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.
Instructors who prepare police, firefighters and paramedics for grain entrapment rescues can sharpen their own skills in a workshop offered by Purdue University's Agricultural Safety and Health program.
The honeybee population appears to have survived the winter in better shape than a year ago, but still faces several significant threats, a Purdue University honeybee specialist said.