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

County offices

Whitley County Staff

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Upcoming Whitley County and State Extension Events


Every year the Whitley County 4-H Program has various awards and scholarships available for its 4-H members to apply for. Listed below is a description of each of these awards. Please see the related links to download more information and an...

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2021 ANR News Archives

Find recent agriculture and natural resources-related articles for this year that have cycled off our main pages.

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Farm Safety Yields Results

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry. For this reason, September 19-25, 2021.

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2021 Whitley County 4-H Fair & Indiana State Fair Results

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Whitley County Newsletters

2021 September/October issue of the Extension Educator is hot off the press! Come out and enjoy the Extension Homemakers Garage Sale on September 18 and the Autumn Harvest Festival on October 16 at the 4-H Fairgrounds!!

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Fall armyworm damage; photo credit: Jeff Burbrink
Invasion of Fall Armyworms

The hot topic at the Extension office this past week has been fall armyworms. Farmers are finding fall armyworms in their pastures and hay crops, and homeowners are seeing alarming damage to home lawns.

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