Johnson County ANR - Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Johnson County agriculture and natural resources (ANR) program extends Purdue University research to local residents to assist agriculture audiences, woodland owners, gardeners, and homeowners. Educational venues include in-person and virtual meetings, personal consultations, newspaper articles, county newsletters, websites, and social media. Below find information that may help you  - upcoming programs, news articles, additional pages, and topical links of interest.  

As of February 20, 2024 we are pleased to welcome new ANR (Agriculture & Natural Resources) Educator Shalee Bradley to Johnson County.    Check back as this page will be updated soon.

Also find great free Purdue publications online at Purdue University - The Education Store.Topics covered include agriculture, gardening, cooking, etc.


Contact Us

 Shalee Bradley headshot 

Shalee Bradley
Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator

484 N. Morton Street
Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 736-3724


Johnson County Agricultural & Natural Resources Newsletter

Plan is to release a quarterly edition.  If you would like to be added to our email/mail list email  or call 317-736-3724.

April 2024 Johnson County ANR


Crop & Weather Update

The first Purdue Extension field crop call for the season took place via zoom on April 9, 2024. These calls have been an internal tool used in Extension since 1982, when Educators and Specialists would huddle around landline telephones to give updates on production issues facing local field crop growers. In turn, the specialists on campus would give what recommendations they had to combat the issues.
As we move Extension into the 21st century, we are finding new ways to utilize technology in order to meet the in-season informational needs of crop growers.
Growers can expect the remaining Crop and Weather Updates will be posted to the Purdue on the Farm YouTube Channel on April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 12, August 9, and September 13, 2024.

Toxic Plants Website

 Are there toxic plants in your pasture, hay field, or yard? Toxic plants can be a potential threat to livestock and pets well-being. Check out the website linked to learn more about these toxic plants! 

Alfalfa Weevil

Are you an alfalfa grower? Be on the lookout for Alfalfa Weevil this year! Check out the link below to see what you can do to protect your alfalfa crop this year.