WEST LAFAYETTE – Last year, Purdue Extension reached 19.8 million acres of Midwest farmland through programs like Crop Diagnostic Training and Research for Industry.
Offering expert diagnostic information and best practices, this Purdue Extension program helps Indiana agricultural businesses and organizations make economically and environmentally sound decisions in crop production and pest management.
Each year, the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center conducts more than 30 workshops. About 90% of Indiana’s agricultural businesses and organizations are represented at these workshops. To provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, workshops feature Extension Specialists from Purdue’s Departments of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Botany & Plant Pathology, and Entomology.
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For more than 100 years, Purdue Extension has helped Indiana build vibrant communities, strong families, and profitable business on its Main Streets and its farm gates – reaching more than 620,000 people in 2015. The organization – including Extension Educators in all 92 counties – connects Indiana communities to world-class Purdue University research and a nationwide of experts on agriculture, community, environment, family, food, and youth.