Welcome to Agronomy.

 On the Calendar 2009

  • Purdue SpringFest, April 18-19, Agronomy's theme this year: Go Green and how to be environmentally friendly
  • Agronomy Undergraduate Student Recognition, April 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m., LILY 2425
  • Agronomy Senior Steak Fry, April 26, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Daniel Turf Center
  • Agronomy Graduate Student Recognition, April 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m., LILY 2425
  • May 2, Spring classes end
  • May 9, Semester ends
  • Turf Field Day, July 21, Daniel Center, West Lafayette, IN
  • NUE (Nitrogen Use Efficiency) Conference, August 4-6, Beck Center, West Lafayette, IN
  • Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training & Research Center Calendar


In the News

GEBISA EJETA GOES TO WASHINGTON— Gebisa was invited to Washington, DC by Senator Lugar to testify before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday morning, March 24. He was one of six panelists who presented expert opinions during a hearing on Alleviating Global Hunger: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership. His testimony drew from his experiences of growing up in Ethiopia, his career in academia and his work with development organizations.  He spoke about poverty in Africa and the need for agricultural development there. He outlined past and present aid for agricultural research and education in Africa. Among other things, he advocated U.S. government policies that would support agricultural technology transfer and capacity building through linkages between U.S. universities and agricultural institutions in developing countries. To see a video recording of this session or to read the text of Gebisa’s witness, go to: http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg090324a.html

Congratulations to Michael Mashtare for being awarded a Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. The Chappelle Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious award which encourages Purdue seniors to pursue graduate studies at Purdue. Michael is a senior in NRES and is currently completing his Capstone Project on stereospecific sorption of estradiol in Dr. Lee’s Lab. He will start his Ph.D. this fall in Dr. Lee’s lab through the ESE IGP with Agronomy as his associated academic department. Congratulations to Michael!

Purdue Team WINS the 2009 GCSAA TURF Quiz Bowl Competition...more of the story

Indiana National Guard trains unit in agriculture for Afghan mission.... more of the story...

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