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2014 January ABe-Notes

With the holidays and the campus snow recess early last week, this is a light news month! Please remember that news is due by the 10th of each month for inclusion in ABe-Notes. Welcome back!

Distinguished Alumnus Bart Nelson hosts IRRICAD Workshop

Author: Vincent Bralts
Event Date: December 17, 2013
Dr. Vincent Bralts took two seniors, Ian Hahus and Scott Kreeger, and a visiting scholar, Ahmed Hashem, to Walla Walla, Washington, in December to attend a workshop on the newest version of IRRICAD (Irrigation Design Software).

The trip was sponsored in part by Nelson Irrigation Corp and included a two-day training at Walla Walla Community College and plant tour of Nelson Corp.  Bart Nelson (Owner of Nelson Irrigation Crop) is a College of Agriculture Outstanding Alumnus, a Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University, and the sponsor of numerous ABE scholarships and the IRRICAD software. The software will be used in ABE 49500 this spring and ABE 32500 next fall.  Crop production worldwide under Nelson Sprinklers exceeds $5B annually.   

(FYI ABE staff:  Bart and his spouse Karen are the ones who send the Department apples each holiday season.)

Thank you to Bart, his family, and Nelson Irrigation for their generous support of Purdue ABE over the years.

Left picture: Ian Hahus, Scott Kreeger, Vince Bralts, Ahmed Hashem, Bart Nelson, Reid Nelson. Right picture: Scott Kreeger, Ian Hahus, Bart Nelson

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