Harrison 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.  Purdue Extension focuses on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, Health and Human Sciences, 4H Youth Development.

Our educators are here to help you find answers and understanding related to these program areas. You can contact us with questions Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm by phone, email, or just stop by our office at 247 Atwood Street in Corydon. Our office also offers many services, programs, and educational opportunities, as well as partnerships with community organizations.

Educational Opportunities Include:

  • Soil Sample Analysis
  • Harrison County Extension Homemakers
  • Plant and Insect ID
  • Community Wellness/SNAP Ed
  • 4-H Minis (Grades K-2)
  • 4-H Membership (Grades 3-12)
  • ServeSafe Food Handler and Manager Certification
  • Harrison County Master Gardeners
  • Health, Family, and Nutrition Education
  • Native Habitat Alliance
  • Pressure Canner Testing
  • Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostic
  • Ag Day
  • Conflict Management Training
  • Harrison County Cattleman's Association
  • Money Management
  • Pesticide Applicator Certification
  • Dining With Diabetes Classes
  • Master Gardener Workshops, Plants Sales, Guest Speakers

What is Purdue Extension?

By clicking the button below, you can view a brief overview of Purdue Extension, what we do for the citizens of Indiana, and how we are Indiana's educational partner for life.



Explore Our Program Areas

4-H Youth Development

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Health and Human Sciences

Community Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Harrison County

247 Atwood Street

Corydon, IN 47112


For Questions Related to:

Agriculture and Natural Resources:

Ariel Camm: camm@purdue.edu


Health and Human Sciences:

Tara Beckman: tdbeckma@purdue.edu


4-H and Youth Development:

Anna Denny: denny4@purdue.edu

Welcome Our Summer Assistant!

Hi, I’m Melissa Greenwell. I’m delighted to share that I’ve recently joined the talented team at Purdue Extension Harrison County as a Summer Assistant. I look forward to contributing to the success of the Extension mission and programming, and learning from my new colleagues along the way. I am a lifelong resident of Harrison County and graduated from Corydon Central High School. My family raises poultry. I enjoy traveling, studying history and genealogy, and serving others. I have been extensively involved in 4-H, joining as a youth and later becoming a

4-H parent, volunteer, superintendent, and council member. I served as Vice President of the Extension Board from 2018-2024. I am excited to continue my journey with Harrison County Extension in this new role in order to serve my community and work with an organization that makes a positive impact in people’s lives.

We Value Your Input!

We Value Your Input!

Purdue Extension Harrison County Survey

Each and every day we strive to identify and meet the needs and interests of our community. Giving your input here, we appreciate you and the insight you provide so that we continue to carry out Purdue Extension's mission and strive to be...

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Meet our County Extension Director!

Introducing our Health and Human Sciences & Community Development (HHS/CD) Educator, Tara Beckman, now as our new County Extension Director (CED)!

For the last two years, Tara has served in the HHS/CD Educator role within the office, where she has formed and strengthened county partnerships, delivered educational programming and processes that strive to address county needs, and has worked diligently to uphold Purdue Extension’s mission in Harrison County. She will continue to work in these capacities, in addition to the CED role, moving forward.

Tara looks forward to talking with and working alongside county leaders and community members from this new capacity, while providing on-going support toward Extension’s program areas and the impactful work each are doing in Harrison County.

Purdue Extension Calendar

Purdue Extension Calendar

Extension Calendar

Please view the Extension Calendar for upcoming events at a glance. You can click on any underlined events to view the available flyer!

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challenge kit

This Month's Challenge Kit

Livestock, Fair Food, and Rides...Oh My! The June Challenge Kit includes a fun and educational scavenger hunt for all ages!

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What is a Challenge Kit?

Our monthly challenge kits provide instructions and most materials to do a DIY educational project or two on your own. The kits are geared towards ALL Harrison County community members, and focus on Extension education areas.

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Harrison County Extension Board

Harrison County Extension Board

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Harrison County Extension Board

County Extension Boards have the responsibility to guide the overall local Extension program, including 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Health and Human Sciences. Click below to learn more!

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Harrison County Extension: Upcoming Events

HHS Events
Health & Human Sciences Events

Check out Health and Human Sciences events here!

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ANR Events
Agriculture & Natural Resources Events

Check out Agriculture and Natural Resources events here!

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4H Events
4-H Events

Check out 4-H events here!

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Quarterly Report Newsletter

Quarterly Report Newsletter

What is the Quarterly Report?

The Quarterly Newsletter is a summary of what each of our educators have accomplished in the past quarter to be Indiana's educational partner for life!

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Extension Resources


At Purdue Extension, we offer several camps throughout the year.

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Extension Homemakers

The mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing...

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Food & Nutrition

Our HHS educator can help you learn more about food and how to discover nutritious meals for you...

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After School Enrichment Programs

Our after-school enrichment programs are a fun and beneficial way for our educators to teach fun...

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Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension...

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Money Management

Our HHS educator offers a variety of programs that can help you manage your finances.

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Mini 4-H Workshops

We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops to youth in grades K-2, call the office to...

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Horse and Pony

Learn many things about horses and ponies in various programs!

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From soil testing to hay nutrition and more, there are several agriculture resources for you!

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Nutrition Education Program

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4-H Workshops

We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops to youth in grades 3-12, call the office to...

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There are several programs offered by our HHS educator to maintain wellness in many ways

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Cattleman's Association

Visit the Purdue Extension Harrison County ANR page for more information about the Harrison...

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Community Development

Learn skills from our HHS educator to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents,...

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Career Development Events

Career Development Events (CDE) are educational events that cover a variety of topics for youth

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Soil Testing

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Forage Testing

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