Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our website! If you live in Hancock County, feel free to stop into our office on the corner of Park Avenue and Apple Street in Greenfield to ask about your lawn, garden and questions about our natural resources. I enjoy meeting you and helping you with those questions. If you have any educational opportunities you would like me to speak at, I am happy to come and share on Agriculture and Natural Resources topics.  I especially enjoy pollinators, beekeeping, diversified farming, but love all aspects of farming and growing! 

Contact Us

Lais McCartney
972 E. Park Avenue
Greenfield, IN 46140
317-462-1113
lmccartn@purdue.edu


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Opportunities for you!
2022 OISC clean sweep pesticide disposal
2022 OISC Clean Sweep Information Form
WHAT:       An OISC Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended,
                  canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (herbicides,
                  insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana
                  State Chemist (OISC). This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant.
                  Over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity for you to
                  legally dispose of unwanted products at little or no cost.
WHO:        All public and private schools, golf courses, nurseries, farmers, ag dealers, general public, cities,
                  towns, municipalities and county units of government or others receiving this notice are eligible to
                  participate.

WHEN:      9:00 am to 3:00 pm Local Time
WHERE:    August 16, 2022: Ceres Solutions (Wabash County)
                                               573 East 700 South, Wabash, Indiana 46992
                   August 17, 2022: Bartholomew County Solid Waste District
                                               720 S. Mapleton Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201
                   August 18, 2022: Daviess County Highway Department.
                                               5247 East 100 North, Montgomery, Indiana 47558
                   August 23, 2022: Davis Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC) (Randolph County)
                                               6230 IN-1, Farmland, Indiana 47340
                   August 24, 2022: Co-Alliance (Porter County)
                                               210 East 400 South, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
                   August 25, 2022: Hendricks County Fairgrounds
                                               1900 E. Main St., Danville, Indiana 46122

HOW:         Complete the enclosed Pesticide Clean Sweep Participant Form to the best of your ability. Mail,
                   fax or e-mail the completed form to Nathan Davis at 765-494-4331 or
                   cleansweep@groups.purdue.edu no later than Friday, August 5, 2021. Then bring your leak-
                   free and safe-to-transport containers to the collection site. DO NOT mix materials. In case of an
                   emergency, you should bring with you a list of products you are carrying and a contact phone
                   number. 
*** Empty pesticide containers will not be accepted, please follow label directions for proper disposal of empty pesticide containers.*

*NOTE: OISC reserves the right to cancel this Pesticide Clean Sweep Project if there is not adequate demand. Participants submitting the enclosed planning form by August 5, 2022 will be contacted immediately if cancellation is necessary.ndiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC). This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. Over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity for you to legally dispose of unwanted products at little or no cost.
  • Please click on Clean Sweep Participant Form to fill it out or email cleansweep@groups.purdue.edu to have a participant form emailed. Click HERE to see the 2022 OISC Clean Sweep Information Form.
PARP (Private Applicators Recertification Program)
tOOLS FOR tODAY'S fARMERS: nAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES
The next Purdue Master Gardener Program Class will be in Spring of 2023

Diversified Farming and Food Systems

Purdue Diversified Farming and Food Systems works to connect programming, research and learning focused on urban agriculture, community wellness, local food, beginning farmers, small farms and organic agriculture.

Learn more

OTHER HANCOCK COUNTY AG & NATURAL RESOURCES INFORMATION/FAQ's:

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