Purdue Extension - Floyd County
We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources. The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. The Purdue Extension focuses on: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health & Human Sciences, Community Development and 4-H Youth.
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If you phone the Extension Office and your call is not answered, please leave a message. Voice messages are transferred to email and you will receive a timely reply. During inclement weather or other circumstances, office staff may be working remotely. They will reply to emails and return phone messages as time allows. Thank you for your patience.
The federal government, in partnership with states, is deploying broadband funds through
the Broadband Equity, Adoption, and Deployment program also known as BEAD. Indiana is receiving close to $870 million. A map compiled by the FCC will dictate where these funds go. So, we need to make sure Indiana’s map is as accurate as possible. See the information below for details.
4-H brings youth together to learn new ideas, develop skills, work cooperatively to problem-solve community issues and needs, and to become leaders in their community. The basis for the program is to utilize their HEADS for clearer thinking, HEARTS for greater loyalty, HANDS for larger service, & HEALTH for better living. Not just for their own benefit, but for their club, community, country & their world.
4-H SPARK Club Information -See Upcoming Events below for current SPARK Clubs
The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program reaches beyond traditional agriculture to meet the needs of citizens and homeowners.
Soil Sample Information- Bring soil sample to Extension Office. Open Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Beginning Gardening Series - Check out Gina's new gardening video series! She will cover a variety of gardening topics such as vegetable gardening, herbs, planting trees, woody plants, and perennials! She will also discuss what you should be doing with your garden at certain times of the year.
Pollinator Day - April 27, 2024! See flyer for more information!
The Health and Human Sciences (HHS) program focuses on four main areas: human health, human development, food nutrition, and family resource management. Education on a wide variety of subjects affecting families or consumers is also offered to community groups and service organizations in the county.
The goal of Community Development (CD) is to “Provide Indiana citizens with educational programs and information they can use to: increase community vitality, build leadership capacity, enhance public decision-making, and resolve public issues.” The five focus areas for this program are: Community and Public Policy Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Learning Centers and Workforce, and Planning & Visioning
Check out Our Community Garden!
Learn about the newly added Pollinator Paradise to our parking lot!
To learn more about Community Development, click here.
Join Purdue Extension for an online workshop series: Explore Starting a Business at Age 50+. Register by January 30th! See the flyer for more information!