Agriculture and

Natural Resources

Area 8 County Offices and Extension Educators, ANR

County Office web links


Carroll County

   Andrea Brown


Cass County

   Tamara Ogle


Clinton County



Fulton County

   Mark Kepler


Grant County

   John Woodmansee


Howard County

   Paul Marcellino


Miami County

   Gary Horner


Tipton County

   Jeff Wessel


Wabash County

   Curt Campbell



All County Offices


 North Central Indiana Region

            Purdue Extension Area 8 and North Central Indiana ANR programs


Upcoming Programs:

View upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Programs (PARP) in various counties at:


If you receive an error message, calendar may be in process of being updated. Contact the Purdue Extension office in your county, or use links to the left. Visit main PARP website at Purdue University at: http://www.btny.purdue.edu/PPP/PARP/ .

Past Programs:

Farm Land Leases: Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts

September 13, 2013, IVY Tech, Logansport

Flyer   •   News Release

Grape Growing Workshop

March 16, 2013 Cass County

Flyer          News Release

Woodland Owners Workshop

Wednesdays, February 27 to April 17, 6 to 9 pm EST at the 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building, 1009 W. 3rd Street, Rochester, IN 46975. Register by Feb. 22, 2013.


Central Indiana Pork Conference

Feb. 6, 2013, Rossville High School, 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Flyer - Reg. deadline Feb. 1

Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, IN

See printer-friendly flyer 

February 4, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Corinne Alexander, Purdue Ag Economics

Managing Input Costs/AG Outlook

Farm Bureau/4-H Building, Alexandria, IN

      A hot breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. catered by Carolyn Moreland and sponsored by Poet Bio-refining of Alexandria.

January 20, 2010: Central Indiana Pork Conference, Frankfort

     Website with information from Clinton County 

January 21, 2010, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

      Tom Kuhn, Agri-Source, Inc.

      Grain Marketing Update

      Farm Bureau/4-H Building, Alexandria, IN

      A hot breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. catered by Carolyn Moreland and sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Anderson.

 January 26, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Crop Management Workshop Sponsored by the Purdue Pest Management Program in cooperation with the Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, and Entomology at Purdue University.

Farm Bureau/4-H Building, Alexandria, IN

Cost - $75/person

Credits available: 7 CCH’s category 1, 4 CCH’s category 11, 4 CCH’s for RT, 7 CEU’s for Certified Crop Advisors, and approved for Private Applicator credit with additional $10 fee.

For registration online:


November 25, 2009: Commercial Vegetable Growers Meeting

Rochester, IN - 1pm
Informational Flyer

December 2, 2009: Crop Production Clinic, Alexandria

Madison County's 2009 Crop Production Clinic will be held December 2, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an optional Ag Outlook (Chris Hurt) at 2:30 p.m. This program will be held at the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds, Alexandria, IN. It has been approved for Private Applicator credits, 3 CCH’s in 1 and RT, 1 CCH for 7d, and 4 CEU’s for Certified Crop Advisors. Register by calling 765-641-9514. RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes. The meal is sponsored by Madison County Farm Bureau, Inc. and Farm Credit Services of Anderson, IN.

Event Flyer             Map

September 8, 2009

Venison Workshop

Program flyer       News release

August 28, 2009: Getting a Grip on Rural Energy Costs

Location: Tipton County


     News Release          Program Flyer


Meeting Materials

Rural Energy for America Program: Printer-friendly presentation

     Speaker: Mark Beckman- Office of USDA—Rural Development

Grain drying audits Printer-friendly presentation

     Speaker: Chad Martin- Renewable Energy Extension Specialist, Purdue University

Small Scale Farmstead Wind Energy Systems Printer-friendly presentation

     Speaker: Chad Martin- Renewable Energy Extension Specialist, Purdue University


Private Applicator Recertification Program

Precision Ag in Pesticide Applications Printer-friendly presentation

Speaker: Bruce Erickson– Director of Cropping Systems Management, Purdue University

Update on Fungicides Printer-friendly presentation (updated)

Speaker: Dr. Kiersten Wise, State Specialist for Soybean Rust, Purdue University

Regulatory Topic: Fungicide Label Printer-friendly presentation

Speaker: John Woodmansee, Extension Educator ANR, Purdue Extension - Grant County 

Feb. 24, 2009: Smart Management Decisions that Yield Big Profits

    W.G. Smith Building, Memorial Park, New Castle, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    By Purdue Extension in Area 7 (east central Indiana, including Madison, Delaware and Blackford Counties

    Flyer   Map


January 13, 2009: 2008-2009 Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue Area 8 Beef Meeting

     Cass County Fairgrounds – 7 p.m.

     The meetings will feature great food, valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. IBCA will provide an update on policy and programs, and Purdue will share a presentation on preparing for forages, entitled “Are You Treating Your Soil Like Dirt?”

     RSVP to Cass County Extension Office by 1/5/09: 574-753-7750

     The counties in Area 8 are:  Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash.

January 8, 2009: Getting a Grip on Energy Costs

     An energy workshop and trade show for managing the high cost of energy for the homeowner and business person. Free to public, no pre-registration required. First 100 attendees receive free CFL light bulb!

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Indiana University Kokomo, 2300 South Washington Street, Kokomo, IN.

News release   Informational brochure

Publication from U.S. Department of Energy (3.20 MB, pdf file):

     Energy Savers Booklet - Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home


Last updated: Dec. 11, 2013