12/22 New Demographic Data Collection for Purdue Extension

By: Julie Huetteman, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator 

The USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released new guidance about collecting demographic information from Extension program participants. To comply with the new guidance, Purdue Extension has reviewed our current approach, explored options with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team led by Lisa Anderson, Senior Area 10 Director, and Skye Kantola, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator, conferred with our North Central Region University colleagues, and reviewed U.S. Census research.

As a result, we have developed a new approach to collecting demographics. Information is available – instructions, race/ethnicity descriptions, and adult and youth demographic surveys.

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