Tony Buechler's family has been raising turkeys and chickens in Dubois County for three generations. Thanks to help from Purdue Extension, Buechler can handle state environmental rules without outside assistance, saving his business money.
Grzegorz Buczkowski helped develop hydrogel baits to battle invasive ants. Not only are the baits effective, they use 100 times less pesticide than other kinds of baits. Hydrogels hold the promise of reducing costs and safeguarding the environment.
Kathy Cooley helped start a food growers group dedicated to bringing healthy, fresh food to low-income families in Batesville. A Purdue Extension program helped the group realize what they could accomplish - and earn a grant.
Carmen DeRusha, a Purdue Extension-Marion County educator, has helped the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis adapt an educational program. Participants learn how to work with people of different cultures, build self-sufficiency, and more.
Important nutrients called carotenoids play important roles in human health. A Purdue study found that carotenoid levels in breast milk are lower for U.S. women than for women in China and Mexico - a reflection of diet and socioeconomic factors.
Ronald Jones is on a mission to help youth get interested in gardening and eating healthy. The retired police officer volunteers with the Purdue Extension-Lake County Master Gardener Program and helped plant a teaching garden for kids.
The Color Me Healthy curriculum helps preschoolers and their families learn about nutrition and exercise. Tana Sheets, a preschool director, says the program has changed families and says Purdue Extension-Adams County helped make it possible.