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