Alumni & friends news

Michael Schutz ('84, '89) appointed director of Extension's agriculture and natural resources programs in Indiana

Purdue Extension dairy management specialist Michael Schutz ('84, B.S. & '89, M.S. Animal Sciences) has been appointed director of Extension's agriculture and natural resources programs in Indiana. Schutz will oversee Purdue Extension programs in such areas as farm management and safety, livestock, crops, energy, youth in agriculture, environmental stewardship and wildlife.

"Dr. Schutz has earned the respect of county Extension educators, campus specialists and Purdue partners through his dairy Extension programs," Purdue Extension Director Jason Henderson said. "His collaborative leadership style will strengthen those relationships, which are essential to delivering world-class research-based education programming to build vibrant communities, strong families and profitable businesses on Main Street and at the farm gate." 

Read more on Schutz's appointed position here.

Plant Pathology alumnus Michael Wingfield ('83) featured in Science magazine

Plant Pathology alumnus Michael Wingfield ('83, Ph.D.) published a feature article in Science Magazine titled "Planted forest health: The need for a global strategy." This article focuses on the need for developing a global strategy that protects planted forests from invasive pests.