Purdue Extension annual report and lunch planned

Dr. Jason Henderson,Director of Purdue Extension, Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Assistant Vice President of Engagement, will share his insights on how “Purdue Extension is Moving Indiana Forward” at the Purdue Extension – Dubois County annual meeting on Tuesday, March 7.

Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, the program will be in the Lecture Hall of the Classroom Building on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Community leaders, elected officials, leadership of Purdue Extension affiliated groups, and county residents will benefit from his message.

A nationally recognized expert in agricultural and rural issues, Jason R. Henderson leads statewide public engagement and research-based education in 4-H Youth Development, Agricultural and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Health and Human Sciences. As Purdue’s Assistant Vice President for Engagement, he provides leadership in university-wide initiatives that connect Purdue expertise and resources to statewide needs and helps form effective partnerships to grow Indiana’s economy and improve quality of life for its residents.

Jason previously served as Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. While serving as the Bank’s regional economist and Nebraska representative, he also led Federal Reserve efforts to track agricultural and rural economies, including the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions and the Federal Reserve System’s Agricultural Finance Databook. He also managed the Main Street Economist, a bimonthly publication covering economic issues affecting rural areas, and has published more than 60 agricultural economics research articles in academic and Federal Reserve publications on such topics as land values, entrepreneurship, electronic commerce in agriculture, demographics, and many more. He holds masters and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

Register for this event, call Purdue Extension – Dubois County at 812-482-1782 by Wednesday, March 1.

A grab-and-go $5 lunch provided by Northeast Dubois High School Career Pathways: Culinary Arts Students will be provided to pre-registered guests, payable at the door.

For more information, contact Jan Dougan, Purdue Extension – Dubois County Director, at 812-482-1782 or jmdougan@purdue.edu. Purdue Extension – Dubois County appreciates our local financial institutions for sponsoring this program: German American, Freedom Bank, Old National Bank and Springs Valley Bank & Trust.

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