DeKalb County Health & Human Sciences
Our Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Educator, Angela Sorg, strives to provide research-based education to help our community strengthen families, spend smart, eat right and live well. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
For more information about Health and Human Sciences, visit Purdue Extension - Health and Human Sciences.
DeKalb County Health & Human Science Resources
If you are thinking about canning, the Basics of Home Canning publication can be used to help you learn procedures for canning foods at home. Also, the current edition of the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning can be purchased through the Purdue Extension - The Education Store. While at The Education Store, search for free food preservation publications.
Pressure canner dial gauges should be tested for accuracy each year. Contact our office (260-925-2562) to schedule an appointment to get your gauge tested for accuracy.
To learn more about other food programs available, visit the Purdue Extension - Health and Human Sciences website.
If you would like more information on home food preservation, please contact our office (260-925-2562).
The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) began in 1913 as a social and educational organization for women. Although the mission of the Extension Homemakers Association was always officially to educate women and make home processes more efficient and productive, the homemakers groups also served as a social outlet for women.
The IEHA remains active throughout the state today, and has expanded their reach to include philanthropic endeavors. Their vision statement, created in 2012, states: "The Indiana Extension Homemakers are dedicated to empowering and enriching the lives of individuals, families and communities.
The DeKalb County Extension Homemakers celebrated their 100th anniversary in August of 2022. They have an annual cookie stroll, beef and noodles dinner, achievement night, give scholarships, host Homemakers Day at the fair, make baby blankets, host lessons, and serve their community as needs arise such as Relay for Life.
They are members of the National Volunteer Outreach Network, Country Women's Council, USA, and the Associated County Women of the World.
Visit the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association website for more information.
Purdue's Farm Stress team is a mix of Health & Human Science educators and Agriculture & Natural Resource educators that have put together some tools, resources, and programs that help farmers adhere to the day-to-day stresses of operating an agricultural business. Discover more at their website, Tools for Today's Farmer: Navigating Uncertain Times.
You can also listen to Tools for Today's Farmers on Spotify.
This educational program is designed to help you recognize where your money goes, stop spending leaks to save money for what you really want, and develop a spending/savings plan. To learn more about this and other money programs visit the Purdue Extension - Health and Human Sciences website.
Contact our office (260-925-2562) to find out when the next course will be offered or to request a class for your group.