The original Chat 'n Chew Cafe Web site was a source of comprehensive timely agronomic information from Purdue and other land-grant universities around the U.S. The Cafe was conceived in 1995 by R.L. (Bob) Nielsen, State Extension Corn Specialist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Nielsen began a partial retirement program at Purdue in 2020 and Purdue initiated a search for his eventual successor. That search was successful and Dr. Daniel Quinn began his duties at Purdue in May 2021 as an assistant professor and Extension Corn Specialist in the Department of Agronomy.
Dan created his own Web site, The Kernel, to replace the Chat 'n Chew Cafe and its related Web pages. Click the button below to redirect your browser to Dan's Web site.
For the immediate future, you can still access many of the Corny News articles authored by Bob Nielsen at the "Corny News Compendium" link in the menu to the left of this screen or from Dan's Web site.
As the proprietor and chief bottle washer of the Chat 'n Chew Cafe, Bob extends his sincerest appreciation to all the faithful patrons of the Cafe all these many years. It was his distinct privilege to serve each and every one of you!