Agriculture News

April 12, 2018

‘American Farmer’ to feature Purdue University centers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will be featured on an upcoming episode of “American Farmer.”

The award-winning television series, which runs on RFD-TV, educates the world on advancements in agriculture and farming. The episode featuring the center runs April 17 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). The 30-second trailer is available now.

The center’s mission is to partner with professionals in the food and agribusiness sectors to improve management competencies and prepare them to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of the dynamic and complex agri-food system. The “American Farmer episode will offer viewers a look at the center’s professional development and advanced degree programs, as well as applied research. It features both faculty experts who facilitate center activities and corporate and farmer partners who benefit.

“We are excited to be working with “American Farmer” to highlight the ways the center makes a difference in agriculture and the lives of industry professionals,” said Allan Gray, center executive director and professor of agricultural economics. “We want industry professionals to know that we’re here to partner with them and we want them to understand all of the different ways they can be involved in the exciting things happening here.”

Some of the center activities featured include open-enrollment and custom programs, applied research, and the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management degree program partnership with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

After the episode airs on RFD-TV, the archived version will be available at

Writer: Jennifer Stewart-Burton, 765-496-6032, 

Source: Allan Gray, 765-494-4323,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
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