Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension (ANR) Educators serve as research based, unbiased information source for county and state constituents on a variety of topics including: crops, ag business, livestock, natural resource, horticulture, small farms, urban ag, pesticide use, and land conservation. In partnership with Purdue University subject matter experts, ANR Extension Educators can provide relevant and proven best management practices to address many client's situational needs. 

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Crystal Van Pelt
ANR Extension Educator -
Plants & Horticulture

Kathryn Jennings
ANR Extension Educator -
Animal Production

Purdue Extension Elkhart County
17746 County Road 34 Ste E
Goshen, IN 46528

PARP (PrivatE applicators recertification program)

For information on the Private Applicators Recertification Program (PARP), please visit the Purdue Pesticide Programs PARP page here. A list of PARP events around the state can be found here. 



The Indiana Master Gardener is a program sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service through the local county Extension Office. Master Gardeners is a volunteer training program designed to meet the information needs of the local gardening community. It is much more than a gardening class. Its specific aim is to provide information and technical assistance about gardening and home horticulture through the use of qualified volunteers. Participants in the program volunteer their services in the community.

Learn more at https://www.michianamastergardeners.com and https://www.facebook.com/michianamastergardeners/ 

Having trouble with bugs, slugs, trees, gardens, or your lawn? Contact the Master Gardener Answer Line at 574-533-0554 or elkhart.mg@gmail.com . Our trained Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions April through September.