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.
- 2019 International Master Gardener Conference in Valley Forge, PAPosted December 13, 2018
The 2019 Conference takes place June 17-21. Early registration lasts until April 14. Read More »Road Trip Update!Posted December 13, 2018
There is still time to reserve your spot to visit Callaway Gardens and the Little White House in Warm Springs Georgia March 22-24, 2019. Read More »Master Gardener classes to be offered in Gibson County starting January 8, 2019Posted September 24, 2018
Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training will be held Tuesdays, 6-9 pm January 8 through April 2, 2019 at the Vincennes University Gibson Center. Read More »