Purdue Extension
Making a Difference in Posey County

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 fundamentals.

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 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.
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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