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

¿Quiere terminar la primaria o secundaria? Venga a Plaza Comunitaria

¿Qué es Plaza Comunitaria? Un programa que con el apoyo del Consulado de México en Indianápolis y INEA (Institución Nacional […]

March 28, 2018 | Programs Continue Reading

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

March 11, 2016 | 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

2015 Clinton County 4-H Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 11 6:00-8:00 a.m. – Rabbit Check-in @ Livestock Show Arena 8:00 a.m. – Rabbit Show @ Livestock Show […]

July 8, 2015 | Programs Continue Reading

Clinton County Tutoring

Free, drop-in tutoring at Purdue Extension’s Learning Network (1111 S. Jackson St., Frankfort) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to […]

August 22, 2014 | Programs, Workforce Development Continue Reading