffs and recently announced $12 billion emergency aid package

On Tuesday (July 25) President Donald Trump announced a plan to offer farmers $12 billion in emergency aid to offset the effects of recent tariffs from Mexico, China, the European Union and other countries. These tariffs are generally viewed as retaliatory measures against the U.S. for increasing tariffs on certain imported goods.


Purdue Extension helping Indiana farmers reach new heights with UAV demonstrations

Unmanned aerial vehicles - better known as UAVs or drones - are transforming agriculture by providing farmers with a highly effective, cost-efficient tool to monitor soil and crop conditions. But like any new technology, the multi-rotor vehicles with onboard cameras can initially be as intimidating as they are impressive.


Forage tour for livestock producers set for August

Forage management is essential to sustainable livestock operations, and on Aug. 27 Hoosier livestock producers have the opportunity to enhance their forage management skills and practices.


GTAP to address pressing trade issues at 21st annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

The 21st annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, hosted by the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) at Purdue University and the Universidad de Cartagena, will take place June 13-15 in Cartagena, Colombia. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Framing the Future through Sustainable Development Goals.'


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