4-H Youth Reaching Out to Those in Need
Young people in the Huntington County 4-H program are
learning leadership skills while they assist families
with low resources in the community. Members completed
these service projects in 2012:
- Youth from nine 4-H clubs helped weed and maintain
a community garden that provides fresh vegetables
for more than 175 families.
- 4-H Junior Leaders held fundraisers and provided
Christmas gifts for 4 families with limited means.
- 4-H poultry members donated 200 birds to furnish
meat for local food pantries.
Program Participants Give Back to Community
Participants in Purdue Extension-Huntington County programs
are now teaching others. The following are examples:
- Master Gardeners, who earned their certifications through
training in the county, helped plan and teach a 10-session
community educational series about gardening topics.
In 2012, 270 attended these sessions.
- A 2010 graduate of the Getting Ahead program has co-facilitated
the four programs that followed her class. Getting Ahead teaches
financial stability. There were 10 graduates in the series
completed in November.
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
- In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded
that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in
- Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients
received more than $7 million in grants to support
Farmer Workshops Focus on Water Quality
Good soil nutrient management in field crop production is essential to
protect water. Purdue Extension-Huntington County and the soil and water
district coordinated three workshops on this topic. A total of 128 growers
attended. Presentations focused on cover crops, conservation tillage,
agricultural drainage, and safe pesticide application.
One participant said, “I will test my water quality. I will also be using
the information for some planned farm drainage. I have done some no-till
corn with mixed results. This info explained why.”
|Huntington||Field Crops; 4-H Youth Development; Home and Money; Home, Yard and Garden; Natural Resources/Environment||2012||Making a Difference|
|Huntington||Economic and Community Development; Food and Health; Home, Yard and Garden||2012||Making a Difference|
|Huntington||Home and Money; Home, Yard and Garden||2012||Making a Difference|
|Huntington||Economic and Community Development; Food and Health; Home and Money; Home, Yard and Garden||2011||Making a Difference|