Purdue Extension 2023 Impact Report

Purdue Extension is your educational partner for life. The 2023 Impact Report shows how Extension delivers practical, research-based information and events for Indiana’s residents in agriculture and natural resources, health and human sciences, and community development, and trains tomorrow's leaders through Indiana 4-H Youth Development.

Recent Extension Annual Report Stories

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Training International Farmers in Food Preservation and Processing

Purdue Extension, in collaboration with the University of West Indies at St. Augustine, is implementing the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter...

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Guiding Farm Families Down the Road of Succession Planning

Busy running a medium-sized milling operation as a family-owned business, Lynn Stieglitz hadn’t given much thought to succession...

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Addressing Substance Use Recovery Together

Adam McQueen, assistant chief probation officer at Wayne County Probation, is an active member of the Taking Action to Address Substance Use in...

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Providing Support for Families Through Seasons of Change

Changes are a normal part of life; however, sudden or unexpected changes, such as a divorce or separation of parents, can significantly affect...

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Farmer-driven Research Creates Solutions

Mark Kingma, farmer cooperator in Jasper County, has been farming for 45 years with his family. In addition to knowledge from years of experience,...

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Workforce Development Efforts Target a Broad Range of Users

Purdue Extension is addressing workforce development in Indiana with an overriding goal to foster prosperity for individuals, communities and...

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Today's Teens Lead the Way

The Ag Innovators’ mission is to train 4-H youth to utilize modern technology for precision agriculture and other 21st century career paths....

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Managing Stress: Supporting The Agricultural Workforce With New Tools

Sam Gettinger, owner of Gettinger Family Custom Meats in New Palestine and Rushville,says the stress of working in the meat packing industry...

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Indiana Poultry: Opportunity and Challenge Abound

Ranked as first in the nation for commercial duck production, second in production of layer and table eggs and third for turkeys raised, Indiana is...

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Extension Partnership - Expanding the SBDC Advising Program

An advisor from the Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Agribusiness Initiative can help. The service is one on one, confidential and...

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Ready to Graduate - Indiana 4-H: A Partner in Public Education

Diana Dickerson, a veteran family and consumer sciences teacher at Mooresville High School, has long observed that even some of her academically...

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Addressing Housing Needs in Rural Indiana

As Indiana communities seek to increase quality of life and long-term economic growth, limited availability of a diverse supply of housing options...

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Ready to Launch: Taking Small Steps to Prepare for Tomorrow's Giant Leaps

In collaboration with Arizona State University, University of Illinois, and University of Florida, Indiana 4-H received a grant from the...

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Creating Healthy Connections in Jackson County

Purdue Extension Jackson County health and human sciences educator, and representatives from numerous organizations at Healthy Jackson County...

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Ready to Lead: Preparing Today's Youth to Serve Tomorrow's Communities

The inaugural 4-H Day took place at the Indiana Statehouse on February 1, 2022, with a second group visiting in March. This event provides an...

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Purdue on the Farm

Purdue Extension’s Purdue On The Farm program, connects Purdue Extension with its clients and partners through four activities —...