Purdue Agriculture Initiative

Grade Level
10th 11th 12th


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 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 are: 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:

October 19, 2021  from 6:00-7:30PM 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.

November 13, 2021  from 7:30AM-5:30PM (approx.) at Purdue University

Students plus one supportive adult 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 2021 Program Information

October 19, 2021 from 6:00-7:30PM
at Center for Leadership Development
2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., 46208

November 19, 2021 from 7:30AM-5:30PM
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

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