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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Indiana


Station History

Purdue Extension logoIn conjunction with the state of Indiana, Purdue University operates one cooperative extension office in each of the 92 counties comprising Indiana. Each of these cooperative extension offices provides information and analysis that is useful to and popular with farmers, agricultural-industry employees, gardeners, naturalists, and homeowners. Cooperative Extension also includes youth development, family and consumer sciences, and community development.

After the return of a large number of veterans at the close of World War II, Purdue University opened over forty extension centers throughout Indiana. Through these many extension centers Purdue University offered freshman-level classes for both the purpose of the convenience of students starting their college studies close to their residence before taking the more major step of transferring to the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana as well as the purpose of off-loading a substantial number of freshmen from scarce residential and classroom resources of which the main campus was in short supply to handle a rapid major expansion in its enrollment following the periods of smaller enrollment during both the Great Depression and World War II.

Of these over forty extension centers, five were retained over the multiple decades since WWII and transformed into institutions that grant degrees that require four or more years of study.

Extension Publications

Station bulletin

Lafayette, Ind. : The Station, 1947-

no online access


LaFayette. -1956.

no online access

Research bulletin

Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University, Agricultural Experiment Station,

no online access

Contact Information

Purdue Extension
615 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Historic Photographs

Agricultural Hall, Purdue University, Indiana, c1931

Agricultural Hall, Purdue University, Indiana c1931
Courtesy of Wikimedia

Pig and piglets

How to Grow Thrifty Spring Pigs from Leaflet no. 208, 1940.