Whitley County Resources

What We Do

We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources. The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. The Purdue Extension focuses on: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human and Health Sciences, Economic and Community Development and 4-H Youth.

Contact Us

Purdue Whitley County Extension
524 Branch Court
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 244-7615



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Featured Stories

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Safety is Important to Everyone

Large farm equipment is beginning to travel local roads for fall harvest operations. As a driver,...

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Beautiful Queen of Autumn – Chrysanthemum

If you go to nearly any garden center in autumn, one flower that’s almost sure to be...

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Soil Tests Take Guesswork out of Fertilization

Whether you are a farmer growing crops or a homeowner growing vegetables or a nice lawn,...

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Enhancing Your Landscape Aesthetics with Flowering Bulbs

Flowering bulbs offer a multitude of opportunities to enhance your landscape aesthetics. With...

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Large Spots on Maple Leaves that Look Like Tar

As popular as these trees are, people become alarmed about this time of year when the leaves on...

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New Invasive Insect Pest Found in Northern Indiana

Last August, I wrote about an invasive insect pest new to Indiana that was found in far...

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