Agriculture & Natural Resources


Purdue Extension's Ag and Natural Resources (ANR) Educators serve as a research based, unbiased information source for county and state constituents on a variety of topic 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.

     Welcome to the Purdue Extension-Harrison County Agriculture & Natural Resources program. We provide research-based agricultural education and resources to Harrison County's citizens,  producers, and farmers (large or small). If you have questions about livestock, forages, crops, horticulture, natural resources or any of the other many important facets connected to agriculture, the ANR program is here to assist you. Reach out to learn more about what our office and the ANR Educator can do to help you! 

Click below to view the Harrison County Extension Calendar for upcoming events:


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soil testing

Soil Testing

Soil Testing is available at the Harrison County Purdue Extension Office!

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parp core manual

Indiana Pesticide Applicator Core Training Manuals

Now available at the Extension Office! This manual makes a great study guide and contains all of the information to help pass the CORE pesticide applicator exam.

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Meet the Educator:

Ariel Camm

Ariel Camm

Agriculture and Natural Resources
Extension Educator

A Letter from the Educator


Hello everyone!

My name is Ariel Camm, and I am excited to be the  Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Harrison County. I have resided in Harrison County my whole life and am blessed to share my passion for Agriculture! I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.S in Agriculture with a concentration in Agriculture Business. While at WKU, I served as an Agriculture Ambassador for 3 years and a member of the Block and Bridle Livestock Club for 2 years.

Agriculture has always had a big role in my life. I was a 10-year 4-H member where I showed dairy steers and exhibited 125 projects. I was also a 6-year FFA member at North Harrison and was heavily involved in leadership positions, national soils judging, state crops, forestry, and dairy foods. In my free time, I enjoy judging dairy cattle and going tractor pulling. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and helping with your agriculture needs.

Please feel free to stop by the office and say hello!

If you have any questions or would like to chat about the programs we offer feel free to call the Extension Office at 812-738-4236 or email: 

Upcoming/Current Harrison County Area ANR Events & News

chicken teriyaki
Rooted In Ag: Chicken Teriyaki

Join ANR Educator, Ariel Camm, at the “Rooted In Ag: Chicken Teriyaki” class on July...

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field day
Harrison County Cattlemen's Field Day

Join the Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association for a Field Day on August 24, 2024 from...

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Area 2 Pesticide Applicator Program

Needing PARP credits? There are 3 places in Area 2 to attend a program on November 12th, 2024.

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Soil Sample Testing

Test Soil Now to Make Necessary Amendments

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If you'd like to receive a print or email version of our bimonthly ANR newsletter...

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Other Upcoming/Current ANR Events & News

fruit and veg field day
Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

We are happy to announce that Purdue Extension is presenting its annual Fruit and Vegetable Field...

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small farm field day
Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day

Save the date for the next field day – July 25, 2024.

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Forage Sorghum Field Day

Save the date for the Forage Sorghum Field Day on September 10th in Bedford, Indiana!

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hay contest
Hoosier Hay Contest 2024

Hoosier Hay Contest! Entry deadline is September 30, 2024

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Save The Date: Hoosier Beef Congress

2024 Hoosier Beef Congress Dates: December 6th - 8th

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Previous ANR Events/News

The Art of Crafting Caramel

ANR Educators, Ariel Camm and Heidi Potter, taught participants about dairy goat management and...

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livestock 101
Livestock and Poultry 101 Workshop

Interested in raising livestock or poultry on any scale? Adults (18+) are invited to join Purdue...

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spring workshop
Master Gardeners Spring Workshop and Plant Sale

Come Grow With Us! Saturday, April 20th, 2024. Join us for homemade breakfast and 3 guest...

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Grow It, Cook It: Brussel Sprouts

On April 9th, 7 participants participated in the Grow It, Cook It session featuring Brussels...

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PARP Credits: Harrison County

On March 20th at Purdue Extension Harrison County, 31 participants continued their education...

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Grow It, Cook It: Onions

On March 12th, 11 participants participated in the Grow It, Cook It session featuring Onions!

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pig challenge kit
March Challenge : American Pig Breeds and Piggy Bank

We have run out of our March Challenge Kits! Keep a look out for next month's challenge kit!

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soil water grant
Harrison County SWCD County Conservation Program

Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District County Conservation Program...

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beginning gardener
Beginning Gardener Workshop

Join ANR Educator, Ariel Camm, at the Harrison County Extension Office for the FREE Beginner...

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mint challenge
February Challenge Kits : Meltaway Mints

In February, our challenge kit participants learned all about the components of chocolate mint...

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parp at premier
PARP Credits Harrison County: Premier Ag

PARP @ Premier Ag Winter Meeting February 19th, 2024 Premier Ag Corydon Branch 2655 Hwy 135 SW,...

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rooted in ag
Rooted in Ag: Pizza Edition

On February 6th, 2024, in celebration of National Pizza Day, ANR Educator, Ariel Camm, led an...

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Ag Outlook
Ag Outlook Breakfast and Meeting

Join Ariel Camm for complimentary breakfast and meeting discussing resources to evaluate market...

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MG Soils
Master Gardener Soils Presentation @ Floyd EMG Training

Harrison County ANR Educator, Ariel Camm facilitated a lesson on Soils and Plant Nutrition on...

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Popcorn challenge
January Challenge Kit: Dancing Popcorn

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Our January Challenge Kits featured Indiana agriculture...

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cattlemens annual meeting
Harrison County Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting

On Saturday, January 13th at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, around 130 people attended the...

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succession planning
Area 2 Succession Planning Event

Area 2 Agriculture and Natural Resources Educators hosted a Succession Planning event on...

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cow challenge
December Challenge Kit: DIY Cow Ornament

December Challenge Kits went out the door in record time this month! All 20 kits were...

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soil health
Soil Health Workshop with ANR Educator Ariel Camm

ANR Educator, Ariel Camm, hosted 2 sessions of the Soil Health Workshop for anyone wanting to...

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greenhouse management
Greenhouse Management with Fulkerson Farms: Master Gardener Guest Speaker Series

November 16th, 2023 Join Harrison County Master Gardeners Fall Guest Speaker Series. Greenhouse...

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challenge kit
November Challenge Kit

What is a Challenge Kit? November’s challenge kit consists of the items you need to make...

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Local producers from across southern Indiana participated in PARP & CCH credit sponsored by...

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soil health
Harrison County Master Gardeners Present: Soil Health for a Better Garden

October 19th, 2023 Harrison County Master Gardeners present: Soil Health for a Better Garden with...

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ag days
Ag Days

All third graders throughout Harrison County are invited to participate in Ag Day.

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Grow It, Cook It: Root Vegetables

Sept 21st: Join Harrison County Master Gardeners and Extension Educators for this workshop.

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parp changes
PARP Regulation Changes

Click below to view PARP Regulation Changes

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PARP Events

Purdue Private Applicator Pesticide Programs and Events

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gypsy rain
Harrison County Master Gardeners Visit Gypsy Rain Organics

Harrison County Master Gardeners, Inc. went on a "field trip" outing to local Gypsy...

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Farmers Market Purdue Extension Pop-Up Booth

Purdue Extension Educators, Ariel Camm: Agriculture and Natural Resources and Tara Beckman:...

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homestead awards
Hoosier Homestead Awards

Three Harrison County families were recognized: Glenn and Robert Franks (above) 1923 Centennial;...

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Researcher Discover Young Hellbenders in Blue River

Biologists with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Purdue University...

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nature camp
Nature Camp 2023

Area II youth had two days of Nature Adventures exploring the Patoka Lake Nature Center in...

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hoosier homestead awards
Farming Families Earn Hoosier Homestead Award

Congratulations to two Harrison County families, Crosier Family and Pate/Gettlefinger family, who...

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parp changes
PARP Regulation Changes

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Featured Resources

yellow stripeys
What is that Yellow Stripey Thing?

Check out this Beginner's Field Guide to Identifying Bees

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poison hemlock
Poison Hemlock: Dangerous Invasive Plant Alert

Impact/ Distribution: Poison hemlock contains highly poisonous alkaloid compounds that can be...

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tree planting
Planting Trees Correctly

Avoid common mistakes and follow these steps to plant your trees correctly this spring.

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road and farm safety
Road and Farm Safety

As fields begin to dry, farmers and ag retailers will be moving large equipment over the roads to...

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stink bug
Invasive Species Alert! Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is not native to the United States. It arrived...

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state fair
2024 Indiana State Fair

August 2 - 18, 2024

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home gardening
Vegetables: Home Gardener's Guide

This free publication is for home gardeners, from beginners to experts. It contains basic...

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Midwest Veg Guide
Midwest Vegetable Growers Guide

This guide is a summary of research-based fertilizing, horticultural, and pest management...

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indiana planting guide
Indiana Vegetable Planting Guide

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important for a successful garden....

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USDA Unveils Updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a new version of its Plant Hardiness...

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tar spot
Purdue Researchers Fighting Tar Spot in Corn

Researchers at the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab (PPDL) soon identified a problem in corn:...

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cattle inventory low
US Cattle Inventory Drops to Lowest Level Since 1951

The latest cattle report from USDA shows that the cattle and calves inventory continues the...

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New USDA Census Released: Indiana Remains Top Agricultural State

According to the newly released agricultural census data from The United States Department of...

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bull soundness
Harrison County Cattlemen's Association : Bull Soundness Exams

The Harrison Co. Cattlemen’s Association is offering to cover the cost of 1 bull soundness...

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plat book
Plat Books Available at Extension Office $25

This Harrison-Crawford Counties Indiana Plat Book contains: Landowner maps that concentrate on...

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Farm Values
Farm Real Estate Values and Cash Rents

Farm Real Estate Values and Cash Rents

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farm record
Farm Record Books Available Now at Extension Office

A 100-page book enabling farmers to keep accurate and effective farm records.Farm Identification...

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farm custom rates
Indiana Farm Custom Rates

The rates reported in this publication were compiled from questionnaires received from farmers,...

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seed drill
Great Plains No-Till Drill Rental

Rent this No-Till Seed Drill at Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Vegetable Crops Hotline
Vegetable Crops Hotline

Be sure to check out this newsletter for commercial vegetable growers! The newsletter aims to...

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cover crops
Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide

Producers who want to prevent soil erosion, improve nutrient cycling, sustain their soils, and...

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drones in ag
How are drones used in agriculture?

Extension personnel are learning how to help farmers and agricultural professionals more easily...

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Field Crop Integrated Pest Management

Our program is dedicated to developing and disseminating information to aid in the identification...

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Cattlemen's Association Meeting Schedule

We meet on the first Wednesday of every other month @7:30pm at the Extension Office (even numbered months).

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master gardeners

Master Gardener's Meeting Schedule

We meet on the Third Thursday of every month @ 6:30pm at the Harrison County Extension Office.

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PARP Events

Click here to view all state-wide PARP events.

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Soil Sample Testing

Click here to see updated information about Purdue Extension Harrison County's Soil Sample Testing

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Past ANR Newsletters

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May/June 2024

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March/April 2024

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January/February 2024

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November/December 2023

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September/October 2023

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Harrison County Master Gardeners

Harrison County Master Gardeners meet the third Thursday every month at 6:30pm at the Harrison County Extension Office. Meetings and classes are open to the public.

The Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the citizens of Indiana a chance to grow.  The original Master Gardener program was created in 1972 in Seattle, Washington in response to the overwhelming demand for home gardening information. Indiana’s program began in 1978 with 4 participating counties. Currently, over 50 Indiana counties have active Extension Master Gardener programs.

Being an experienced or expert gardener is not required.  A training program and internship is offered through Purdue Extension to get you started.  The program provides a learning framework for participants to increase their knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural subjects. In turn, participants volunteer and help others grow by sharing knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities.

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Harrison County Master Gardeners meet the third Thursday of each month.  Projects we are involved in include: 

  • Greenhouse Planting and Maintenance
  • Old Capital Herb Garden
  • Pollinator Garden at Rhoads Pool
  • Plant Sales at The Corydon Farmer's Market
  • Local Area Landscaping Projects
  • Keyhole Garden and Gazebo
  • Hanging Baskets and Planters in Downtown Corydon
  • Boys & Girls Club Gardening Projects
  • Mini Botanical Garden at Harrison County Fairgrounds
  • Pioneer Farmstead at O'Bannon Woods
  • Bluebird Team Nest Box Study at Local Parks
  • Spring Educational Workshops
  • Fall Guest Speaker Series

Our projects are an important element of Master Gardener services which enhance and enrich our local community.  No need to be an experienced gardener...Come check us out, gain valuable knowledge and information, and enjoy socializing with fellow gardeners.  If you've ever considered becoming a Master Gardener or would like to learn more about our many projects and ways we serve our local community, this is the place to be!  Contact President, Ken Tingler, for more information @ 812-734-0373 or Wanda Phillips @ 502-551-5281   



Spring Workshop:

The Harrison County Master Gardeners host a Spring Workshop each year. $5 fee includes homemade breakfast and 3 gardening presentations as well as a plant sale. This workshop is open to the public. ADULTS ONLY (18+). Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
The Harrison County Master Gardeners 2024 Spring Workshop was a huge success this year! Over 60 participants came out to the Extension Office to start the day with a homemade breakfast and had the opportunity to learn from several engaging guest speakers. The first session was led by Master Gardeners, Kim Tate and Ron Byerley. Participants learned about propagating plants from seed and cuttings and did a hands-on planting demonstration which allowed each guest to plant a tomato start to take home. Charlie Logsdon, Wildlife Biologist at Roundstone Native Seed, shared information about getting started with native plantings on a home garden scale or thousands of acres and discussed many of the services they offer to ensure quality product, informed decision-making, and satisfied clients. Soil Health Specialist, Megan Ayers, captivated the audience with her dynamic presentation on the importance of soil health and the knowledge and services offered by her team. If you didn’t know Indiana’s Four Soil Health Principles when she started, you knew them by the end! The workshop ended with an interactive Q&A session and Plant Sale at the Master Gardeners greenhouse. Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers, and guest presenters who make this annual event a wonderful opportunity in Harrison County.
Follow Harrison County Master Gardeners, Inc. on Facebook for more details to be released regarding the next Spring Workshop. Be sure to share this information with your friends!

Pop-Up Plant Sale

The Harrison County Master Gardeners have a Pop-up Plant Sale at the Harrison County Extension Office each year. There are a wide variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and other plants to choose from! Watch Facebook @ Harrison County Master Gardeners, Inc. for more details to come... last year's online presale sold out quickly!


Click below to visit our Facebook page!

Harrison County Master Gardeners Facebook

Contact President, Ken Tingler, for more information @ 812-734-0373 

or Wanda Phillips @ 502-551-5281   

Harrison County Cattlemen's Association

The Cattlemen’s Association meets on the first Wednesday of even numbered months at 7:30pm.



Click below to visit our Facebook Page!

Harrison County Cattlemen's Association Facebook

Pesticide Applicator Licensing

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) would like to remind all agricultural applicators of the June 20 cutoff date for applications of most agriculture-related dicamba products in Indiana. Visit for more information.

  1. Go to
  2. Hover your cursor over "Pesticide Programs"
  3. Click on Applicator Login and enter First Name, Last Name, and the Last four of your SSN
  4. Licenses can be printed (if valid for current year) by clicking the button "License".
    • NOTE: CCH's can be found by clicking on "Exams". Each category will be displayed along with Credits Acquired and Credits Needed.


For more information, please contact the Office of Indiana State Chemist