June 13, 2016
For further information contact
Mary Chrastil, 260-982-0672
Purdue Extension Services Program at NM
Monday, June 13, the North Manchester Historical Society is pleased to
host Purdue Professor Fred Whitford, who will present a program about the
history of the Purdue Extension Service.
Many people in our community, from farmers to master
gardeners to 4-H members, have benefitted from Extension Services.
The program will be held in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Retirement
Center, 2201 East Street, at 6:40 p.m.
There is no cost for the program.
The Cooperative Extension
Service is one of the nation’s largest providers of scientific research-based
information and education. It is a
network of colleges, universities and the U.S Department of Agriculture serving
communities across America. The Purdue University Extension Service program
provides practical solutions to local issues in the areas of agriculture and
natural resources, health and human services, economic and community development
and 4-H youth development. Besides
4-H, one of the best known programs is Purdue’s Master Gardener Program.
Whitford has authored more than 300
publications and become a popular speaker with more than 4,600 presentations
given throughout Indiana and the United States.
He is the Clinical
Engagement Professor, Botany and Plant Pathology and Director of Purdue
Pesticide Programs of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. His prior
professional activities include lab and field research, extension outreach,
regulatory work, and commercial pesticide application.
recognition of his significant contributions to Extension outreach efforts,
Whitford has received numerous awards, including the Frederick L. Hovde Award of
Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana, the Outstanding
Extension Faculty/Specialist Award from Purdue Extension, and an Excellence in
Extension Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
In addition, he was recently named an
Honorary Master Farmer by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue University
College of Agriculture.
loves working with people and seeing how Extension information can help
individuals better themselves. His hobbies including writing on the history of
agriculture at Purdue University, perennial gardening, and feeding birds.
Purdue Professor Fred Whitford.