Purdue Extension: Local Faces 14

Purdue Extension Success Stories
(From left) Eva Bates North (Corydon town council president), Sean Davis (member of the hometown col
Catherine Turcotte of Corydon is experiencing how Purdue Extension is helping rural communities develop their future. The Harrison County community aims to create a new park with help from the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.
Marc Rubin poses in the woods with his dog, Mildred.
Purdue Extension workshops are teaching hunters how to safely handle and process the venison they hunt.
Jacqui Duncan (foreground), whose life has changed because of tick-related health problems, stands i
Ticks transmit a mind-boggling variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause sometimes deadly illnesses, but tick research has lagged behind other vectors such as mosquitoes. Purdue medical entomologist Catherine Hill is changing that.
Jianxin Ma holds a dish of seeds from cultivated soybeans (right) and from their wild, hard-coated r
Wild soybean seeds are expert survivalists. They are well protected from severe conditions and inhospitable environments and can remain viable for decades. Jianxin Ma and his team are studying ways to bring these qualities to cultivated varieties.
Bruce Applegate and other researchers developed a process that extends the shelf life of milk by wee
Research by Bruce Applegate shows that rapidly heating and cooling milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present. And that can extend the shelf life of one of the most common staples in the refrigerator by several weeks.
Jaden Freeman (left) and Cherise Schafer participated in a Purdue Extension program aimed at improvi
Like a lot of parents, Cherise Schafer realized that "the teenage years are kind of a new frontier." As her son, Jaden Freeman, turned 13, the family turned to Purdue Extension's Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.
Nancy and Jim Reiff, family farmers in Koskiusko County, didn't get any hoped-for federal assistance
Nancy and Jim Reiff, family farmers in Koskiusko County, didn't get any hoped-for federal assistance after an energy audit of their grain dryer operation. But that's not the end of their story.

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