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The Purdue Extension delivers practical, research-based information that transforms lives and livelihoods.

What We Do

  • Provide relevant, high-impact educational programs that transform the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities in Indiana and the world

Notes

The Purdue Extension Service is one of the nation’s largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It’s a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service program areas are:

  1. Agriculture and Natural Resources – Extension educators with agricultural and natural resource specialties offer programs and information on agricultural production and financial management for farmers, food and fiber processors, manufacturers and consumers. We also provide expertise in environmental issues, natural resource conservation and land use.
  2. Health and Human Sciences – Health and Human Sciences Extension specialists and educators provide education to people. We:
    • Help communities analyze, identify and meet the needs of families.
    • Train volunteers and paraprofessionals to assist in areas of critical concern to families.
    • Motivate people to become leaders and address community issues.
    • Collaborate with agencies, community organizations, and educational groups to address the needs of families.
  3. Community Development – Purdue Extension Community Development strengthens the capacity of local leaders, residents, and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.  It provides local support and resources in the areas of leadership and civic engagement, community and organizational planning, economic and business development, local government education, and creating quality places.
  4. 4-H Youth Development – A dedicated network of Extension educators, parents, local leaders and volunteer staff makes Indiana 4-H one of the most valued youth programs in the state. Purdue Extension youth educators develop individual talents, life skills and leadership abilities among Indiana’s young people through the traditional venue of 4-H clubs and county fairs, but also through field-tested school enrichment materials and local-led community programs.

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.

Purdue Extension – Martin County Faculty


Dena Held, County Extension Director / Educator 4-H Youth Development
P: 812-295-2412
hheld@purdue.edu

Amber Tompkins, Secretary
tompkia@purdue.edu

Contact Us

Purdue Extension – Martin County
2666 US Hwy 50
Loogootee, IN  47553
(located inside the Community Learning Center)
P: (812) 295-2412
Hours: M-F  8am-4pm
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