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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19


Recent Stories

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Growing Food, Growing Communities

Purdue Extension partners with local communities not only to grow and supply nutritious food, but also to deepen partnerships, provide education and ultimately strengthen people.

Johnnie Mae Farm, formed from a partnership between Purdue Extension and the city of Fort Wayne, Ind., is a small, urban farm that provides affordable, fresh produce to a neighborhood that otherwise has limited access to food.

Whether it’s through urban gardening, Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed) programs or sharing gardening tips via videos, Purdue Extension continues to grow its resources and programs for Hoosiers.

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Championing Mental Health

Purdue Extension brings life-saving courses and resources to Indiana, supporting mental health in rural and urban settings.

The Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team supplies practical tools to help farmers address the day-to-day stresses and difficulties of owning and operating a business that is often subject to many challenges and uncertainties.

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Trained Purdue Extension educators offer the Mental Health First Aid program across the state — helping participants understand how to interact with and support someone who may be developing a mental health issue or experiencing a crisis.

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Caring for Our Communities

Purdue Extension cares for Indiana communities, fulfilling needs as they arise and providing practical resources for all.

From sewing fabric masks for healthcare workers to organizing lunch distribution drive-thrus and providing STEM activity kits for first responders’ families, Purdue Extension stepped up across the state to provide for all during the pandemic.

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Purdue Extension educators across the state teamed up with Prairie Farms to distribute over 2,000 gallons of milk to people in need and to food banks after COVID-19 severely disrupted the dairy supply chain.

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Discovering a STEM World

In the field and the classroom, Purdue Extension is discovering new technologies to solve worldwide problems.

Through research conducted at Purdue University, Purdue Extension is using data, science and innovation to advance agriculture’s future.

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Purdue Extension’s Indiana 4-H Youth Development team is encouraging STEM at home through this comprehensive list of learning resources for families to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preparing Hoosiers for Their First Job

From homework to working at home, Purdue Extension helps Hoosiers prepare for work by advancing digital access and providing workforce training for Indiana communities.

Purdue Extension and the Heartland Career Center are providing education and hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in precision agriculture, a skill that is needed more every day as more technology is brought to Indiana farms.

Purdue Extension, the Purdue Center for Regional Development and Utah State University Extension are offering the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course — a program designed to equip people with the tools and skills needed to work from home.

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Training Tomorrow's Leaders

Woven into every Purdue Extension program and resource, we prepare Hoosiers to lead in their community, career and personal life.

Purdue Extension’s Indiana 4-H Youth Development Teens as Teachers program empowers youth to become subject matter experts in a topic of their choice and deliver programming to their own communities.

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The Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program equips gardening enthusiasts with the knowledge and tools needed to bring home horticulture education to Indiana communities.

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Upcoming Events




The Nature of Teaching & Indiana Master Naturalist Training - Monroe County


01:00 PM




NEPAC Organic Field Day

Columbia City

09:30 AM




Area 7 Lunch 'N Learn Series: Pesticide Damage and Drift


12:00 PM




Diagnostic Training Center Workshop

Multiday Event


09:00 AM