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Purdue Extension is offering a series of weekly webinars in coming months to provide beginning farmers and operators of small farms with practical information on a range of agricultural production and agribusiness topics. The webinars are free and will run noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 27 to April 13. An Extension specialist will lead each session.
Five Purdue Extension agricultural economists will be among industry experts taking questions from the audience during the new "Question the Authorities" sessions at this year's Farm Science Review, Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio
Sorghum
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
Wally Tyner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tried to strike a balance between proponents and opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standards in setting levels for production of biofuels through 2016, said Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner.
Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes.
Wally Tyner amid solar panels on the roof of Purdue's Knoy Hall. (Purdue Agricultural Communication
The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 percent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 percent for homes, Purdue University energy economists find.
Jon Schoonmaker, assistant professor of animal sciences at Purdue University, says adding a small am
Research by Purdue University scientist Jon Schoonmaker and his colleagues has shown that small amounts of calcium oxide can neutralize the acid in distillers grains, a commonly used alternative to corn in many livestock feed mixes.

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