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
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West Lafayette, IN 47906

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ANR Statewide Office Members

Angela Abbott

Angela Abbott

College of Agriculture Administration
Interim Extension Director
765.496.2488
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 for Community Development Purdue Extension | Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist | Illinois - Indiana Sea Grant Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
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
Diversified Farming and Food Systems Program Leader & Urban Agriculture Specialist
765.496.3255

Nathan Shoaf, received his M.S. in Ecological Sciences and Engineering from Purdue University with a focus on horticulture and soil microbiology. He has over 20 years of experience working with stakeholders in urban farms and specialty farm production throughout the United States. Areas of interest: soil health, remediation, contaminant fate and transport, risk perception, and science communication. Nathan collaborates with stakeholders, Extension staff, and faculty to enhance Extension’s statewide programming and resources.

Ashley Adair

Ashley Adair

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Organic Agriculture Specialist
765.496.6362
Ashley specializes in organic agriculture education and outreach across all types of crops, including grain crops and specialty crops. Her extension program aims to assist organic growers in their efforts to diversify their crop rotations and improve soil health, as well as to educate ag professionals about organic practices and build their capacity to help growers across Indiana.
Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Beginning Farmer Coordinator
765.496.1930
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
Adam Shanks

Adam Shanks

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Digital Agriculture and Natural Resources Curriculum Lead
765.894.1694
Bryan Overstreet

Bryan Overstreet

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Conservation Agronomist and Soil Health State-Wide Coordinator (Northern Indiana)
Hans Schmitz

Hans Schmitz

Purdue Extension - Agriculture & Natural Resources
Conservation Agronomist and Soil Health State-Wide Coordinator (Southern Indiana)
812.483.7554
Sarah Hanson

Sarah Hanson

Purdue Extension - Agriculture & Natural Resources
Food Systems Coordinator
765.494.8430
Jennifer Pluhar

Jennifer Pluhar

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Senior Administrative Assistant
Mia Reynolds

Mia Reynolds

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Web Manager