For the 19th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 21) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.
Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These events provide information about crop production, farm management and land use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.