The freshman class will be 150 students for 2017-18 with a new class added each year.
Purdue's annual report found 28 farm-related deaths last year, up from 25 in 2014.
Researchers hope their solution will reap big savings in fuel and production costs.
Purdue University has issued an alert reporting an armed robbery near a residence hall on the West Lafayette campus.
A years-long Purdue University extension experiment is testing whether ginseng can be cultivated by Indiana farmers.
The study found that countries with fragile economies, like Niger, Chad and Mongolia, are especially vulnerable to invasive species.
The National Institutes of Health will run out of money for Zika research by the end of September.
Among the items to be discussed are proper grain unloading, industrial hazards and engineering controls.
Researchers at the new Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center will study the growing habits of cash crops at the school's 1,400-acre research farm.
Purdue's collection is Indiana's largest, with more than 1.5 million specimens from across the globe.