Purdue Extension
Making a Difference in Huntington County


Class Sharpens Money Management Skills

Purdue Extension-Huntington County hosted budgeting classes. The Where Does Your Money Go? program helps participants focus on their personal spending habits by working within a budget. Ninety-four percent of program attendees (since September 2012) reported they will think differently about managing their money.

Here are some comments from participants:

“I definitely need to write what I spend down so I can see it.”

“I will spend on what my family needs and not what I want.”

 
School Programs Educate Youth

Purdue Extension-Huntington County collaborated with Huntington County schools during the 2012- 2013 school year with these programs:

  • Professor Popcorn nutrition education and chick embryology programs for elementary students.


  • A seven-session career development program for two ninth-grade classes at Huntington North High School.


  • Huntington County Ag Day was held in April 2013 for all third-graders in the county. Extension staff and volunteers from a variety of agriculture-related businesses shared activities for the youth through 13 learning stations.
Purdue Extension Delivers
  • Every $1 spent on the Indiana Family Nutrition Program is expected to create $35.75 in economic returns.


  • In a recent survey, 94% of Indiana 4-H participants graduating from high school planned to pursue post-secondary education.


  • In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in economic impact.


  • Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients received more than $7 million in grants to support community projects.
 
Workshops Provide Updates on New Fertilizer Application Rules

Ninety agricultural producers attended Purdue Extension-Huntington County workshops in November 2012 and March 2013.

Purdue Extension educators shared updates about new fertilizer and manure storage and application rules that became effective in February 2013. The presentations focused on showing proper techniques to both crop and livestock farmers. Attendees also could earn Private Pesticide Applicator recertification credits at the workshops.

  
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