Youth Development & Agricultural Education

A Word from the Editor

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Hannah Tucker I didn’t always want to study agriculture. Growing up on a small farm instilled a respect for the industry in me, but I had other careers in mind during high school. I wanted to be a marine biologist. I have always been fascinated by ocean life, and I was hooked on the…

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The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 23, Number 1 were the Fall 2017 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Leah Jones, staff writer; Hannah Tucker, managing editor; Karl Grossniklaus, staff writer; Emma Martin, staff writer; Danae Baskin, staff writer. (Not pictured) Kevin Leigh Smith, instructor; Tim Thompson, design advisor; Chuck Wineland, editorial advisor.

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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Program director awarded Indiana Social Worker of the Year

Friday, September 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University alumnus Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, program director and creator of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) at Purdue’s Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, has been awarded the Social Worker of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

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Intern states Purdue’s case to lawmakers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Abigail Bender Gabrielle Reese does not go to classes every day. On some days, the sophomore agricultural education major from Lebanon, Indiana, finds herself at the Indiana Statehouse attending a committee hearing to learn about new bills that could affect Purdue University. “Every day is different,” Reese said. “Some days I just have emails…

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Ryan Scully in front of Boilermaker sign

An Officer and a Scholar

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Growing up in Spencer, Indiana, Ryan Scully didn’t expect to go to college. The Purdue sophomore had always planned to join the military following high school. But involvement in organizations like FFA and 4-H changed his perspective. While participating in activities through those agricultural groups, he was encouraged to take advantage of his natural leadership…

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Quincy Clark working with children at YMCA

A Passion for Mentoring

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Never underestimate the value of mentoring. Just ask Quincy Clark. Clark has just completed her first year as a Ph.D. student at Purdue. In addition to concentrating on completing course work, juggling several research projects, lecturing to and mentoring LSAMP and SROP scholars, and honing her dissertation topic. Quincy is planning a research agenda that…

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It’s Been An Honor

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

For Senior Mikaela Wieland, part of the attraction of attending Purdue was the opportunity to tell her family’s story. The Princeville, Illinois native got her first experience promoting agricultural communication in high school by providing marketing services for her family’s beef business. When she found out she could continue down that path as a career,…

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