Harrison County Resources

What We Do

We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources.  The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education.  It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.  Purdue Extension focuses on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, Health and Human Sciences, 4H Youth Development.

Our educators are here to help you find answers and understanding related to these program areas. You can contact us with questions Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm by phone, email, or just stop by our office at 247 Atwood Street in Corydon. Our office also offers many services, programs, and educational opportunities, as well as partnerships with community organizations.

Educational Opportunities Include:

  • Soil Sample Analysis
  • Harrison County Extension Homemakers
  • Plant and Insect ID
  • Community Wellness/SNAP Ed
  • 4-H Minis (Grades K-2)
  • 4-H Membership (Grades 3-12)
  • ServeSafe Food Handler and Manager Certification
  • Harrison County Master Gardeners
  • Health, Family, and Nutrition Education
  • Native Habitat Alliance
  • Pressure Canner Testing
  • Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostic
  • Ag Day
  • Conflict Management Training
  • Harrison County Cattleman's Association
  • Money Management
  • Pesticide Applicator Certification
  • Dining With Diabetes Classes
  • Master Gardener Workshops, Plants Sales, Guest Speakers



By clicking the button below, you can view a brief overview of Purdue Extension, what we do for the citizens of Indiana, and how we are Indiana's educational partner for life.


Explore Our Program Areas

4-H Youth Development

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Health and Human Sciences

Community Development



Contact Us

Purdue Extension Harrison County


247 Atwood Street

Corydon, IN 47112



2023 Extension Office Closings

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Winter Weather Policy

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Harrison County Extension Newsletters

All newsletters are up to date on the 4-H, Health and Human Sciences, and Agriculture & Natural Resources pages. Call today to sign up for our mailing list for any newsletter!

Harrison County Programs, Services, and Events

Eat Smart, Live Strong

Are you interested in living a heart-healthy lifestyle?

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Fowl Play Poultry Club Book Drive

Book Drive for residents of Hickory Men’s Treatment Center of Corydon

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save date
Master Gardeners: Save the Dates

Save the Date for these important Master Gardeners events!

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Pottery Workshop

The Pottery Workshop invites ANY youth in grades 3-5 and will take place on March 8th from...

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Garden Decorating

ALL youth in grades K-2 are invited to attend the Garden Decorating Workshop on May 10th from...

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Purdue CARET Legislative Luncheon

The 2023 Purdue CARET Legislative Luncheon took place on January 12, 2023.

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Ancestor Detector Workshop

Mini 4-H'ers are invited to attend the Ancestor Detector Workshop with Miss Mary on March 8th.

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Mini String Art Workshop

The 4-H Mini members (K-2) had a great time learning about a few things you can make with string...

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cookie baking
Harrison Hoosiers Holiday Gathering

Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club had their Christmas Cookie Baking on December 13th. Everyone had a...

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blue river forestry team
Blue River All Stars Forestry Team

Congratulations to the Blue River All Stars Forestry Team of Asher Abner, Regan Kamer, Lilly...

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Soil Sample Testing

See the changes made to the Soil Sample Testing for 2023

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Harrison County 4-H Forestry Team Area II Contest

Congratulations to the Harrison County Forestry Team of Elizabeth Uhl, Michael Abel, Savannah...

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paper quilling
Paper Quilling Workshop

4-Hers, Emily Stansbury, Autumn Williams, and December English learned the art of paper quilling...

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Etiquette Dinner

On Friday, December 9th, 2022, we had a beautiful evening of etiquette and learning in Harrison...

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Where Does Your Money Go?

WDYMG is a two session program designed to help consumers better understand how they spend their...

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Extension Homemakers Cookie Walk

Harrison County Extension Homemakers had a successful Cookie Walk event at Historic Downtown...

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Extension Homemakers Scatter Kindness Pocket Hearts
Extension Homemakers Scatter Kindness Pocket Hearts

Keep a lookout for pocket hearts that may be shared in our area. while you’re at it, see if...

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Mini 4-H  Stone Soup
Mini 4-H Stone Soup

Mini 4-H-ers who attended our Stone Soup Cooking Experience this November, learned about food...

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Extension Homemakers Holiday Workshop

Tuesday, November 15th, the Harrison County IEHA had their annual Holiday Workshop at the...

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Our HHS Educator, Tara Beckman met with SWAG (Seniors with a Goal)

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A Matter of Balance

Our HHS Educator, Tara Beckman, was a part of this training in October and can ow bring A Matter

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South Central Career Day
South Central Career Day

Career Day at South Central Middle/High School

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Lanesville/ St. John's Ag Day
Lanesville/ St. John's Ag Day

Purdue Extension and Harrison County Farm Bureau took Ag Day on the road for all Lanesville and...

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

Harrison County Master Gardeners October installment of the Fall Guest Speaker Series was a...

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ag day
Ag Day

On Wednesday and Thursday, October 5th and 6th over 400 third grade students in Harrison County...

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Fruits of Our Labor

October 5th and 6th, third graders from across Harrison County were invited to the Harrison...

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Ag Days
Ag Day Fall 2022

Thank you so much to the Barks Family for bringing their cow, Baby Girl to Ag Day at the Harrison...

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Harrison County Master Gardeners: Free Guest Speaker Series

Come join us the 3rd Thursday of each month, August - December for our expert guest speaker...

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