Purdue Extension Director announces retirement
by Dave Russell
After nearly 35 years of service to Purdue University, Dave Petritz, director of Purdue Extension has announced he will retire June 30th.
“Purdue has been one of the leading Extension organizations in the nation due in large part to the quality of his leadership,” said Randy Woodson, Glen W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “There is no one who cares more deeply about the university, Purdue Agriculture and Purdue Extension than Dave.”
During his career at Purdue, Petritz was involved in several programs to help farm family’s deal with difficult financial times. He also coordinated the 1988 drought response effort that included a toll-free hotline and extensive media coverage.