Minecraft
An article published on June 8th, 2016 by the University of Cambridge noted that a new record-holder for the tallest tree in the tropics is the same species as a tree used in the extremely popular game Minecraft. The use of actual tree species that require maintenance in a video game that has player numbers in the millions to help inform the young and old alike about the value of trees and some of the different species is genius.
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You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Purdue University Corn Showcase, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 26, at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) at the Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West, in West Lafayette, Ind.
More than 25 high school students from across Indiana had a chance to learn practical entrepreneurship skills from industry professionals during the Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy last month. The academy, sponsored by Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H Youth Development, is an annual weeklong event that gives high school students the opportunity to interact with business leaders and entrepreneurship experts from Purdue University and throughout the state.
August Yard & Garden Calendar
Take cuttings from plants such as impatiens, coleus, geraniums and wax begonias to overwinter indoors. Root the cuttings in media such as moist vermiculite, perlite, peat moss or potting soil, rather than water.
Hosta
If you're looking for a plant that is winter-hardy throughout the Midwest, excels under shady conditions and has fabulous foliage as well as attractive flowers, then hosta is the plant for you.
Purdue University's Center for Food and Agricultural Business is starting a new professional development program to help food and agribusiness leaders better manage talent within their organizations. Managing Talent to Win will be Oct. 18-20 in West Lafayette.
Invasive plant species, hemlock
If you've been curious why invasive plants are always in the news and wondering if you have any on your farm or woodland, then you will want to join us on July 28th at the Feldun Purdue Ag Center for a forest management workshop and free meal.

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