Counselors Boost Leadership Skills
Purdue Extension-Posey County 4-H members in grades 8-12 develop interpersonal,
organizational, and leadership skills by helping plan and run the 4-H camp
program as camp counselors.
Counselors prepare for their positions by attending several training sessions
held March through May. They put their new skills to use at 4-H camp in June.
For many youth, 4-H camp is the first opportunity to test leadership and
communication skills, serve as role models for younger children, and strengthen
important life skills.
Block Party Encourages Smart Play
More than 150 Posey County preschool youth attended a Purdue Extension Block
Party in March. No, they were not having a party with their neighbors; they
were demonstrating that they can develop social and physical skills by playing
with blocks. Block play can also lay a foundation for math, science, and reading
Preschool children and more than 100 caregivers attended 11 Block Parties at
libraries, daycare centers, and preschools. Children were encouraged to play with
any or all of five kinds of blocks. After a day spent celebrating Dr. Seuss’s
birthday and playing at A Block Party, one boy said, “This was my best day ever!”
His parents asked, “When can we do this again?”
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
Workshop Cultivates Strong Families
Purdue Extension-Posey County facilitated a two-day Farm Estate and Succession
Planning workshop for farm families throughout southwest Indiana.
Speakers presented ideas on ways farm families can improve their financial
management and communication skills to create more successful farm operations.
The speakers also offered practical advice on ways to enhance success in preparing
a farm succession plan and discussed practical strategies for addressing legal and
tax issues related to farm estate planning.
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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|