Agriculture and Natural Resources

Complied by Diane Turner - Hamilton County Educator

Purdue Extension - Hamilton County

The mission of Purdue Extension is to provide a link between Land Grant research and Indiana citizens. In doing that we provide practical solutions to local issues. We provide information and expertise that's available in the form you want, when you want it.

Purdue Production Newsletters

Check out the Beef Roundtable Monthly Webcast

Beef producers have a new resource to help them keep up with rapidly changing trends and topics in the industry - a monthly, 15-minute video webcast produced by Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences in cooperation with BEEF Magazine. The next episode is scheduled to be posted on September 15th on "The Beef Roundtable" website at and the BEEF Magazine website.

Upcoming Training Events and Opportunities

Beginning Farmer Tours

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 8am

Purdue Extension - Marion County and Growing Places Indy

These workshops will offer farmers insights about topics like funding opportunities, building community partnerships, and finding institutional markets. Tours involve a number of independent farmers: from pastured poultry to organic vegetables, to urban agriculture. Register here.

Indiana Flower Growers Association Educational Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 8:30am-5pm

Purdue Beck Agricultural Center - West Lafayette, IN

You are invited to attend the 33rd Annual Indiana Flower Growers Association (IFGA) Educational Conference which will be held at the Purdue Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, IN on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The Indiana Flower Growers Association (IFGA) and Purdue Extension are jointly sponsoring this year’s Educational Sessions. Early Registration discounts end on September 15th. Click here to view the flyer.

About Diane Turner

Diane is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Hamilton County, Indiana. Her responsibilities include support for commercial agriculture producers, homeowners, and coordinating the Master Gardener Program. Feel free to call or email her with questions.