Allen County Resources

What We Do

The educators are eager to help you find answers and understanding related to health and human sciences, agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development, community development, and much more. The best way to contact us is by phone, email, or just stop in during business hours.
Our office also offers many services and educational opportunities throughout the year. Some of our services have a fee.

Examples of our FREE services:
  • Dawn to dusk access to the Display Gardens of Allen County
  • Master Gardener Hotline for horticulture questions
  • Electronic publications
Those with fees are as follows (cash or check only):
  • Printed publications/copies: $0.25/page
  • Drop-off diagnostic service: $3.00
  • Basic soil sample analysis: $20.00
  • 4-H Membership (Grades 3-12): $15.00
  • 4-H Membership (Grades K-3): FREE
  • Workshops: varies, contact for information

Allen County 4-H Information

Soil Testing Information


Contact Us

Purdue Allen County Extension Office
4001 Crescent Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 481-6826

Email Lawn & Garden Questions To


County offices

Allen County Staff


Allen County Featured Stories

Feeding the Birds in Our Landscape

Winter weather is for the birds! All puns aside, for those of us who love the outdoors, winter can be a challenge. One way to continue enjoying life outside is feeding birds. Armed with some basic information, you can help our feathered friends...

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The Skinny on Microgreens

Growing microgreens is on-trend these days and an important crop at a time when food prices are rising, the availability of fresh foods can be tricky, and perhaps more now than at any other time in our lifetimes, more people are gardening. What...

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Purdue Extension.
Grow with Purdue Extension's programs in Allen County

Give yourself or someone you know the gift of education Upcoming Educational Programs in Winter/Spring 2022 for farmers, growers, and gardeners in Allen County

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Purdue Extension.
Allen County 4-H Livestock Auction

Who Can Bid/Buy? Any business or family can participate in the Auction by registering and obtaining a Buyers' Number. Buyers may combine to make single purchases. Buyers wanting to “pool” their money must complete additional...

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Purdue Extension.
ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Training & Exam

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Training & Exam

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Purdue Extension.
2021 Plant Sales and Garden Walk

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Upcoming Allen County and State Extension Events

State Extension Featured Story

State Extension Featured Story

The historic Hamilton County (Indiana) Courthouse.
Guiding Local Governments Through a Pandemic

Purdue Extension’s On Local Government is a resource for elected officials and community leaders in large cities and small towns alike. Through its website, webinars and regional programs, the program focuses on legislative and financial...

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