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Agbioscience Alliance: Season 2 Episode 2

This week, Field Atlas Ambassadors Julia and Rick caught up with two Purdue business majors to learn more about this career pathway. Watch now.

Meet Your Ambassador: Julia Hamblen

Julia Hamblen is a Agricultural Education major at Purdue University and is in her fifth semester as a Field Atlas Ambassador. She loves educating her peers on the agbiosciences, because it is an industry that impacts every person on the planet. Get to know Julia here.

Purdue-Affiliated Innovators Aim to Close the Gap on Food Insecurity

Two staggering statistics underscore the stark reality of global food insecurity. Between 691 and 783 million people faced hunger in 2022. At the same time, the UN states around 13% of the food produced for humans globally was lost between harvest and retail. There is a disconnect between abundance and those experiencing food insecurity. Luckily, Purdue-affiliated companies are pursuing unique answers to this complex issue.

Agbioscience Alliance: Season 2 Episode 1

Field Atlas Ambassadors Rick Lee and Julia Hamblen are back with Season 2 of the AgBioScience Alliance to talk all things Field Atlas on Purdue University’s campus. On this episode, they check in with two Purdue Agricultural Education and Communication students to learn more about their degree pathways. Watch now.

Made in Indiana: Autonomous Field Robots

Indiana agbioscience company, Solinftec, has partnered with a nearby manufacturer to begin production of its autonomous robots used to more efficiently detect and spray weeds on crops. The Solix robots are solar-powered, can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are designed to provide target spraying when weeds are detected at an early stage, which brings multiple benefits for farmers such as a reduced use of herbicide and higher crop yields.

Introducing Our Spring 2024 Field Atlas Ambassadors

Field Atlas Ambassadors are the on-campus connection to our Field Atlas career exploration platform. These students work with their peers to connect to agbioscience fields of study, career paths, companies hiring talent and where to apply for real-time internship + job opportunities. Get to know your campus ambassadors here.

John Deere Partners with Starlink to Provide Satellite Internet for Rural Farmers

From driverless tractors to automated seed planters, John Deere has been delivering high-tech innovation to farmers for 180 years. The problem? Cutting-edge technology requires access to Wi-Fi, something the company estimates 30% of US farm acreage does not currently have. Enter SpaceX’s Starlink subsidiary to begin offering satellite internet subscriptions in certain farming regions later this year.
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College Students Creating Tech to Mitigate Food Insecurity

Students from Indianapolis-based IUPUI are using their tech skills to create better food access in communities that need it most through their participation in AgriNovus Indiana’s HungerTech Innovation Challenge. Learn how new student-run company, GreenBasket, is working to eliminate food insecurity and how young talent is leading the way to solving one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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