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A new package of Purdue magazine articles explains how the College of Agriculture is addressing issues of public controversy and preparing students to help resolve them in their careers:
* "When Research Becomes Controversial" -- Wally Tyner with three other researchers discuss their role in reporting their findings that sometimes put them in the middle of intense public debate on issues that elicit starkly opposing views from advocates on either side.
* "Issues in Agriculture" -- Janet Ayres facilitates a look inside a classroom where students develop their skills to foster agreement on tough agricultural issues.
Less Time for Planting
- Compared to 35 years ago, there are fewer hours to plant crops. Agricultural Economist Ben Gramig
compared two time frames (1980-1994 versus 1995-2010) for corn and soybean planting weather windows.
WASDE report eases fear of low crop prices
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's April 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates continued a series of recent reports that have offered corn and soybean producers a more optimistic grain-price outlook than what was expected for most of the winter, Purdue Extension agricultural economics Chris Hurt
- Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) Board of Directors have selected twelve college students to receive the MACA Young Leader Scholarship of $2,000 to be used for their college expenses. Purdue University's Nolan Sampson
was selected as one of the twelve.
Purdue Trustees approve faculty promotions
- On April 4, the Trustees approved faculty promotions. Promotions are effective with the 2014-2015 academic year which begins August 18, 2014. Maria Marshall
was named as Professor. Nicole Olynk Widmar
was named as Associate Professor.