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Purdue hires new Extension director

U.S. Federal Reserve Bank

A Purdue graduate will be the next director of the university’s Extension Service. Jason Henderson received his master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics.

He’s currently a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In that role he leads the Bank’s agricultural and rural outreach and research programs. He also is responsible for outreach programs in the state of Nebraska for the Kansas City Fed, and leads efforts to track agricultural and rural economic conditions for the Bank.

Henderson also will serve as an associate dean in the College of Agriculture when he begins work May 28th.

He was one of four finalists who interviewed on campus for the job earlier this year. Henderson takes the place of Chuck Hibberd, who now oversees the University of Nebraska Extension Service.

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