Purdue Agriculture Initiative

Grade Levels:

Are you a 10th - 12th grader who's interested in the agriculture field?

CLD’s Purdue Agriculture Initiative, presented in partnership with Purdue University, provides Indianapolis Youth Development students and supportive adults with the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, learn more about the industry, tour Purdue’s campus and experience the School of Agriculture’s program.

Potential Career Fields: Biology, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Agronomy, Nutrition, Horticulture, Sustainable Development, Food Science, Plant Science, Landscaping, Turf Management, Taxidermy, Horticulture, Forestry, Agricultural Economics, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Food Technology and Processing.

This Initiative has Two Parts:

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Center for Leadership Development

On-site presentation from Purdue’s School of Agriculture: Students and families will engage with school representatives, meet professionals in the field, ask questions and learn about what it takes to succeed in agriculture.

Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 7:00AM-6:00PM (approx.) at College of Agriculture, Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus

Students plus one supportive adult will meet at CLD to board buses bound for Purdue University. On campus, students and supportive adults will tour the university, learn more about the agriculture program, network with students, and more.

Fall 2023 Program Information

August 8, 2023 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
at Center for Leadership Development
2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

 August 12, 2023 from 7:00AM-6:00PM
at Purdue University*
*Buses will transport students and families to and from Purdue University.

7:30 AM – Check in for the Campus Trip
8:30 AM – Depart CLD (Charter Bus)
10:00 AM – Welcome & Introduction – Pfendler Hall, 241
10:15 – 10:45 AM – Purdue Admissions Presentation – Pfendler Hall, 241
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – College of Agriculture Tour
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM – Lunch with Student Panel – Pfendler Hall, 241
12:50 PM – 3:45 PM – College of Agriculture Department Sessions – Various Locations
3:45 PM – Closing – Pfendler Hall, 241
4:00 PM – Depart Purdue (Charter Bus)
5:30 PM – Bus Arrives at CLD

Program Fee: FREE
Thanks to the generosity of Purdue University, this opportunity is FREE