Howard County Agriculture and Natural Resources

Our ANR programs are the link between research based information from Purdue University and Howard County. ANR Extension Educators provide many services to farmers and home horticulturists among many other people in the community. See the list of available programs we can bring to you or your organization.  Please contact us if you are interested!


Howard County Master Gardeners 

Did you know the Master Gardener Program began in the state of Washington in 1972 as a response to an overwhelming demand from home gardeners seeking information from their local Extension Service?  Indiana's program started in 1978 and currently over 50 counties have Master Gardener Programs.  The Purdue University Master Gardener Program is part of the Extension Service, and has over 2,600 active Master Gardener members who volunteer over 134,000 hours each year!


Howard County Community Garden 

Contact Us

Mathias Ingle

ANR Extension Educator Howard County

120 E. Mulberry St. Suite 105

Kokomo, IN 46901


Office: 765-456-2313

Direct: 765-456-2318


Programs we offer to you!

Do you have an insect that needs identified, a plant that is taking over the front yard, or a tree that doesn't look healthy?  Bring it into our office or give us a call. 

Purdue's Farm Stress team is a mix of Health & Human Science educators and Agriculture & Natural Resource educators that have put together some tools, resources, and programs that help farmers adhere to the day-to-day stresses of operating an agricultural business.  Discover more at their website, Tools for Today's Farmer: Navigating Uncertain Times.

You can also listen to Tools for Today's Farmers on Spotify.

For more information about PARP and to find PARP events around the state, visit the Purdue Pesticide Programs website.

Take a look at additional leasing options that might interest land owners including how to incorporate conservation into a lease, pasture leases, and hunting leases.  These options might enhance leases you currently have in place or give you some basic ideas that you can use to obtain an additional income source. 

The Purdue Women in Agriculture Team is comprised of Extension Educators and industry representatives.  They provide educational opportunities, current resources and a network of support to position all women for success in the agriculture industry through skill development, confident decision making and personal well being. 

Check out the Women in Agriculture website for information on their upcoming programs.