Team Members

Katie Benner

Katie Benner

Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist
765.496.3842

Department of Food Science
NLSN, Room 1243
745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette IN 47907

Specializing in marketing and education, she provides expertise in:

  • Coordinating the Vintage Indiana Festival
  • Marketing Indiana Wineries to consumers
  • Designing new marketing and consumer education materials
  • Developing marketing, financial and various business plans
  • Conducting educational workshops
Jill Blume

Jill Blume

Enology Specialist
765.494.1749

Department of Food Science
NLSN, Room 1251
745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette IN 47907

Specializing in enology (winemaking), she provides expertise in: 

Miranda Purcell

Miranda Purcell

Viticulture Extension Specialist
765.496.0756

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
HORT, Room 308
625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette IN 47907

Specializing in viticulture (growing grapes), she provides expertise in:

  • Establishing vineyards
  • Managing vineyards
  • Identifying and managing pests
  • Evaluating new grape varieties
  • Advising about equipment and supplies
  • On-site visitations

Not sure who to talk to?

Contact Jill Blume:

blume@purdue.edu
765.494.1749

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