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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday May 22nd

This coming June 2019, look for week-long workshops such as these listed below. These low-cost workshops are held on-site at the Learning Network/Purdue Extension office (unless stated otherwise) during the weeks of June 10-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28 and feature many enrichment opportunities for local youth. Bus transportation provided for students living within Frankfort city limits.

Grade levels are based on incoming Fall 2019

Ecosystems, Karate and Mini Farm Experi-ence will be held at locations other than the Learning Network office. Transportation from the office (1111 S. Jackson St.) will be provided. All students in these classes who are not registered for pick-up from home should be dropped off at the office by 9 A.M. to take the bus to the off-site location. They will be back at the office by 12 P.M. to be picked up.

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