Agriculture & Natural Resources

Harrison County Agriculture and Natural Resource Department

Welcome to the Purdue Extension Harrison County Agriculture and Natural Resources page. Please contact our office for additional information about our programs and services.

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Harrison County

247 Atwood Street

Corydon, IN 47112

812-738-4236

Position Open: Ag and Natural Resources Educator

Have a passion for people, education, and agriculture?

Come work with us!

ANR Newsletter

ANR Newsletter

ANR newsletter September
Over the Back Fence

Over the Back Fence is Purdue Extension Harrison County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Department's Newsletter. These newsletters are sent out bi-monthly. If you would like to receive a mailed or emailed newsletter to you every...

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Featured Events

pumpkin
Grow It, Cook It, Craft It: 101 Creative Uses for Fall Squash and Pumpkins

Learn gardening and growing tips, creative and delicious recipes, and crafting and decorating...

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beef
SOUTHERN INDIANA AREA CATTLEMAN'S BEEF TOUR

Topics for the field day include viewing the Hoaglands’ cow herd and pastures; “Beef....

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parp
PARP Credit Event: Cover Crops

Learn how to establish, manage, and utilize cover crops. PARP credits for Harrison County residents

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invasive
Invasive Species Workshop

Free Workshop. Open to Harrison County residents. Receive free tool for participation.

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farmers
Harrison County Farmers Market

Wednesdays 3-6, Saturdays 8-12 @ The Church on the hill by El Nops

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hay
Hoosier Hay Contest

The Indiana Forage Council (IFC) is hosting a contest for Indiana hay and baleage. This friendly...

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guest speaker
Harrison County Master Gardeners

Third Thursday Harrison County Master Gardener Fall Guest Speaker Series

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cammack
Fred Cammack Corydon Farmers Market

Fridays 4:00-7:00, Downtown Corydon, 124 S Mulberry St

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school
The 2022 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is Now Open!

Please use the resources below to learn more about the Farm to School Grant Program and go to...

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farmers market
Mind Your Own @ Corydon Farmers Market

Local family-run Farm that has been producing delicious produce, bread, soaps and baby farm...

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ibef
IBEF Updates

89th Indiana Beef, Evaluation Program, & Performance Tested Bull Sale

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parp
PARP Events

Purdue Private Applicator Pesticide Programs and Events

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succession
Succession Planning

Proper succession planning is critical for farm longevity and sustainability. The Purdue...

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hair sheep
16th Annual Midwest Hairsheep Sale

The Washington County Sheep Association is hosting the 16th Annual Midwest Hair Sheep Sale on...

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women in ag
Women in Agriculture

Save the Date February 21-23, 2023 for the Midwestern Ag Women Engage Conference in Terre Haute

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hellbender
Hellbender Release

On Tuesday, August 2nd, Nick Burgmeier, Research Biologist and Extension Wildlife Specialist of...

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Featured Stories

birds
Forestry For The Birds

Check out this new tool to find out what you can do to help declining bird populations in Indiana.

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diversified
Diversified Farming and Food Systems

Beginning Farmer, Farmers Market, Soil Health, Small Farm, Urban Agriculture, Organic...

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photos
Nature Conservancy 2022 Photo Contest Winners

Start your day with a little of the beauty and awe of nature with these 2022 The Nature...

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farm to school
Indiana Grown for School Network's New Farm to School Toolkits

The four toolkits are modeled after the four pillars of farm to school as recognized by the...

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grants
The 2022 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is Now Open!

Please use the resources below to learn more about the Farm to School Grant Program and go to...

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rainscaping
Rainscaping Education Program

Rainscaping is a combination of sustainable landscape design and management practices that...

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IPM
Field Crop Integrated Pest Management

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

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Animals
Animal Sciences

Develop and deliver, in person and virtual programming in the following for livestock, poultry,...

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bees
Entomology professor explains how homeowners, gardeners can help bee populations thrive

If bees ever ceased to exist, humans would be in deep trouble, says entomology professor and...

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lanternfly
Satellite remote sensing could predict Spotted lanternfly spread

Like a stylish secret agent, the Spotted lanternfly has a striking appearance, but it is shrouded...

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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 https://oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/dicamba.html for more information.

  1. Go to inplants.oisc.purdue.edu/USAPlantsIN/Index.aspx
  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

Harrison County Master Gardeners

Harrison County Master Gardeners Program

 

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.

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.

For more information, go to purdue.edu/hla/sites/master-gardener/