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


Meet the Educator

Miranda Edge

Miranda Edge

Purdue Extension Harrison County
County Extension Director, Extension Educator- ANR

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. 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 Story

Featured Story

Indiana Horticulture Conference

After a year of online learning sessions by Purdue University specialists, the Indiana Horticulture Conference and Expo is returning in person on Jan. 19-20 in Indianapolis. Beginner and experienced, and small and large vegetable and fruit...

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Goat Grazing Could Be Option for Invasive Species Removal

Goat Grazing Could Be Option for Invasive Species Removal

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Goat Grazing Could Be Option for Invasive Species Removal

Prescribed or targeted grazing has been used on Western rangelands for many years to manage range weeds and is also used to reduce fuel and maintain fire breaks in high fire hazard areas. It has also been used in the south to help control kudzu.

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Soil Testing

Purdue Extension can help you through the process of soil testing and give you recommendations for pasture, field, or lawn renovation. Contact our office for more information!

Pesticide Applicator Licensing

The following PARP trainings will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2021:

  • CLARK COUNTY: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Clark County Community Building, 9608 HWY 62, Charlestown, IN
    • RSVP to Tom Springstun at 812-752-8450
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Otis Park Bath House, 607 Tunnelton Road, Bedford, IN
    • RSVP to Ophelia Davis at 812-275-4623
  • CRAWFORD COUNTY: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Crawford County Extension Office, 527 W Old State Road 62, Leavenworth, IN
    • RSVP to Molley Scott at 812-338-5466



  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

Harrison County Master Gardeners

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 

  1. Contact Miranda Edge, the County Extension Director and County Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, who will provide registration information, a copy of the Purdue EMG Program Policy Guide, a volunteer application, and agreement form.
  2. Complete the volunteer application and agreement form and return it to the Purdue Extension Harrison County Office with registration fee payment and any additional registration information.
  3. Get connected with other gardeners and learn more about horticulture by attending a series of weekly classes, each lasting 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Complete the required training and pass an exam with a score of 70% or above to become a Purdue EMG Intern!
  5. Give back to your community by volunteering at least 40 hours to be certified as a Purdue Extension Master Gardener.

For more information, please go to 

Here are our Fall Speakers coming to Purdue Extension Harrison County starting at 6:30 PM:
Oct 21- Suetta Tingler, "Marigolds Role in Day-of-the-Dead Celebrations"
Nov 18- Scott Oliver, "Bees and Blooms"
Dec 16- Ron Byerley "What's New For Day Lillies"