Finals Week, Finals Snacks and Final Class Post

All good things must come to an end, and this semester is no different. As I munch on my air popped popcorn, reflect on the semester and write this blog, I cannot believe how fast this spring semester has gone. The rainy weather has made it a bit more bearable to stay indoors and study for…

BBQ Boot Camp

Purdue University hosted its first ever BBQ Boot Camp for students, faculty and the West Lafayette community, last Saturday. This event took place at the Beck Agricultural Center and gave participants a hands-on approach to learning how to hone in on their meat preparation skills. Dr. Stacy Zuelly, is an assistant professor within the department of animal sciences and was the…

Events this Summer

As the spring semester quickly comes to an end, many students are looking forward to internships, time at home and enjoying the beautiful weather without any obligations. I am already looking forward to my summer adventures and all of them involve food in some way. If you are staying in the area or Indiana for the summer,…

More than Beer at the Bars

As the Purdue Grand Prix week comes to a close it comes at no surprise that students are a bit tired after an action filled week. From the Moonlight Pancake Breakfast to a crazy Cactus Thursday and an early morning for Breakfast Club to the 60th Purdue Grand Prix Race, students truly embraced the beautiful…

Preview: Moonlight Pancake Breakfast

The Moonlight Pancake Breakfast is a well known College of Agricultural Council tradition. Each year the group hosts a free breakfast on the AGAD Lawn during Wednesday of Grand Prix week. The late night breakfast is designed to give students and faculty the opportunity to socialize, eat free pancakes and have fun in a safe environment. “The Purdue Agricultural Council…

‘Egg’cellent Leftovers

As Easter weekend comes to an end, many Purdue students are either making their way back to campus or have spend the weekend enjoying the beautiful spring weather. If anyone’s family gatherings are like mine, there are always tons of leftovers. Growing up on a farm, we have a plethora of eggs, and this time…

Milk Monday

Milk Monday during Purdue Ag Week is a Boilermaker favorite, as the Purdue Dairy Club has calves to pet, cows to milk and free grilled cheese and milk. Students and faculty enjoy the cows and delicious milk while the Dairy Club members engage in peer-to-peer conversations about agriculture. Nora Silence was one of the Dairy Club…

Hammer Down Hunger

Hammer Down Hunger is a philanthropic event that takes place every year during Purdue Ag Week. This year, 500 Purdue students and faculty spent their evening packing over 70,000 meals to send to Haiti on Tuesday. Purdue Ag Week partners with Lifeline Christian Mission to allow a hands-on experience for students to learn more about food insecurity and…

Fun Food Facts

At Purdue this week we are celebrating the sixth annual Purdue Ag Week. Throughout the week boilermakers have the opportunity to milk a cow during Milk Monday, learn about forestry industry, pet a kid (a baby goat) and eat a lot of yummy and free food. Ag Week is a student-organized event at Purdue University that…

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Scrolling through Twitter this morning, I stumbled upon a tweet from @Jif that one of my friends had shared. That time I met my best friend @Smuckers. ❤️ #NationalPBJDay #Jif #Smuckers pic.twitter.com/mQQSrWepoX — Jif® Peanut Butter (@Jif) April 2, 2017 Annually on April 2, Americans celebrate national peanut butter and jelly day. Did you know…

Breakfast at Delta Gamma

At Delta Gamma the sisters that live in the house receive three meals a day, five days a week. Lunch and dinner are prepared by a chef, but the girls have freedom to make whatever they would like for breakfast in the fully stocked kitchenette. In the morning, as the girls wake up and start their…

Fighting food insecurity at Purdue

The “poor college student” is sort of a reliable old punchline. Although it actually isn’t that funny, because studies show that more than a quarter of all college students find themselves in a very serious predicament of missing meals. Food insecurity is a real issue on campus. It is one that finds students choosing between toothpaste and breakfast,…