What We Do

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.

Quick Links:

PARP Website
Michiana Master Gardeners Website
Michiana Master Gardeners Facebook

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.

Contact Us

Crystal Van Pelt
ANR Extension Educator -
Plants & Horticulture
cvanpelt@purdue.edu 

Kathryn Jennings
ANR Extension Educator -
Animal Production
jennin30@purdue.edu

Purdue Extension Elkhart County
17746 County Road 34 Ste E
Goshen, IN 46528
574-533-0554

Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Animals Sciences

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Navigating Farmland Inheritance

Join us virtually for our Navigating Farmland Inheritance 2-session workshop!

Navigating Farmland Inheritance
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Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families

Learn more about this upcoming 4-part extension workshop.

Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families
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Indiana Dairy Producers

The Indiana Dairy Producers (IDP) organization is an organized voice for Hoosier dairy farmers,...

Indiana Dairy Producers

Diversified Farming and Food Systems

Diversified Farming and Food Systems

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The Indiana Dairy Producers (IDP) organization is an organized voice for Hoosier dairy farmers,...

Diversified Farming and Food System Team Page
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Farm to School

Farm to School is a comprehensive effort to increase access to healthy food options for Indiana...

Farm to School Program
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Indiana Small Farm Conference

The Indiana Small Farm Conference serves as the annual educational and farmer-to-farmer...

Indiana Small Farm Conference
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Beginning Farmer Signature Program

The Purdue Beginning Farmer program seeks to support new farmers determine their mission and...

Beginning Farmer Program
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Maple Syrup Team

Every spring, Indiana maple syrup producers open up their “sugar shacks” so that you...

Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend

Farm Management

Farm Management

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Every spring, Indiana maple syrup producers open up their “sugar shacks” so that you...

Farm Management Team Page
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Becoming the Employer of Choice

This program is geared for current and future farm managers/owners looking to improve their human...

Becoming the Employer of Choice Program
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Ladies in Ag and Conservation

Join us to learn more about what each group brings to the table and how they help you with your...

Ladies in Ag and Conservation
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Ag Women Engage Conference

Join us for the 2024 Ag Women Engage Conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort...

Ag Women Engage Conference

Field Crops

Field Crops

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Join us for the 2024 Ag Women Engage Conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort...

Field Crops Team Page
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UAV Signature Program

The Purdue Cooperative Extension Service is piloting a UAV Signature Program teaching individuals...

UAV Signature Program
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Purdue on the Farm

Purdue On The Farm is designed to connect Purdue Extension with our clientele and partners to...

Purdue on the Farm Program
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PARP Events

PARP offers events throughout several counties.

PARP
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CCH's for Commercial Applicators

The office of Indiana State Chemist CCH's for Commercial Applicators page.

CCH's for Commercial Applicators

Horticulture

Horticulture

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The office of Indiana State Chemist CCH's for Commercial Applicators page.

Horticulture Team Page
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Master Gardener Program

The Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program trains gardening enthusiasts as volunteers to assist...

Master Gardener Program
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Rainscaping Education

The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program provides training and resources on rainscaping practices...

Rainscaping Education
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Purdue Consumer Horticulture

View the latest Indiana gardening articles and publications from Purdue.

Purdue Consumer Horticulture Page