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  • 1. Annual Meeting of the Extension Advisory Board and Council June 24, 2009 It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, that all persons shall have equal opportunity and access to the programs and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material may be available in alternative formats.
  • 2. Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
    • Mission Statement
    • The mission of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is education of Indiana citizens through the application of land-grant university research and knowledge base to develop youth and strengthen agriculture, families and communities.
  • 3. Program Areas
  • 4. Purdue Extension Team Project – “Eat Your Way to Better Health” Eat healthy, move more and live well! This program was taught at Ridgeview and Watson Elementary Schools.
  • 5. Master Gardeners Class of 2009 Agriculture & Natural Resources/Horticulture
  • 6. Master Gardener Advanced Training
  • 7. Master Gardeners at Ag Awareness Days
  • 8. Government Center Flower Beds Master Gardeners have volunteered over 8,000 hours between September 1, 2007—August 31, 2008.
  • 9. Arbor Day Programs Programs were presented to over 870 fourth grade students.
  • 10. Master Gardener Booth Master Gardeners answer questions from the public at area events!
  • 11. Master Gardener Help Line Master Gardener Help Line volunteers assisted over 500 residents during the months of April through October in 2008.
  • 12. We Even Welcome House Calls!
  • 13. Illiana Vegetable Grower’s School
  • 14. Pinney Purdue Field Day
  • 15. Workshops Offered
  • 16. Professional Improvement
  • 17. 4-H Youth Development Head Health Heart Hands
  • 18. 4-H Chicken Embryology Over 4,000 students participated in spring and fall hatches.
  • 19. 4-H Ag Awareness Days More than 1,000 youth from 18 schools throughout Lake County attended 4-H Ag Awareness Days.
  • 20. 4-H Bean Bag Tournament 4-H family and friends participated in this first time event.
  • 21. 4-H Sportfishing Project
  • 22. 4-H Camp at the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
  • 23. 4-H Night at the Railcats
  • 24. Mini 4-H Day Camp
  • 25. 2008 Lake County Fair
  • 26. CONSUMER & FAMILY SCIENCES Provides a Wide Range of Programming Including:
    • Money Traps
    • Supermarket Savings
    • Dining with Diabetes
    • Wild Turkey – From Field to Table
    • Deer Day – Venison
    • Home Food Preservation 101
    • Avoid Portion Distortion
    • Table for One – Magic Meal
  • 27. Wild Turkey – From Field to Table
    • Participants increased knowledge and understanding of appropriate food safety issues.
  • 28. Deer Day - Venison
    • Participants increased knowledge and understanding of appropriate food safety issues.
  • 29. Table for One: Magic Meal
  • 30. Family Nutrition Program Youth Family Nutrition Program Assistants Anna Hayden, Susan Gatlin, and Erin Sherrow Hayse
  • 31. Anna Hayden, Youth FNP
    • Anna has reached 3,266 Gary students teaching
    • “ Exploring MyPyramid with Professor Popcorn.”
  • 32. Susan Gatlin, Youth FNP
    • Susan has reached 4,736 Calumet Township, Hobart, Lake Station, and Hobart Township students teaching “Exploring MyPyramid with Professor Popcorn.”
  • 33. Erin Sherrow Hayse, Youth FNP
    • Erin has reached 7,172 East Chicago and Hammond students teaching “Exploring MyPyramid with Professor Popcorn.”
  • 34. Fun and Fit Roberto Clemente Center in East Chicago
    • We received $1,500 grant monies to teach youth
    • nutrition and wellness in East Chicago.
  • 35. Lake County Extension Homemakers
    • Lake County
    • Extension Homemakers Mission:
    • To Strengthen Families Through:
    • Continuing Education
    • Leadership Development for Women
    • Volunteer Community Support
  • 36. Lake County Extension Homemakers participate in a wide range of social and educational activities.
  • 37. Cultural Arts - Placemat Purse
  • 38. Volunteer Community Support Scholarship Winners
  • 39. Adult Nutrition Education Programs for Limited Income Families Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
  • 40. Lessons in Action Home visits include an educational lesson, cooking experience, and physical activity.
  • 41. Nutrition Advisors teach participants in their homes or in community locations throughout Lake County.
  • 42. English and Spanish We strive to meet the needs of many ethnic groups when cooking and teaching lessons.
  • 43. Cooking with culturally diverse foods.
  • 44. Have a Healthy Baby
    • Have a Healthy Baby is a six lesson series aimed to help pregnant teens and adults deliver a healthy baby. Lessons address:
      • Nutrition
      • Life–style choices
      • Expected weight gain
      • Food Safety
      • Prenatal Care
      • Feeding the Baby
  • 45. EFNEP and FNP participate in area networking groups to enhance quality of life for Lake County families.
  • 46. Collaborating Agencies We work with WIC, schools, food pantries, Head Start, Healthy Start and a host of other agencies.
  • 47. NWI Food Bank Conference Presentations
  • 48. Celebrate! Program graduates are recognized for their personal accomplishments.
  • 49. Economic & Community Development
    • MISSION STATEMENT
    • Purdue Extension’s Economic & Community Development Program provides citizens with programs and information they can use to:
      • Increase community vitality
      • Build leadership capacity
      • Enhance public decision-making
      • Resolve public issues
  • 50. Local Economic Strategies Workshops Stan Sims and Brad Clinehens were the local site facilitators in conjunction with Purdue campus specialists from the Center for Regional Development. GOAL: “ help community leaders develop new strategies and create civic networks to help troubled businesses develop new strategic directions and assist workers to navigate their choices of a new job in their field, get the skills they need for work in another career path, or set out on their own to pursue an entrepreneurial venture. This facilitated session will provide hands-on tools to develop these and other community-based approaches.”   Group activity included doing a ‘solution labs pack’ which is a strategic action plan exercise geared towards building local networks.   About a dozen local leaders participated in this state-wide workshop on how to develop community-based strategies for local economic networks, during a time of economic recovery.
  • 51. Growing for Market GOAL: “ To facilitate the entry of farmers and horticultural producers into the direct marketing opportunities available through well managed and strategically placed farmers’ and community markets.” This five week program covered a variety of topics to those vendors interested in participating in their farmer’s market.
  • 52. Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Workshops Over 50 participants have completed this workshop in Lake County since 2006.
  • 53. Galaxy 2008 Area 10 ECD Poster Session presented at Galaxy III Conference in Indianapolis National Extension Association conference and the Urban Extension Conference in Milwaukee.
  • 54. Extension in the News
  • 55.
    • A big
    • THANK YOU!
    • to all of our volunteers!
  • 56. S – pecial and wonderful - that’s what you are. V – aluable is the work you do. O – utstanding is how you always come through. L – oyal, sincere, and full of good cheer, U – ntiring in your efforts throughout the year. N – otable are the contributions you make. T – rustworthy in every project you take. E – ager to reach your every goal. E – ffective in the way you fulfill your role. R – eady with a smile, like a shining star,
  • 57. Purdue Extension Lake County Knowledge to Go