CVENT Update

By: Erin Watson, Ed Store Office Manager

EFFECTIVE 6/22/22:
Cvent Requests must be submitted (at minimum) 30 days prior to the event date.  This allows the Ed Store the necessary time to complete set-up while providing registrants ample time to sign up.  Event Requests without this lead time are subject to being rejected and requested to resubmit with alternate dates.

Those events that require the shipping of materials are especially effected by this.
Rushed events do not prove successful.

Extension Reviewed Bulletins and Publications

Faculty and Specialists who wish to have their publications reviewed should locate the updated form on Hub<Faculty & Specialists<Extension Publication Approval and Production Form.

Extension Reviewed Bulletins Process
Questions about the Extension number process should be directed to your department Extension leader or the Extension administration office, Jen Pluhar (Pluhar, Jennifer Nicole <>), assistant for Henry Quesada.

More information at the Extension Hub

1. The extension specialist completes the Production Extension process (including the form)
2. The extension specialist requests a number from the Extension administration office, Jen Pluhar (Pluhar, Jennifer Nicole <>), assistant for Henry Quesada.

  • Extension colleagues may layout their own publication using the AgComm provided template.
  • Extension colleagues may partner with AgComm. AgComm will assist with editing/design expertise (see checklist for further assistance)

*NOTE: The priority level is no longer required. Extension may revise the existing form in the future to reflect process changes.

Standard bulletins
Once all assets are provided by our client and we agree/commit to following the schedule (e.g. providing copy, reviewing, and approving edits according to the agreed production schedule):

Workzone requests for 1-2 page bulletins will be completed and delivered within 4 weeks
Workzone requests for 4-12 page bulletins, will be completed within 6-8 weeks, depending on complexity and required editing. The exact schedule will be agreed upon during the initial discussion.
Curricula and guides need to be discussed with coordinators, program leaders, and AgComm at the time the projects are conceived.

Expert Reviewed process EXAMPLE checklist


  • Write/revise the publication
  • Assemble all files (graphics, word document) in one folder
  • Send for peer review (two people)
  • Respond to reviewer edits and read one final time
  • Send to (Department Extension leader) for approval
  • Fill out the Extension form and send it with a number request to the Extension administration office, Jen Pluhar (Pluhar, Jennifer Nicole <>), assistant for Henry Quesada. for approval
  • Request a project with AgComm, Deposit named publication folder with files in shared Box folder with AgComm
  • AgComm will create a work plan and timetable for the publication
  • AgComm will send edits of the Word document to the author
  • Author will approve Word document edits
  • AgComm will do the layout and design and send a pdf for the Author to review
  • Author will review the design and send edits
  • AgComm will send the files to the Author

Author will send files to the Education store to post

Professional Development Conference 2022

Save the date for this year’s Professional Development Conference!

PDC will be held virtually on December 6, 2022 and in-person on Thursday December 8, 2022.

This will grant those traveling from farther distances a day to get to West Lafayette, Purdue Memorial Union. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and all together on December 8th!


Spanish Demographic Surveys Updated, May 2022

By: Julie Huetteman

We have made a correction to the Spanish Demographic Surveys. All PDF versions have been updated.

If you have used the Spanish PDF surveys before May 2022, please go back to the website to get the updated PDFs and discard the old ones.

Demographic information is posted where you can find it:
On the Extension Hub:
Extension Educators:
Extension Faculty/Specialists:, click on the USDA Reporting tab at bottom.

Please email if you have questions.

Managing Farm Risk Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar series
Wednesdays May 25 – June 29, 11am-noon ET

Join an experienced team of Extension educators, specialists, faculty, and a lawyer as we present the Managing Farm Risk Webinar Series. This series will encompass a techniques and tips to mitigate, transfer, and avoid risks in production, marketing, financial, legal, human resource, and social media. Risk is inherent to any business, and farms arguably face more risks than another businesses. Contingency plans will help businesses efficiently recover from disruptions or disasters. Through this webinar series, managers, owners and key employees will be better prepared for disruptions and disasters that their business and/or family will inevitably encounter. This free webinar series will consist of 6 webinars, topics below:

May 25: Human Resource Risk
June 1: Legal Risk
June 8: Production Risk
June 15: Social Media Risk
June 22: Marketing Risk
June 29: Financial Risk



Welcome Eric Imboden, Extension IT Specialist

We are elated with the news that Eric Imboden will be joining us as the new IT Specialist and will begin work today,  Monday, May 2nd. Eric will be ensuring that all of our technology needs are met by teaching us and consulting with us on the tools that Extension currently uses or could potentially use to assist us in our work responsibilities.

Eric is a Missouri native, but has made his way to Indiana after wanting to finish his degree at Purdue. He comes to us with over 20 years of experience at companies such as Ernst&Young, several small software and consulting companies, and later on Eli Lilly.

Deciding to the leave the corporate world in 2010, Eric chose to pursue a career at Purdue, as he enjoys working with students and thrives in collaborative working environments. Most recently he has enjoyed the position as the Academic IT Specialist for the Department of Entomology.

When he is not working, you can usually find him playing or listening to music, reading, working on his endlessly fixable old house, or roasting coffee. Eric has three sons, two of which graduated from Purdue, and one that he refers to as a ‘traitor’ as he is set to graduate from Ball State in a few weeks. Eric enjoys spending time with his family and discussing/arguing sports with his sons.

Please welcome Eric to Extension!

Purdue Day of Giving, April 27th

By: Lily Morrissey, Communications Specialist

Last week, Purdue Foundation for Life met with Extension via a Zoom meeting to discuss the Purdue Day of Giving. This meeting was not recorded, however, you can find the Purdue Day of Giving – Extension toolkit online and check the Purdue Day of Giving website for all information related to this large campaign.

It is very exciting that this year, all counties have the opportunity to participate in Purdue Day of Giving and earn donations that will be recieved by their county. Please be sure to read Dr. Henderson’s April newsletter, From the Director, to learn more details of how your county funds will be managed.

All counties are encouraged to view the Purdue Day of Giving tool kit and participate in Hourly and Full Day Challenges. As a friendly reminder, please make sure to always use the full verbage of ‘Purdue Day of Giving’ and to not abbrieviate when composing your social posts. It is also helpful to add in your ‘thank you’ for donating posts, a hashtag at the end of your post with where the funds are intended to go to. (#PorterCounty)

These links are also shared on the Social Media page, found underneath the Communications tab on the Hub, or the Quick Links menu.


Cvent Workshop

New to Extension? New to using Cvent?

Just need a refresher or have questions?


What:  Cvent Workshop
Where:  Zoom (link to be provided to those who RSVP)
When:  Thursday, May 19th/10-11 AM EST
Why:  to educate, review, and get questions answered



Creating a Digital Ready Business

By: Kristi Whitacre, Community Development Educator

The Community Development Digital Ready program will be offered statewide April 5-May 3. Please consider sharing the following information with your local stakeholders, Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers, and area businesses. It’s also posted on the Vigo County webpage event (feel free to copy it and post it on your website) as well as the Vigo County Extension and Community Development Facebook pages.

The Purdue Extension Digital Ready program is designed to help small businesses learn to leverage online tools and services to grow their business. Workshops are designed to take about an hour and include a presentation from a trained Extension educator, activities, handouts and more.

Register for one or more of these virtual workshops to take advantage of digital tools to grow your business. For session descriptions visit Classes are $25 per session and are limited to 50 people per class. All sessions are held virtually from 11 am-12 pm CST/12-1 pm EST.

  1. Claim Your Online TurfTuesday, April 5
  2. Website BasicsWednesday, April 6
  3. Grow Your Virtual CustomersThursday, April 7
  4. Search Engine OptimizationTuesday, April 12
  5. Email Analytics & MarketingWednesday, April 13
  6. Podcasting 101Thursday, April 14
  7. How to Blog SuccessfullyTuesday, April 19
  8. Introduction to Social Media PlatformsWednesday, April 20
  9. Social Media Plan & ContentThursday, April 21
  10. Social Media Analytics & MarketingTuesday, April 26
  11. Emerging Business TechnologiesThursday, April 28
  12. Digital StorefrontTuesday, May 3

For more information visit our website at or contact Kristi Whitacre at or (812) 462-3371.

Click here and Register By April 3, 2022: