Porter County Resources

What We Do

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, Human and Health Sciences, Economic and Community Development and 4-H Youth.

Contact Us

Porter County Purdue Extension
porterces@purdue.edu
155 Indiana Ave, Ste 301
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 465-3555

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State Featured Story

State Featured Story

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New Roots for refugee community in Indiana

Fleeing from military dictatorship and religious persecution in the Chin State of Burma, many Chin refugees have made Perry Township, on the far southside of Indianapolis, their new home. Linda Adams, Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program...

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Upcoming Porter County Extension Events

Featured Stories

Person plants vegetable plug into ground.
Annie's Project: Farming in Indiana's Cities and Urban Fringe

This six-week course is a discussion-based, interactive workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in urban agriculture, production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. There's plenty of time for...

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Porter County 4-H Junior Leader Updates

Thanks to all who helped out around the fair this year. Your volunteerism truly made a difference to 4-H members, families, volunteers, and staff!! And I commend you on all the hard work you put into fair time… doing your exhibits, helping...

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New issue of Garden Thyme now available

Hello summer! First dry, now wet, what will the rest of this unpredictable season bring? It will bring growth, bounty, beauty and joy to a gardener's heart. So, put down the trowel and enjoy reading the July issue of Garden Thyme! And, as...

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Garden Thyme Library - All issues

The award-winning Garden Thyme newsletter is now in its 5th year. The newsletter is a bimonthly collaboration between Purdue Extension - Porter County and Master Gardeners. The newest issue, along with all past issues, is now available.

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Ag and Natural Resources Newsletter - Porter County

If you would like to receive this newsletter by email or US Mail, please contact Nikky Witkowski, ANR Educator, at Purdue Extension Porter County, by phone: 219-465-3555 or email: nikky@purdue.edu

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2021 Porter County 4-H Handbook

Learn all the details on the 4-H projects we offer in our handbook. The 2021 edition of the Porter County Handbook is now available below as a downloadable PDF document.

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