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Oral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 May 8

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TitleOral history interview with David Petritz, 2007 May 8
IntervieweePetritz, David C.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0607032_pt1(Petritz)
Date RecordedMay 8, 2007
Abstract of InterviewBorn in Rockford, Illinois, David C. Petritz was the only child of a farm family. The farm still remains with the family. Following completion of his graduate work, he received a Doctorate from the University of Illinois and came to Purdue in 1972 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. His areas of research and extension work were in the economics of beef and sheep, forage production and marketing, and agricultural market analysis and outlook. He recounts his affiliation with the Extension Service [Cooperative Extension Service] at Purdue and Indiana. He became Director of Extension in 1999, having previously served as agricultural and natural resources program leader. As Vice President for Engagement, he accompanied President Jischke on many of his visits to Indiana Communities over the last six years. Quote: Part of what we do in Purdue Extension is to look ahead to the challenges that are coming and preparing people to deal with these things.
SubjectsPetritz, David C.--Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Agriculturists
Agricultural extension work
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration1 hr., 14 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c65x280d
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