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2015 Community Development Archives


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Valparaiso Chamber Leadership Academy

The Valparaiso Chamber Leadership Academy graduated its 10th class, strengthening its collaboration with Purdue Extension. Sixteen participants...

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HCI Finalists Announced

On December 4, 2015, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann sent an electronic video to congratulate four newly designated finalists for the HCI. The...


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Office of Community and Rural Affairs Recognized by Purdue Extension

OCRA has funded a $100,000 socioeconomic and fiscal study of rural Indiana undertaken by Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development...

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Cindy Barber Wins Two Awards!

Daviess County Purdue Community Development Extension Educator Cindy Barber was the recipient of two awards last week in honor of her community...

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SET Program Given Partnership Award by NIFA

The national Stronger Economies Together program (SET) has earned a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for...


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Leadership Vermillion County Kicks Off

The kickoff for Leadership Vermillion County was held on Wednesday, September 9 at the Clinton Elanco Laboratories. Participants were treated to...

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Purdue University Plays Key Role in Stronger Economies Together Program

A team of Purdue University community and regional development professionals will play a key role in advancing the efforts of two groups of Indiana...


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Wilcox Recipient of Major Award

I know that many of you were made aware by Jason Henderson of the important award our CD colleague Michael Wilcox received from the National...


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Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces Annual Meeting in Frankfort, Indiana

“Imagining what Downtown Frankfort will look like in 10 years” was the whole point of the Enhancing the Value of Downtown Public Spaces...

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Purdue Extension Contributes at NACDEP

Purdue Extension and PCRD Team Members attended the 2015 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Annual Meeting this...

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All In’s Successful Community Forum in Jasper County

All In wrapped up its community forum in Jasper County on Tuesday, February 24. All In is a three-part program developed by Purdue Extension that...


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Extension Provides Leadership at Batesville Food and Growers Association Annual Conference

Food and Growers Association (FGA) hosted their 9th annual conference on February 7, 2015, in Batesville.


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A Powerful Network: Purdue Extension Support is Critical to Small Businesses

Purdue Extension’s involvement in community development initiatives helps individuals, businesses and communities acquire the knowledge and...

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Hometown Collaboration Initiative Communities Unveiled

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced six communities that have been selected to participate in the Office of Community and Rural...

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Extension Leads Strategic Planning Process for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

On December 19, 2014, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Board of Directors adopted a plan to increase the number of meals distributed by two...

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