Purdue Extension is offering a 10-session program to help beef producers improve the profitability of their operations through effective farm management.
The triple-bag technology created at Purdue University to help African smallholder farmers store their crops after harvest also enabled farmers in Sierra Leone to protect their seeds when the Ebola outbreak disrupted agricultural markets.
Tenant farmers wanting to renegotiate farmland leases for 2016 may need to deliver written notification to their landlord before Dec. 1, a Purdue expert on agricultural law advises.
There's no shortage of Indiana pumpkins this fall despite "two really different seasons" of extended rain and dry conditions that reduced yield for some growers, Purdue Extension plant pathologist Dan Egel says.
Purdue Extension is offering a workshop on farm law and tax issues, including estate planning and business transfers. The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Dec. 17 in the Shine Family Room at the Floyd County Extension office, 3000 Technology Ave., New Albany.
Freddie Barnard, a longtime leader in Purdue Extension agribusiness management and agricultural finance programs, is the 2015 recipient of the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Education Service to the Rural People of Indiana
A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture spotlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority, said Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.