The Sullivan County Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) program extends Purdue University research to residents to assist agricultural producers, woodland owners, gardeners, and homeowners right here in Sullivan County. Educational opportunities include in-person and virtual programs, personal consultations, insect identification, connection to local arborists, disease and plant identification, and more. See our Facebook page for additional informationPurdue Extension- Sullivan County. 

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Purdue Extension - Sullivan County
1361 E Co. Rd. 75 N
Sullivan, Indiana
(812) 268 - 4332




Josie murray

ANR and 4-H Youth Development Educator 

(812) 268 - 4332

Meet your Sullivan County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Josie Murray, she is originally from Crawfordsville, IN.  She is thrilled to be part of the Extension Education team in Sullivan County. She found her love of the outdoors in her experiences with 4H, FFA, master gardeners, and keeping horses and goats at a family hobby farm.  Amidst a wide variety of internships and job experiences including pop corn breeding, landscaping, equine therapy, and botany lab positions she was instrumental in helping her family work on improving their land for recreation, forestry, and wildlife.  She is looking forward to bringing her creativity and experience to Sullivan County and cultivating her love of teaching others about nature and agriculture through ANR and 4-H. 

Josie graduated from Purdue University in the spring of 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Land management and a minor in urban forestry. During her time at
Purdue she served as a dendrology teachers’ assistant. 

Josie and her husband now live in the Wabash River bottoms in a tiny house they built after living outdoors in a traditional tipi for 6 months in the winter. She continues to be the sole proprietor of the Polka Pop Balloon Stop building upon her 9 years of entrepreneuring and entertaining clients with balloon art and musical entertainment. She also loves gardening, woodworking, sewing, painting, writing, riding motorcycles, and making music with friends. 

Please take a moment to see what Purdue Extension has to offer. If you have any questions, or would like more specific information, please send me an email or give me a call! 

Resources for Sullivan County Residents

Pesticide Applicators:

  1. Check your CCH or PARP credits here
  2. To find upcoming PARP opportunities, this website lists all upcoming events. 
  3. Commercial applicators can find events offering CCH's here
  4. To get a new Private or Commercial Pesticide applicators license, see this website for upcoming trainings. 


Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture is a great resource from Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics. 


Purdue's Pest and Crop Newsletter has the latest information on pest pressures, fertilizer/herbicide information and decision making tools, armyworm moth trap counts, and more. 

If you are looking for resources that are not included here, please contact Brooke and she will find you what you are needing. 

Purdue University's Department of Animal Science website has a compendium of information for livestock owners

Purdue Extension Livestock Specialists can be found here

The University of Kentucky has a great listing of forage resources for livestock owners and hay producers. 

If you are looking for resources that are not included here, please contact Brooke and she will find you what you are needing. 

Purdue's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Management has a great listing of information for home owners and gardeners. 

Purdue's Horticulture Specialists can be found here

Purdue Extension publications for gardening, lawn care, landscape management, and more can be found here. If you'd like any of these resources printed, Brooke can print this information for free for you to pick up at our office.