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November 2020

“I’m thankful for the ability to use technology to keep programs going—and to add in new elements.” ~ Gina Anderson “I am thankful for all of the ways Purdue has gone above & beyond to address the safety and protection of staff, faculty, students and the communities we serve throughout the pandemic.” ~ Cindy Barber …
Michael Wilcox
~Michael Wilcox, Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development, Purdue Extension Every November, our Purdue Extension Community Development team takes a moment to reflect on what they are thankful for, personally or professionally. I always look forward to reading their reflections. However, this year has been like no other. Period. As such, it makes …
~ by Daniel Walker, AICP, Community Planning Extension Specialist In October, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant kicked off a multi-meeting series focused on creating an action plan that will guide the future of the Cedar Creek watershed, a watershed just north of Ft. Wayne. This was a hybrid event, featuring the integration of a remote presenter. Community …
~Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, and Community Development – Purdue University We have always heard that change is good and change brings about new ideas. What happens when an event, business or community fail to change? When change fails to happen the business will ultimately close, the event will cease to occur, and the community …
~ Zuzana Bednarikova, Purdue Extension – Community Development Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) and Purdue Extension – Community Development (CDEXT) want to help small businesses shift toward a digital platform mechanism to support their survival during the COVID-19 pandemic and their growth/development when the situation improves. As a result, PCRD and CDEXT, in collaboration …
Kristi Whitacre
~by Kristi Whitacre, Community Development Educator & County Extension Director, Vigo County Sycamore and Tulip Poplar tree seeds orbited the Earth on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis STS more than 30 years ago, from December 2-6, 1988, as part of a Purdue Extension 4-H project with Astronaut Jerry Ross. The seeds were grown into saplings …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer, Purdue University Predictions are hard, especially about the future. Yogi Berra said that. (Unless he didn’t. Yogi also said, “I never said most of the things I said,” so we really don’t know.) Though some predictions are harder than others, we are confident about this one: Property tax bills for farmland …