Purdue Extension welcomes Andrew Smith as the new Urban Agriculture Extension Educator in Vanderburgh County. Previously, Andrew worked as an Urban Conservationist with a soil and water conservation district in the Evansville area where he developed an Urban Soil Health Assessment to help urban land users determine site suitability for agriculture. He also wrote a grant that helped establish conservation exhibits in Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties. Prior to that, Andrew taught at Vincennes University in the Department of Geoscience, Agriculture, and Horticulture and worked in environmental consulting.

Andrew grew up in northeast Indiana prior to relocating Evansville to attend the University of Southern Indiana where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Geology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Andrew and his family live in Evansville where he enjoys exploring the Midwest, playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading, traveling, and participating in his children’s activities.

2018 SWIMGA Members of the Year are Sue Blakeslee, Mike & Kay Haller, and Pat Singer

2018 SWIMGA Project of the Year is Hartman Arboretum. Its committee members are Grant Hartman (Chair), Karen Assenza, Linda Bohlen, Jim Bratt, Jim Brenneman, Anne Butsch, Ann Goad, Gary Herrman, Gae Holtzman, Marlene Huffaker, Jane Leingang, Bernette Locklar, Kate Lynch, Carol Pettys, Dani Ross, Deb Schade, Bob Shirel, Lisa Smith, Glayce Splittorff, Candy Tolliver, and Cindy Willis (listed alphabetically — not all members in photo).

 

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