St. Joseph County Resources

Purdue Extension - St. Joseph County offers programs in agriculture, health and human sciences, 4-H & youth development, and nutrition education.




4-H & Youth development

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Health & Human Sciences

Nutrition Education Program


Contact Us:


Purdue Extension - St. Joseph County
125 S. Lafayette Blvd. 2nd Floor
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9605

Open Monday through Friday
8 AM - 4:30 PM


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For More Information

For more information, or to join the St. Joseph County Homemakers, please contact The Homemaker's President, Cyndy Keeling, by email: or phone: 574-250-7617.

Click HERE to view the latest Homemaker's Newsletter: The Hotline!

Click HERE to view the 2023 Esther Singer Scholarship Guidelines

Our office does NOT do free soil testing.  We recommend A&L Great Lakes Lab in Ft. Wayne.  We can provide a Soil Testing Kit that you would have to mail to the Lab in Ft. Wayne with a check.  If you are interested in the kit, give our office a call.  574-235-9605.


The mission of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is education of Indiana citizens through the application of land-grant university research and knowledge base to develop youth and strengthen agriculture, families and communities.


We will be a leader in providing relevant, high-impact educational programs that transform the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities in Indiana and the world.