Agriculture and Natural Resources

Welcome to the Purdue Extension - Boone County Agriculture and Natural Resources page. Please contact the Boone County Extension Office for additional information about our programs and services.

Purdue Extension Boone County has many Agriculture and Natural Resources programs and activities. Some of these include:

Commercial Agriculture

Boone County is consistently one of the foremost agriculture counties in Indiana, particularly in corn and soybean production. According to the 2017 United States Census of Agriculture, 85% of Boone County's land area is in farms and according to the Indiana Agriculture Statistics Service, in 2019 62% was planted to either corn or soybeans. In 2019 Boone County was 8th out of 92 Indiana counties in soybean production and 20th in corn production. Additional information on programs and services provided by Purdue Extension - Boone County is at the following link:

Commercial Agriculture Programs

 

Boone County Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are trained Purdue Extension volunteers who provide volunteer educational service to Boone County and Indiana communities and residents. This link has additional information on Boone County Master Gardener programs and activities and information about how to become a Master Gardener.

Boone County Master Gardeners

 

New Pest Alerts

Invasive Species/Pest Alerts

 

Save the dates

managing for today and tomorrow - register now!

What: Succession, Business, Estate, and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women

When: December 5, 7, 9, 12, and 14, 2022

Indiana Beef cattle association meeting

What: Valuable Information on a Variety of Beef Topics

When: December 7, 2022

digging deeper into land leases

What: Building Successful & Equitable Land Lease Agreements

When: December 6 - 7, 2022

goat ai clinic

Where: Hamilton County Fairgrounds

When: December 10, 2022

Beginning Farmer online Program - Register now!

What: Indiana Statewide Virtual 2023 Beginning Farmer Program

When: January 12, 2023

Heart of American grazing conference

When: February 20 - 21, 2023

Young Ladies in Ag forum

Who: Young Ladies in Ag Forum

When: February 22, 2023

Contact Us

Andrea Hatfield, Extension Educator
Agriculture & Natural Resources
ahatfield@purdue.edu 

 

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Current Precipitation Levels

  

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Midwest Climate Watch

 

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Reporting Hours for Master Gardeners 

 

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Purdue Pesticide Program

 

 

Upcoming Events

Purdue fencing school

When: October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 5:50pm

Where: Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center - 11371 E Purdue Farm Rd, Dubois, IN 47527

Why: Learn about fence options and installation through hands-on presentations and demonstrations.

How: Registration form is attached.

CSA Conference "Thinking Inside the Box"

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 7:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Purdue Fort Wayne Campus Conference Area

Why:  Learn more about how to start a community supported agriculture (CSA) program or how to expand your existing CSA and make it more sustainable and successful.

How: Register by visiting go.osu.edu/csa

2022-2023 Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue Area 6 Beef Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:00pm
Where: Sarah Burke Hall, Hancock County Fairgrounds, Greenfield, IN

Why: The meetings will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept. of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.

How: RSVP to Hancock County Extension at (317) 462-1113 by 12/1/2022.