Purdue Agriculture Initiative

Grade Levels:

Are you a 10th – 12th grader who’s interested in the agriculture field and/or STEM or STEM related fields?

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: Agriculture Sciences Education & Communication, Applied Meteorology & Climatology, Aquatic Sciences, Botany & Plant Pathology, Botany, Crop Science, Entomology (Insect Biology), Farm Management, Fermentation Science, Forestry & Natural Resources, Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Science, Soil & Water Sciences, Technology, and Wildlife.


Purdue University Offers:

  • Globally renowned faculty
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Internships that advance your skills and establish career connections
  • Study Abroad opportunities in hundreds of programs
  • 40 + student organizations


Purdue College of Agriculture Facts & Stats:

  • 150+ companies attend their Fall Career Fair
  • Award more than $2.2 million in student scholarships yearly
  • 96% of their 2020 graduates started their career or continued their education within a year
  • 9:1 student to faculty ratio
  • $48,337 beginning average salary for Purdue Agriculture Graduates

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 will board buses bound for Purdue University. On campus, students 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 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

Registration Closed