Purdue Extension Offering Food and Agriculture Classes
Dining with Diabetes
This course is for those who are living with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes and for their primary caregivers. Topics covered include food choice, diet planning, healthy cooking, portion control, medical indicator awareness, and health activities for diabetics.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
EFNEP aims to teach limited resource audiences meal planning and grocery shopping, current USDA dietary guidance, nutrition labels, physical activity, food safety, and feeding young children. Target audiences for EFNEP include youth in urban area, pregnant teens and adults and men or women living in rural areas with children under 12.
Serving up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum
Serving up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum is for youth in grades 1-6, the aim is to teach and establish healthy food, nutrition, and physical habits to young children. Topics covered in this course include nutrition basics, physical activity, dietary guidelines for young children, and food safety.
Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
The educational workshops provided by this program are affiliated with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program initiative. This program aims to teach families how to better utilize their food dollars and food stamps in a safe environment. These free and easy accessible programs aim to develop knowledge of nutrition and meal planning, food preparation and safety, and resource management. FNP does live cooking demonstrations and hands-on learning to teach families how to better manage their food money and time.
Recipe for Growing Healthy Children
Recipe for Growing Healthy children teaches child care providers new and innovative healthy practices for young children. The course will teach providers six new practices to change their mindset from feeding children to growing healthy children.
Food Safety for Bazaars, Buffets, and Community Suppers
This program aims to teach safe food preparation and cooking practices for large scale public gatherings.
ServSafe aims to train and certify individuals for the ServSafe certification. Purdue Extension partners with the Indiana Restaurant Association and uses the National Restaurant Associations ServSafe curriculum to certifiy food handlers throughout Indiana.
Eat Better For Less
The Food and Nutrition Program partners with many organizations to to promote healthy eating at a more affordable cost for individuals.
Cooking Up a Food Business in the Home Kitchen
This course is an online webinar designed for farmers/gardeners who aim to produce and sell their own special products. This course discusses rules and regulations for food entrepreneurs.
Fresh From the Farm (Freezer Beef) program
This program aims to connect Indiana beef producers with beef consumers. This website allows consumers to locate and purchase Indiana raised beef in their areas.
Making Your Market Farm Work For You
This course aims to provide a top-to-bottom strategizing and planning for the small farm. The course teaches fundamentals of farming/gardening as well as the business aspect of it- marketing, management, finances, etc. It is offered on Thursday, March 5th 2015 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Conference Center.
The Indiana microbrewery industry has seen rapid growth in recent years, this course aims to help farmers start growing hops. The workshop will provide information regarding supplies and equipment, soil management and marketing strategies designed for growing hops. This class if offered on Thursday, March 5th 2014 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Conference Center.
These classes are part of the Indiana Small Farm Conference, for more information on this conference please see https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/smallfarms/Pages/default.aspx.
*Classes not available in all counties, check website for more details on availability.