November 14, 2023

2024 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry returns to Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Renowned agriculture broadcaster Max Armstrong will welcome guests to the annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1406 Teal Road, Lafayette. Armstrong is known to generations of Midwestern farmers as the former host of shows on RFD-TV and WGN-TV and Radio.

The annual event will also feature three academic leaders from the College of Agriculture who will share the inspiring progress being made in digital agriculture. Agronomy professor Mitch Tuinstra and forestry and natural resources professor Songlin Fei will show the methods they and their colleagues are using to measure every tree and crop. Ankita Raturi, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, will illustrate how her lab is analyzing the data being collected in these and other efforts to improve resilience in food and agricultural systems.

“Purdue Agriculture is a world leader in digital agriculture, and we are thrilled to feature our faculty at this year’s Fish Fry, along with our dear friend Max Armstrong,” said Danica Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association. “Our alumni have come to expect a great event with high-level speakers, engaging exhibits and fantastic networking — all of which we will deliver. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for ticket holders to visit the exhibits along Purdue Ag Avenue presented by Can-Am; the formal program begins at 11 a.m.

Early bird tickets, $30 each, are available until Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, tickets will be $35 each. Registration can be completed at this link. Parking for the event and child care are available at no cost.

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Source: Danica Kirkpatrick,

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