ANR Statewide Office Members

The Statewide Office is tasked with communicating information to each of the Extension Educators, Specialists, and offices. These individuals are tasked with hosting programs, assisting county offices, and disimenating up-to-date information to all over Indiana.

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Agriculture and Natural Resources
625 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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ANR Statewide Office Members

Jason Henderson

Dr. Jason Henderson

Purdue Extension
Senior Associate Dean and Director of Purdue Extension
765.494.8489
Henry Quesada

Dr Henry Quesada

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Program Leader, Agriculture and Natural Resources
765.494.8492
Kara Salazar

Dr. Kara Salazar

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Assistant Program Leader & Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities
765.494.1070

Kara Salazar is Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University Extension, and the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Working with multidisciplinary teams, Kara oversees the development and delivery of programs to support community planning and sustainable development strategies in communities across Indiana, Great Lakes states, and the North Central Region. Kara is a certified planner (AICP) and has a B.S. and M.P.A. in natural resources management and nonprofit management from Indiana University, a M.S.Ed. from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and is a Ph.D. candidate in natural resources social science at Purdue University.

Walt Sell

Walt Sell

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Assistant Program Leader
574.201.8065
Walt Sell focuses in soil health, water quality and nutrient management. He work closely with County Extension Educators and campus faculty and specialists to transfer results of groundbreaking research to realworld applications for farmers and agribusiness personnel.
Nathan Shoaf

Nathan Shoaf

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Urban Agriculture State Coordinator
765.496.3255

Nathan Shoaf, has worked on soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion contamination issues for remediation sites as a field technician, consultant and regulatory agency project manager. In addition, he has worked with community gardens and urban agricultural projects on improving soil health and safety using organic amendments such as composts, biosolids and biochar.

Ashley Adair

Ashley Adair

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Organic Agriculture Specialist
765.364.6363

Ashley Adair is the Ag and Natural Resources Educator in Montgomery County. Her areas of interest include cover crops, small farms, local food, UAVs, and native plants. Recently she has been working on farm to school and school garden projects in the Crawfordsville area.

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Beginning Farmer Coordinator
765.496.3225
James Monroe

James Scott Monroe

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Food Safety Extension Educator
812.888.7401
Joe Rorick

Joe Rorick

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agronomist, Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
765.494.9138
John Scott

John Scott

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Digital Agriculture Extension Coordinator
765.894.1694
Jennifer Pluhar

Jennifer Pluhar

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Senior Administrative Assistant
Mia Reynolds

Mia Reynolds

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Web Manager