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 6, 2024 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 10, 2024 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 2024 Program Information

August 6, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
at Center for Leadership Development
2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

 August 10, 2024 from 7:00AM-6:00PM
at Purdue University*
*Buses will transport students to and from Purdue University.

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