What is ANR?

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.

     The Purdue Extension-Lawrence County Agriculture & Natural Resources program works hard to provide the needed resources and education to our county's producers and citizens interested in agriculture topics. If your pursuits are in livestock, forages, crops, horticulture, natural resources or any of the other many important facets connected to agriculture, this program area offers a wide array of assistance. Reach out to learn more about what our office and the ANR Educator can do to help you!sustainable-development-ecology-environment-protection-260nw-1265834131.jpg



Program Areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Community Development

Health & Human Sciences

4-H Youth Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension-Lawrence County
924 16th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-4623


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VET 105

Join Purdue Extension-Lawrence County for the annual VET 105 program on December 15.

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Land of Limestone Master Gardeners

Are you interested in joining Master Gardeners? Find out how to become a Master Gardener in Lawrence County.

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Upcoming ANR Programming

2021 BQA Trainings

Beef Quality Assurance Training and certification is required for beef producers selling 'fed cattle' (finished beef steers and heifers coming out of a feedlot) that ultimately are processed by many of today's major packers.

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Purdue PARP

The end of the year is coming. Do you need to complete your PARP recertification?

Upcoming PARP Dates
Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) & Purdue Area 2 Beef Meeting

This meeting will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.

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ANR Monthly Newsletter

Find copies of current and past newsletters from ANR Educator, Ophelia Davis, about agriculture relevant topics and programs that may be of interest to you.

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Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association

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Meet Your Educator

Ophelia Davis

Ophelia Davis

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Extension Educator
     Ophelia Davis is the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension Educator in Lawrence County for Purdue Extension. In her ANR role, Ophelia strives to provide education and assistance to the agricultural community focusing on needs that are current and relevant to Lawrence County’s agriculture sector. In her last professional position before accepting the ANR Extension Educator position for Lawrence County, Ophelia served as an Agriculture Science/Business Teacher and FFA Advisor at West Washington High School. Prior to working in Purdue Extension, Ophelia sported Purdue’s old gold and new black colors in her undergraduate years while she earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agriculture Education, Animal Science – Agribusiness and Agriculture Economics. She later earned her Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Technology. Ophelia’s overall life experiences related to professional work and life on a farm have lent themselves nicely to aiding her in making significant connections and s experiences while serving to educate and inform the clientele she works with daily through Extension.