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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Workshops Over 50 participants have completed this workshop in Lake County since 2006.
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.
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