Organic Agriculture

What We Do

Our program seeks to identify and address the diverse educational and technical resource needs of certified organic and transitioning to organic farmers through one-on-one technical support and formal extension programs for farmers, agricultural professionals, and landowners.

WHO We are

The Purdue Extension Organic Agriculture program coordinates extension and collaborative research programs in organic agriculture in Indiana. County educators work with the organic agriculture specialist to address stakeholder needs across the state.

Contact Us

Ashley Adair

Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist

625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 496-6362


Indiana Organic Network

Featured Story

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New publication on organic fungicides in tomato

See the latest information on which organic fungicides work and which don't in this publication hosted by eOrganic.

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The Organic Agriculture Program hosts a variety of events, programs, and workshops throughout the year. Click to see a selection of programs below.

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The Organic Agriculture Program has compiled a list of resources that may help you start up or manage an organic farm.

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Dry Edible Beans - A Large Grain for the Small Farm?

Dry edible beans are a valuable food grade crop not often grown in Indiana. While soybeans are the favored legume in large row crop systems, do food grade legume storage crops have a place on the small farm? This organically-managed variety trial...

Dry Edible Bean - 2022 Project Summary

Upcoming ANR Extension Events

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Organic Agronomy Training Service Eastern Region

The Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) is a collaboratively managed, multi-region training...

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Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meetings

Hosted by Purdue Extension, the Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting is an annual event that...

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Professional Development Trainings

Purdue Extension offers professional development trainings for agriculture professionals and...

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On Farm Research

Purdue Extension conducts organic agriculture research at several Purdue Agriculture Centers...

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One-on-One Consulting

Purdue Extension - Organic Agriculture offers one-on-one consulting to anyone looking for...