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. 

Contact Us

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




Kevin Cross
Extension Educator
Ag & Natural Resources / 4-H Youth Development

Kevin grew up on a small grain and livestock farm in Greene County Indiana. As a 10-year 4-H member, Kevin participated in shooting sports, tractor driving, and gardening projects at the county fair. He was also very involved with FFA, and after graduating from high school, he served as a state officer with the Indiana FFA Association. Kevin and his wife, Laura, are both Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, and they attended Purdue University where Kevin graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Education and an Associate's Degree in Agronomy in 2012.

For the past 11.5 years, Kevin has served as an agricultural science/business instructor and FFA Advisor at Sullivan Middle/High Schools, helping to build vibrant natural resources and introductory agriculture courses of study. Kevin has encouraged his students to develop leadership skills through community involvement—a focus that helped Sullivan FFA become designated as one of the top ten FFA chapters in the nation.

Kevin and Laura have two small children, Homer and Opal, who are a lot of fun and keep them very busy. Kevin is both a deacon and the song leader at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton. He enjoys traveling with his family, listening to audiobooks, writing agriculture blogs, and eating Brussels sprouts.

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 the Sullivan County ANR Extension Educator and they 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 the Sullivan County ANR Extension Educator 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, the Sullivan County ANR Extension Educator can print this information for free for you to pick up at our office.