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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ANR Educator Opening

ANR Educator Opening

Position Open: Ag and Natural Resources Educator

Have a passion for people, education, and agriculture?

Come work with us!

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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Featured Events

grain farmer
Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting

Increase your understanding of organic transition, certification and cropping systems through...

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Heart of America Grazing Conference
Heart of America Grazing Conference

Heart of America Grazing Conference: Learn more about grazing and soil science

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Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series: Make the most of your lunch break!

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women in ag
Women in Agriculture

Register NOW for the Midwestern Ag Women Engage Conference February 21-23, 2023

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PARP CREDITS: 2023 Southeastern Indiana Vegetable Growers Meeting
LOCAL PARP CREDITS: 2023 Southeastern Indiana Vegetable Growers Meeting

Tuesday - February 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Georgetown Optimist Club 8260 IN-64, Georgetown,...

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Master Gardeners: Spring Workshop

Save the Date for the Master Gardener Spring Workshop on April 22nd, 2023.

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plant sale
Master Gardeners: Pop-Up Plant Sale

Save the Date for the Master Gardeners Pop-Up Plant Sale on May 6th, 2023.

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Indiana Small Farm Conference
Indiana Small Farm Conference

Save the date for the Indiana Small Farm Conference on March 2-3, 2023

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Junior Pork Day

Junior Pork Day at Purdue on Saturday, March 4th at Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Center Lobby (New...

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Create and maintain your dream lawn with #PurdueExtension's upcoming DIY Lawncare Program. This virtual event will take place on March 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.  More info and registration:
DIY Lawncare Signature Program

Create your dream lawn with #PurdueExtension's upcoming DIY Lawncare Program.

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Forest Management for Private Woodland Owner

Join the virtual version of the Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner.

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Soil Sample Testing

See the changes made to the Soil Sample Testing for 2023

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PARP Events

Purdue Private Applicator Pesticide Programs and Events

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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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ANR Newsletter

ANR Newsletter

ANR Newsletter November December
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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Past ANR Newsletters

Jan-Feb edition
January/ February 2022

This is a copy of the January/ February "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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march-april edition
March/ April 2022

This is a copy of the March/ April "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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may/june edition
May/ June 2022

This is a copy of the May/ June "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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july-aug edition
July/ August 2022

This is a copy of the July/ August "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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sept.-oct. edition
September/ October 2022

This is a copy of the September/ October "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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November/ December 2022

This is a copy of the November/ December "Over the Back Fence" Newsletter.

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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.

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
  • 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   



Did you know that deer are neophobic (fearful of new or novel objects) and there are differences between country deer and city deer?  They can also eat about 6-8 pounds of browsing in 24 hours and will feed in the same area from generation to generation.  November 17th at Purdue Extension Office, Harrison County Extension Master Gardeners (HCEMG) President, Ken Tingler, discussed everything you need to know about deer behavior, their feeding habits, and how to coexist with them as a gardener in his HCEMG Fall Guest Speaker Series session " Deer-Proofing Your Garden."


Harrison County Extension Master Gardeners welcomes Deb Zimmerman as the newly elected secretary.  She was elected on November 17th, 2022.  Thank you for your service to Harrison County.


Can you believe there are over 80,000 registered varieties of daylily, some of which are 6 feet tall and have blooms over 8 inches in diameter, with new varieties being cultivated and registered every year!  Ron and Patti Byerley of Hutch 'N" Bunch Rabbitry and Daylilies discussed "What's New With Daylilies" at the December 15th installment of the HCEMG Fall Guest Speaker Series.




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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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2023 Park Outdoor Series: Lawrence County

In partnership with Purdue Extension, US Forest Service, Lawrence County Soil & Water, USDA,...

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Winter Resources
Winter Resources

INPREPared developed this site for Extension Educators, news media, and other to quickly prepare...

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Diversified Farming and Food Systems

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

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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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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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The 2023 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 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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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 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