Our Mission



Increase scientific and public understanding of the diversification of locally grown foods and farming systems to improve the health of people, create economic opportunities for families and communities, and promote environmental stewardship.

Our Vision



Create a long-standing, vital resource for Purdue University and facilitate collaborations across academic disciplines. Practitioners, researchers, students and Educators will be able to engage in interdisciplinary activities around the core topics of urban agriculture, local foods, small farms, beginning farmers, student farmers and organic agriculture.

Who We Are



Purdue Diversified Food and Farming Systems is an Extension program made up of an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, extension educators, students, practitioners and partners. We work to connect programming, research and learning focused on urban agriculture, community wellness, local food, beginning farmers, small farms, organic agriculture, and the Purdue student farm.