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:



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, sate 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: 


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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Upcoming ANR Events/News

Soil Health

Wanting to learn more about the health of your soil? Join ANR educator, Ariel Camm, in the Soil...

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Soil Sample Testing

See the changes made to the Soil Sample Testing for 2023

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Want to be added to our ANR Newsletter mailing list?

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

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Stockmanship with Curt Pate

CANCELLED! Learn about proper, safe livestock handling with renowned Curt Pate on September 29th!...

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Bale Grazing Workshop

Are you tired of the inevitable mud that comes with feeding livestock in your sacrifice lot...

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hair sheep
Midwest Hair Sheep Sale

October 7th @ Washington County Fairgrounds

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Area 2 PARP Credits

Do you still need PARP or CCH credits this year? Join us on November 8th at one of three...

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Survey for Maple Syrup Producers

The research outcomes will provide valuable insights for producers, enabling them to identify the...

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2023 Purdue Extension Master Gardener State Conference

2023 Purdue Extension Master Gardener State Conference registration is now open. October 6th:...

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autumn garden calendar
Autumn Garden Calendar

Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather...

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bull exams
Bull Soundness Examinations

The Harrison County Cattlemen's Association will cover 1 Bull Soundness examination to...

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Grow It, Cook It: Onions

Join ANR Educator, Ariel Camm, and HHS/CD Educator, Tara Beckman, for their “Grow It, Cook...

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brussels sprouts
Grow It, Cook It: Brussels Sprouts

Sample freshly prepared recipes! Plant your own brussel sprouts! Collect identification,...

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Previous Ag Events/News

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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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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 Regulation Changes

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corydon farmers market

Corydon Farmers Market Schedule

The 2023 season begins May 5th

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Harrison County Farmers Market Schedule

The 2023 season starts on April 22nd

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Featured Resources

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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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Persimmon is native to the southeastern United States and grows wild over much of southern Indiana.

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Tree of Heaven:Not so Heavenly

Despite the sublime name, tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is a particularly bad actor when...

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Poison Hemlock

What's poison hemlock and how do you manage it?

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Blotchy Bass Bonanza Project

Help report blotchy bass syndrome!

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Reed Canarygrass
Reed Canarygrass: Explosion In Indiana

You may have seen patches of a tall grass growing in the ditches of many of Indiana’s roads.

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Harvesting Solar Power With Minimal Impact on Crop Yield

Purdue agrivoltaic farming structures and software harvest solar power at lower cost and with...

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Pond Management for Fishing

To help you understand and manage pond ecosystems in Indiana for fishing, this website provides...

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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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jumping worms
Invasive Jumping Worms

Gardeners asked to be vigilant this spring for invasive jumping worms.

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Diversified Farming and Food Systems

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

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Rainscaping Education Program

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

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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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Animal Sciences

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

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Spotted Lanternfly

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

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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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Current ANR Newsletter

Current ANR Newsletter

ANR Newsletter
Over the Back Fence

"Over the Back Fence" is Purdue Extension Harrison County's Agriculture and Natural Resources Department's Newsletter, sent out bi-monthly. If you would like to receive a mailed newsletter to you, please contact our office!

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Past ANR Newsletters

july-aug edition
July/ August 2023

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ANR Newsletter May/June
May/June 2023

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ANR Newsletter
March/ April 2023

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jan/feb newsletter
January/ February 2023

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November/ December 2022

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sept.-oct. edition
September/ October 2022

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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.


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
  • Youth Instruction and Classes at 4-H, Boys & Girls Club, Ag Day, and Local Schools
  • Local Area Landscaping Projects
  • Keyhole Garden and Gazebo
  • Hanging Baskets and Planters in Downtown Corydon
  • 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 Vice President, Wanda Phillips @ 502-551-5281   


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 


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