Agriculture
Goat and sheep
Purdue Extension's Southern Regional Sheep and Goat Conference in Scottsburg will include training on how to use a FAMACHA parasite diagnostic test, as well as sessions on animal health, nutrition and marketing.
Ninety-six percent of May 2014 Purdue University College of Agriculture graduates responding to a survey reported finding jobs or were continuing their education. It was the fifth consecutive year of increase in the placement rate. The survey reflects an improving job market as well as continued strong value of a Purdue Agriculture education, said Marcos Fernandez, associate dean and director of the college's academic programs.
Fifty-one students from 31 Indiana high schools arrive on the Purdue University campus this week to participate in the 2015 World Food Prize Youth Institute.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will be a featured speaker at the annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C., on Thursday (April 16). The symposium has been convened annually by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs since 2010 to identify opportunities for U.S. leadership in alleviating hunger and poverty through agricultural development.