Britt Copeland is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Agricultural Economics and is in his first year pursuing a Masters Degree in the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education. Originally, he is from a 6th generation cattle farm in Madison, Indiana, where Britt was an avid 4-H and FFA member. This all led him to seek a career and purpose within the Agriculture Community. Britt continues to enjoy volunteering as a 4-H project leader in Jefferson County because of the impact of Purdue Extension in his own development. That impact coupled with the University’s reputation and his time on campus competing in high school speech, judging and academic competitions made Purdue his first choice for higher education.
Research, teachings, projects, grants, etc.
Britt’s current role is a research assistant for Dr. B. Allen Talbert. He is tasked with creating curriculum as part of a USDA – SPECA Grant titled Engaging Underrepresented Populations in the Food and Agricultural Sciences through Urban Agriculture.
After graduation, Britt plans to pursue a career as a Purdue Cooperative Extension Agent or Educator in either Economic and Community Development or 4-H Youth Development. That being said, he is still open to all opportunities that present a chance to help build up agriculture friendly communities and encourage the next generation of agriculturists.
BS Agricultural Economics Purdue University
USDA- SPECA Grant: Engaging Underrepresented Populations in the Food and Agricultural Sciences through Urban Agriculture
Dr. B. Allen Talbert