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Purdue Extension - Grant County printable brochure

Read about activities and impacts of Purdue Extension programs in lower half of page.

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)

The agriculture and natural resources (ANR) program is where Extension first began, but the scope of this program now reaches beyond traditional agriculture to meet the needs of residents and homeowners. Traditional agriculture is served though programs such as private pesticide applicator recertification programs, and through topics such as integrated pest management, farm management, agronomy and animal science. Homeowners can benefit from ANR educators through information about pest identification and control, home lawn & garden information, trees and landscape plants. Many people enjoy the popular Master Gardener program. Educational venues include personal consultations, group meetings, newspaper articles, television and radio spots.

Grant County ANR Program

Health and Human Sciences (HHS)

The health and human sciences program (previously known as consumer and family sciences) focuses on three main areas: human development, foods and nutrition, and family resource management. Education on a wide variety of subjects affecting families or consumers is also offered to various groups and service organizations in the county with which we partner, and through newspaper and radio. The HHS Extension Educator serves as advisor to Extension Homemaker Clubs (EHC), an organization of homemakers in Grant County that serve the community and continue to learn about current issues that affect home and family. Family Nutrition Program (FNP)Assistants work with families of limited resources to offer nutrition, food purchasing and food safety lessons face-to-face in homes and in group settings. This person works from referrals from several social service agencies in the county.

Grant County HHS Program  •  Family Nutrition Program

clover4-H Youth Development

4-H fosters life skill development through hands-on learning opportunities for youth. Caring volunteers contribute to positive youth development. Youth in grades 1 and 2 can be involved in Mini 4-H, while youth in grades 3-12 may be involved in the traditional 4-H program. A wide range of project choices are available that appeal to urban and rural youth. Junior Leaders are 4-H members in grades 7-12 that develop leadership through service learning. Teachers may take advantage of several school enrichment program options available for use in the classroom.

Grant County 4-H Projects Page

Economic and Community Development (ECD)

All Purdue Extension Educators function to some extent in the area of economic and community development. The ANR Extension Educator serves on the Area Plan Commission and works with people exploring new business ventures. The CFS Extension Educator partners with area agencies that serve families and children and offers educational programs to various groups. The 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator has contacts with teachers to offer educational programs to youth, while leadership and life skills are taught in 4-H. The overall name of this program area was changed in recent years from leadership and community development (LCD) to its present name.

Family Nutrition Program (FNP)

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is conducted by Purdue Extension - Grant County in cooperation with Purdue University and U.S.D.A. It has as a prime objective to educate limited resource families and individuals by helping them to utilize their food dollars and stamps appropriately and efficiently, provide a safe meal environment, and improve the nutritional quality of their diets. Grant County benefits from this federally-funded program at no direct cost to Grant County taxpayers in county tax dollars.

Grant County FNP

Purdue Extension Strategic Initiatives

Recently Grant County residents contributed input toward statewide Extension Strategic Iniatives that will guide a good portion of our efforts through 2015. Read about these focus areas here.


Activities and Impacts of Purdue Extension Programs in Grant County

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Annual Reports

2012-13  •  2011-2012  •  2010-2011  •  2009-2010  •  2008-2009  •  2007-2008  •  2006-2007  •  2005-2006  •  2004-2005  •  2003-2004  •  2002-2003  •  2001-2002    

Purdue Extension Making a Difference

One-page briefs designed to give readers a quick look at the impact a few select Purdue Extension programs have made in Grant County.

Nov. 2013  •  May 2013  •  Nov. 2012  •  May 2012  •  Dec. 2011  •  May 2011  •  Dec. 2010  •  Mar. 2010  •  Oct. 2009

Extension Board Resources

All A-Board materials