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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 Extension Activity Update

Starting July 1, Purdue Extension will adhere to Indiana’s Back on Track plan, the social distancing and public health/safety guidelines of Purdue University, and recommendations from state and local health authorities regarding in-person events.

County 4-H fairs can occur after Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30 — contingent on a county having reached stage five of the Back on Track plan and adherence to best practices at these fairs to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The health and safety of our stakeholders, staff and volunteers continues to be our top priority. Through June 30, in-person events remain either postponed or offered virtually.

For more information, please read this Purdue University News Service release.

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COVID 19 has had major impacts on the food processing industry. Learn more about analysis of the market and anticipated outcomes from our experts.

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4-H Youth Development

4-H empowers youth to continue hands-on learning during social distancing. Dive into resources that have been created and collected for kids and families, including live Thoughtful Thursday civic engagement sessions for high school students.

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Home Gardening Help

Perhaps this is the year that you decide to begin your garden. Purdue Extension specialists have resources and tips for getting started. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or a novice, there is information that can help you grow your best produce.

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Supporting Families

As families face challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences is providing help. “Families Tackling Tough Times Together” will help your family navigate these uncharted waters.

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Community Development and COVID-19

Purdue Extension interacts with local and community development to provide necessary resources as local governments play a crucial role in working to reduce the spread of the virus.