PURDUE EXTENSION-7

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 armers, small farms, organic agriculture, and the Purdue student farm.

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.

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Recent Videos

M & G Farms Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Victory Acres Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Free Folk Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Maple Hill Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Four Flags Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Freedom Valley Farm Virtual Tour

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Local Farm's Experience During COVID-19

Part of the 2021 Small Farms Conference

Newsletter

We release a monthly newsletter that includes events, surveys, opportunities, and news about our community. You can also subscribe to our email list by clicking below.

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Partners

Purdue Extension's Diversified Farming and Food Systems program partners with many agencies across Indiana to support you as a diversified or beginning farmer, help you connect with other locals, and more.

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NCR-SARE Grants

North Central Region SARE administers several grant programs for a variety of audiences and programs that focus on research and education. Access their website and the application by clicking the link below.

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Our Team

Purdue Diversified Food and Farming Systems works to connect programming, research and learning focused on urban agriculture, community wellness, local food, beginning armers, small farms, organic agriculture, and the Purdue student farm.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

Dr. Tamara J Benjamin

Assistant Program Leader
Diversified Farming and Food Systems

615 W State Street
West Lafayette
IN  47907

AVAILABLE AT 8AM TO 5PM

(775) 496-1930

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