Agriculture and Natural Resources Teams

The Agriculture & Natural Resources program area has six specialist teams comprised of campus and county Extension staff. Focused Teams include Animal Sciences, Diversified Farming and Food Systems, Farm Management, Field Crops, Horticulture, and Natural Resources and Land Use.

The purpose of teams is to provide a forum for Purdue Extension staff to:

  • communicate about resources and opportunities
  • state-wide program development and implementation
  • foster county and campus collaboration opportunities

Agriculture and Natural Resources are managed through a co-chair of a campus specialist and a county educator. An ANR Assistant Program Leader is also affiliated with each focus area to provide support as needed. ANR Team efforts undertake a variety of activities that are driven by committee members.

Contact Us

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


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Animal Sciences Team

The Animal Sciences Team works to develop and deliver, in person and virtual programming in the following for livestock, poultry, and companion animals.

Animal Sciences Team
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Diversified Farming and Food Systems Team

The Diversified Farming and Food Systems (DFFS) team works to connect programming, researching and learning focused on urban agriculture, local food, beginning farmers, small farms, and organic agriculture.

Diversified Farming and Food Systems Team
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Farm Management Team

The Farm Management Team designs and delivers research based programming and resources in farm financial accounting and analysis, marketing, succession planning, employee management, strategic planning, risk management, and mental health and wellness for families struggling with farm stress.

Farm Management Team
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Field Crops Team

The Field Crop Team hosts educational workshops, PAC Field Days, and programs that offer credit to help provide applied research, distribute up-to-date information, and resources for integrated pest management, soil health, water management, grain storage, nutrient management, precision agriculture, and more.

Field Crops Team
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Horticulture Team

The Horticulture Team provides programming, resources and newsletters to enhance the understanding of horticulture issues and to support sustainable business and production practices, networking and decision-making

Horticulture Team
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Natural Resources and Land Use

The Natural Resources and Land Use Team provides programming, resources, and aid to help audience network to make informed decisions and understand planning, policies, and practices that can benefit natural resources.

Natural Resources and Land Use Team