This year's Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center field day will focus on raising fruit and vegetable crops in high tunnels - durable, low-cost, plastic-covered structures similar to greenhouses.
Purdue University faculty and staff who developed the crop-saving bags that have improved food security for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the livelihoods of impoverished farm families are the 2016 recipients of the College of Agriculture's TEAM award.
Indiana farmers who are military veterans or on active duty can now market their products through the Indiana Grown Homegrown by Heroes initiative, a partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Farmer Veteran Coalition with support from the Purdue University-based National AgrAbility Project.
Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide.
This new podcast series, Boiler Up for Wildlife, has our host Dr. Rod Williams talking with wildlife biologists about current wildlife issues. For this week's podcast we are discussing disease issues associated with White-tailed Deer.
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.
Purdue Extension is starting a new marketing initiative to promote Indiana's pasture-raised poultry. The goal is to establish a set of common production, processing and branding standards to ensure consistent levels of quality, said Roy Ballard, Extension educator in Hancock County and one of the project coordinators.