AgComm produces a variety of periodicals, from print magazines to an ell-electronic news service for farmers. In addition, each week, special-interest columns are prepared for newspapers and magazines that have requested them. Take a look at what we offer!

Ag Answers


Ag Answers is an online news service that provides timely agricultural problem-solving advice, strategies and reminders to help Indiana and Ohio farmers better manage their crops, livestock and market decisions. Updated twice each week, Ag Answers is the electronic source for research-based, farm production information provided by Cooperative Extension Service specialists. Ag Answers is a collaborative effort of the Agricultural Communication Service at Purdue and the Section of Communications and Technology at Ohio State University. Story ideas for Ag Answers should be submitted to Darrin Pack, Ag Answers Coordinator, contact him at (765) 494-8415 or via email at



Purdue Agriculture Connections is published twice a year for the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association. The primary audience is Purdue agricultural alumni, although the newspaper is distributed to faculty and staff, and Indiana agricultural leaders. Connections emphasizes issues, research, teaching and Extension activities relating to the College of Agriculture, as well as alumni news. Editorial comments may be directed to Tom Campbell, Connections editor, contact him at (765) 494-8084 or via email at



The magazine Agricultures communicates the breadth and depth of land-grant research, Extension and teaching through science feature articles and shorter news briefs. Produced three times a year, the main goals of the publication are to increase science literacy among the general public; to communicate science to a broader group of people; and to demonstrate the value of science and education to government and opinion leaders. The readership includes national, state and local leaders; the agriculture, food and natural resources industry; and citizens of Indiana. Its circulation is approximately 20,000. Olivia Maddox is the editor, vcontact her at (765) 496-3207 or via email at

News Columns


Each week, special-interest columns are prepared for newspapers and magazines that have requested them. These columns are also available online and by email. The columns are:

On Six Legs Column 

On Six Legs is about the world of insects and entomology. It is written by Purdue Extension entomologist Tom Turpin. It goes out on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

In the Grow Column 

In the Grow is a question-and-answer format covering a variety of gardening topics. Rosie Lerner writes this column and is a Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, contact her at It is goes out on first Thursday of each month.

The columns are edited by Olivia Maddox, (765) 496-3207;

Capital Comments Column 

Capital Comments addresses current fiscal and public policy issues in Indiana, written by Purdue professor of agricultural economics Larry DeBoer. It goes out on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Yard and Garden News Column 

Yard and Garden News, information about horticultural topics, written by Purdue horticulture Extension specialist Rosie Lerner. It goes out on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Yard and Garden Calendar Column 

Yard and Garden Calendar, similar to Yard and Garden News, is a calendar of information about horticultural topics for the home gardener. It is also written by Purdue horticulture Extension specialist Rosie Lerner.

For more information about Purdue Agriculture News, email Keith Robinson. ​