Purdue Extension Success Stories
Jim Bloom and John McCane
Rush County leaders want to strengthen the county's economic future. With guidance from the Hometown Collaboration Initiative, they gathered resources to assist small business growth in the community on one convenient website.
Mike and Sue Martin with their son, Ben, on their northern Indiana dairy farm near Wakarusa. The Mar
Mike and Sue Martin knew about farmers who waited until their 80s or even older before thinking about passing their farms to the next generation. When their son expressed interest in taking over the farm, they wanted to start planning right away.
Ludvin Cambara
High school students like Ludvin Cambara of Frankfort can gain the tools, training, and mentorship they need to create the next big business idea at the Indiana 4-H Entrepreneurship Academy.
Justin Hosler and his son, Jacob, prepare a pickup-mounted lift chair so that Hosler can reach his t
When Justin Hosler was injured 20 years ago, he knew working his family farm would be a challenge. The Indiana AgrAbility Project eliminates or minimizes obstacles in production agriculture for Hosler and other farmers and ranchers with disabilities.
Dean Gangwer, a third-generation farmer in Cutler, participated in the Purdue Extension Master Cattl
When three Indiana farmers were ready to take their operations to the next level, the Purdue Extension Master Cattleman program was there to steer them in the right direction.
Jon Neufelder, a Purdue Extension educator, operates a small-plot harvester. The harvester is specif
Southwest Indiana farmers grow more wheat than in any other region of the state. Purdue Extension field trial results are an important source of information for a network of growers, crop advisers, and agribusiness professionals.
(From left) Jim, EllaMae, Nancy, and John Reiff are a Kosciusko County farm family who received an e
Nancy and Jim Reiff, family farmers in Kosciusko County, didn't get any hoped-for federal assistance after an energy audit of their grain dryer operation. But that's not the end of their story.

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