Purdue Extension Service celebrating 100 years

MARSHALL COUNTY — Purdue Extension has been part of the agricultural heritage of Marshall County and other counties throughout the state for a century. That milestone will be commemorated Saturday at the Plymouth Farmers' Market.

The celebration will take place Saturday Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Plymouth Farmers Market on the corner of Garro and River Street.

Purdue Extension is one of the nation’s largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. Locally, the agency has helped establish the Homemakers Clubs, 4-H youth programs and agriculture related programs such as farmer training and Master Gardener certifications.

Purdue University Extension Service continues to be a source of knowledge for modern farmers providing continuing educational credits to maintain private applicator, commercial applicator, and certified crop advisor certificates.

An extensive history of the agency in Marshall County is published in today's Pilot News.