Community Programs

Purdue Cooperative Extension in Clinton County exists to fulfill its land-grant mission, commissioned by the Morrill Act in 1914. Our County Extension office consists of four program areas—(1) Economic & Community Development (ECD), (2) Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), (2) 4-H, and (4) Health & Human Sciences (HHS)—with four educators dedicated full-time to executing Purdue’s Strategic initiatives in their areas of expertise. The Learning Network of Clinton County is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based organization which operates under a Memorandum of Agreement with Purdue University, sharing staff resources and occupying the same physical location. The Advisory Boards of Clinton County’s Purdue Extension and the Learning Network provide both fiscal and programmatic oversight. Purdue Extension’s ECD Educator, Melinda Grismer, is also the Learning Network Coordinator since both roles are closely aligned in terms of workforce development and educational attainment. The land-grant mission of Extension—to bring research-based information and opportunities to all residents of Clinton County—matches hand-in-glove with the Learning Network’s mission of lifelong learning.

See below for a complete diagram of the responsibilities of each educator and the types of programming they provide to the residents of Clinton County:

County Extension Educational Programming

Summer Kids Workshops

This coming June 2017, look for week-long workshops such as these listed below. These no-cost or low-cost workshops are held […]

March 23, 2016 | Announcements, Programs, Youth and Family Continue Reading

Learning Network English Literacy-Civics & Spanish HSE Preparation Classes (March 2016)

March 11, 2016 | Programs Continue Reading

2016 Career Fair

2016 College/Career Fair coming in September! Stay tuned for more details!

January 22, 2016 | Announcements, Workforce Development Continue Reading

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Course

Bridging the Gap is the nation’s leading medical interpreter training program. This training prepares bi-lingual individuals to work as a […]

December 2, 2015 | Announcements, Programs Continue Reading

Master Gardeners

The purpose of the Purdue Master Gardener Program is to teach people more about growing plants and to more effectively […]

August 31, 2015 | Programs Continue Reading