4-H Members Learn Leadership & Life Skills
Indiana 4-H develops the leadership and life skills of Posey County youth
in a variety of ways. During the past year, a significant portion of the
224 4-H members surveyed reported that participation in 4-H helped them
- “Finishing on time” (67% of respondents)
- “Completing a task” (63%)
- “Creativity” (63%)
- “Responsibility” (62%)
- “Following directions” (61%)
Of the 96 skills listed, each was noted at least four times by participants
as being learned through 4-H participation.
Biggest Loser Challenge
Fifty Posey County residents are lighter! The Fit for the Future Coalition
and Purdue Extension teamed up to challenge Posey County residents to be
“Big Losers.” During the eleven-week program, ten teams of participants
learned ways to enjoy food but eat less and to increase their activity levels.
Combined, the group lost 476 pounds. However, the goal of the program was not
to lose weight. Instead, participants were encouraged to seek lifestyle
changes, increase activity in their daily lives, and consume fewer calories
while enjoying a higher nutrient content.
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
PARP's the Word!
Purdue Extension–Posey County conducted Private Applicator Recertification
Programs (PARP) for more than 200 private pesticide applicators in Posey and
surrounding counties during the past year. Private pesticide applicators need
three of these program credits to renew their permits every five years.
Presenters offered practical advice on weed and insect control as well as
up-to-date information on controlling diseases in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
In addition, crop producers gained information on fertilizer application,
current agronomic issues, and marketing their crops.
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|Posey||Food and Health; Home and Money; Seniors||2012||Making a Difference|
|Posey||4-H Youth Development; Home and Money||2012||Making a Difference|
|Posey||Animal Agriculture; Economic and Community Development; Field Crops; 4-H Youth Development; Home, Yard and Garden||2011||Making a Difference|