Reps. Burton and Price welcome Johnson County Purdue Extension to the Statehouse
STATEHOUSE — State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) met with two representatives from the Johnson County Purdue Extension at the Statehouse on Tuesday.
Purdue’s Cooperative Extension Service offers programming related to agriculture, natural resources, human sciences, community development and youth development through the 4-H program. According to its website, the Purdue Extension is the one of the nation’s largest providers of research-based information and education, with specialists working alongside Hoosier communities in 92 different counties.
Linda Souchon, the Johnson County Extension Director and an instructor of Health and Human Science, represented the Purdue Extension. Her fellow educator, Louise Beaman, represented the National Council for Agricultural Research. The four discussed recent agriculture legislation, as well as trends and development in science and agriculture.
“The Johnson County Purdue Extension equips future leaders of Indiana by offering knowledgeable solutions to local problems,” said Rep. Burton. “Their use of education to serve and develop Hoosier communities makes them an indispensable resource to this state, and it’s an honor working with them to grow and advance small-town Indiana.”
“One of the many things I love about this job is getting to meet members of the community with such extensive insights into so many various subjects,” said Rep. Price. “Agriculture is the backbone of our Hoosier state and I very much enjoyed discussing potential future endeavors in the agricultural industry with the Johnson County Purdue Extension.”
For more information about Purdue Extension programs in Johnson County, please visit: www.purdue.edu/makingadifference.