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March 25, 2013

Purdue Extension Office hosting Open House

Greensburg — The Purdue Extension Office of Decatur County will host an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., April 1, at the Extension Office, located at 545 South County Road 200 West.

Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator Atina Rozhon said that the office’s annual Certificate of Distinction Award winners will be named at 6:30 p.m.

Explained Rozhon, “The Certificate of Distinction Award is given to one male and one female. These individuals have gone above and beyond the call of duty regarding Extension Office programing efforts. These are people who are always there helping out and asking ‘what else can I do?’ once they’ve finished their previous task.”

Rozhon stressed that individuals from other agencies can also win, noting that members of Decatur County’s Extension Homemakers Club have won the award in the past.

Individuals from other agencies who win the award represent a community agency with whom the office has partnered to help make the program grow, she said.

“Such individuals,” she added, “have been vital to both the success of the program and vital to our partnership with the agency they represent.”

The Extension Office’s mission, Rozhon said, is “to transform lives and livelihoods through research-based education.”

The Purdue Extension Office of Decatur County has four program areas: 4-H and Youth Development, AG and Natural Resources, Health and Human Sciences, and Economic and Community Development.

“The winner of our Certificate of Distinction Award isn’t always someone who works in agriculture,” Rozhon pointed out. Of course, AG is extremely important to Decatur County, but the Extension Office is involved in so many other areas of importance.”

The office is involved in so much, in fact, that Rozhon put the number of 2012 Extension programs “at least 100.” She also pointed out that three educators coordinated those programs and that the office currently has a vacant educator position it’s attempting to fill.

In example of Extension Office programs, Rozhon mentioned her “Eat Your Way to Better Health” program, which she conducted in eight-week sessions at each of the County’s three elementary schools.

“We listen to the needs of the community,” she explained. “We base our programs on what we hear to try and meet those needs. And we’re not limited to any particular age group, either. Most of our programs are free of charge, and when we do charge, fees are minimal.”

The April 1 Open House will include cookies provided by the Extension Homemakers and drinks.

“If you‘ve never been to the Extension Office,” Rozhon said, “if you’re not sure who we are or what we do, this would be an excellent opportunity to find out more about us.”

For more information, call the Decatur County Purdue Extension Office at 663-8388.

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011

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