Elkhart County

Purdue Extension Elkhart County offers programs in agriculture, health and human sciences, 4-H youth development, and economic community development.



Agriculture & Natural Resources  
Health & Human Sciences  
Community Development 


Purdue Extension Elkhart County 
17746 County Road 34 Ste E
Goshen, IN 46528
(574) 533-0554

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4-H Information

Club information, project manuals, Mini 4-H information, newsletters, and more!


Elkhart County Extension Homemakers

Elkhart County Extension Homemakers

Elkhart County Extension Homemakers

View information on educational programs, heritage skills classes, Coffee Cup newsletters, EH forms, Elko Retreat, Fair information, Volunteer Community Support, and more!

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Open Class Home & Family Arts

Download booklet, see contest rules, and view contest results.

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Food Safety & Preservation
Food Safety & Preservation

View and download various food safety and preservation publications.

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HHS Program Calendars
HHS Monthly Program Calendars

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HHS Program Calendars

Recent Articles

Elkhart County Extension Homemaker Cookbooks

The Elkhart County Extension Homemakers have created a cookbook that features 17 years of award winning recipes, available to the public, for purchase. The cookbook features recipes that have won at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Open Class...

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Become a Certified UAV Pilot

FAA Part 107 remote pilot test preparation course topics include FAA test preparation, flight instructions, camera settings, flight plans and record keeping, data management, image quality & troubleshooting, sensors & artificial...

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"Train Your Brain: Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy" Educational Program

The prevalence of dementia across the United States is staggering. As the size of the older adult population continues to grow and adults live longer, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases will also increase....

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H&W Column: Crunch Your Way to Better Health

Fall is near and with it comes the traditions of baking pumpkin seeds after carving pumpkins or roasting chestnuts. Eaten as a snack or in meals, nuts and seeds can give your diet a nutritional boost while reducing your risk for chronic diseases.

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"Tips for a Successful Doctor's Visit" Educational Program

Have you ever left a doctor’s office wishing you remembered to ask a certain question? Or have you left it until the very end to tell your doctor about the real reason for your visit? With a little preparation, you can learn to make the most...

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H&W Column: Flu and Young Children

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Flu illness is more dangerous than the common cold for children and can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death....

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We are currently accepting applications for our Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator position!

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