Harrison County Resources

What We Do

We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources.  The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education.  It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.  Purdue Extension focuses on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, Health and Human Sciences, 4H Youth Development.

Our educators are here to help you find answers and understanding related to these program areas. You can contact us with questions Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm by phone, email, or just stop by our office at 247 Atwood Street in Corydon. Our office also offers many services, programs, and educational opportunities, as well as partnerships with community organizations.

Educational Opportunities Include:

  • Soil Sample Analysis
  • Harrison County Extension Homemakers
  • Plant and Insect ID
  • Community Wellness/SNAP Ed
  • 4-H Minis (Grades K-2)
  • 4-H Membership (Grades 3-12)
  • ServeSafe Food Handler and Manager Certification
  • Harrison County Master Gardeners
  • Health, Family, and Nutrition Education
  • Native Habitat Alliance
  • Pressure Canner Testing
  • Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostic
  • Ag Day
  • Conflict Management Training
  • Harrison County Cattleman's Association
  • Money Management
  • Pesticide Applicator Certification
  • Dining With Diabetes Classes
  • Master Gardener Workshops, Plants Sales, Guest Speakers

What is Purdue Extension?

By clicking the button below, you can view a brief overview of Purdue Extension, what we do for the citizens of Indiana, and how we are Indiana's educational partner for life.




Internship Opportunity!

Why be bored over the summer? Become this year’s summer intern at the Harrison County Purdue Extension office. This is a 10-11 week, 40 hour per week, paid experience! Click the icon below to see more information!


Explore Our Program Areas

4-H Youth Development

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Health and Human Sciences

Community Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Harrison County

247 Atwood Street

Corydon, IN 47112


For Questions Related to:

Agriculture and Natural Resources: 

Ariel Camm : camm@purdue.edu


Health and Human Sciences:

Tara Beckman: tdbeckma@purdue.edu


4-H and Youth Development:

Extension Office: 812-738-4236


Purdue Extension Calendar

Purdue Extension Calendar

Extension Calendar

Please view the Extension Calendar for upcoming events at a glance. You can click on any underlined events to view the available flyer!

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This Month's Challenge Kit

February Challenge Kits available NOW! This month’s challenge kit consists of the items you need to make "Meltaway Mints" Open to ALL community members! First three to complete the challenge get a prize!

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What is a Challenge Kit?

Our monthly challenge kits provide instructions and most materials to do a DIY educational project or two on your own. The kits are geared towards ALL Harrison County community members, and focus on Extension education areas.

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You're Invited!

You're Invited!

Annual Extension Board Meeting & Open House

Purdue Extension Harrison County invites you to our Annual Extension Board Meeting & Open House on March 5th at 6:00pm at the Extension Office. A complimentary grazing table and beverages will be provided

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Annual Extension Board Meeting Award Recipients

Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes others in our community that go above and beyond the call of duty.

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Friend of Extension Award

This award recognizes someone in our community that has a long-standing, deeply-devoted,...

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Above and Beyond Award

This award recognizes an adult who volunteers their time toward all things, participates and...

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Harrison County Extension: Upcoming Events

HHS Events
Health & Human Sciences Events

Check out Health and Human Sciences events here!

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ANR Events
Agriculture & Natural Resources Events

Check out Agriculture and Natural Resources events here!

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4H Events
4-H Events

Check out 4-H events here!

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Quarterly Report Newsletter

Quarterly Report Newsletter

What is the Quarterly Report?

The Quarterly Newsletter is a summary of what each of our educators have accomplished in the past quarter to be Indiana's educational partner for life!

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Extension Resources


At Purdue Extension, we offer several camps throughout the year.

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Extension Homemakers

The mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing...

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Food & Nutrition

Our HHS educator can help you learn more about food and how to discover nutritious meals for you...

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After School Enrichment Programs

Our after-school enrichment programs are a fun and beneficial way for our educators to teach fun...

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Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension...

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Money Management

Our HHS educator offers a variety of programs that can help you manage your finances.

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Mini 4-H Workshops

We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops to youth in grades K-2, call the office to...

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Horse and Pony

Learn many things about horses and ponies in various programs!

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From soil testing to hay nutrition and more, there are several agriculture resources for you!

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Nutrition Education Program

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4-H Workshops

We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops to youth in grades 3-12, call the office to...

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There are several programs offered by our HHS educator to maintain wellness in many ways

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Cattleman's Association

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Community Development

Learn skills from our HHS educator to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents,...

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Career Development Events

Career Development Events (CDE) are educational events that cover a variety of topics for youth

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Soil Testing

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Forage Testing

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