Purdue Agriculture faculty members are award-winning researchers and teachers. Their accomplishments help position Purdue Agriculture for leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels in food, agricultural, life, and natural resources sciences.
#4 Agricultural Program in the US                                                                                                                                                              
#7 Agricultural Program in the US                                                                                                                                                              


97% of graduates start their career or continue their education within a year
72% of Purdue Agriculture undergrads graduate in four years
9:1 Student to faculty ratio for undergraduate students
10,540 learning event sessions were held by Extension across the state in 2019
121,227 Indiana youths engaged in 4-H club experiences during 2019, made possible by 15,949 adults and teen volunteers
$2.25 Million in student scholarships from the College of Agriculture and its departments in 2019-2020
$76.5 Million in sponsored research grants during fiscal year 2020, a new record
2nd Largest agricultural career fair in the United States, with 150+ companies in attendance

World Food Prize Laureates

Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina​​​

Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina Agricultural Economics Alumnus

Purdue University alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa. Adesina joins Purdue faculty members Gebisa Ejeta (2009) and Philip Nelson (2007) as the third World Food Prize Laureate from Purdue in the past decade. More
Gebisa Ejeta​​​

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta Distinguished Professor of Agronomy

The 2009 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia, whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains, enhancing the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. More
Dr. Philip Nelson​​​

Dr. Philip Nelson Professor Emeritus of Food Science

Dr. Philip E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus at Purdue University, was awarded the 2007 World Food Prize for his innovative breakthrough technologies which have revolutionized the food industry, particularly in the area of large-scale storage and transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables using bulk aseptic food processing. More
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