Extension Office

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. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service program areas are:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Consumer and Family Sciences
  • Economic and Community Development
  • 4-H Youth


Name & TitleEmail
Amber Barks, County Extension Director, 4-H Youth EducatorEmail Amber Barks
Lais McCartney, Extension Educator - Agriculture and Natural ResourcesEmail Lais McCartney
Mandy Gray, Extension Educator- Health & Human SciencesEmail Mandy Gray
Shelley Vail, Office ManagerEmail Shelley Vail
Olivia Dickson, 4-H Program AssistantN/A
Deb Cochard, Program AssistantEmail Deb Cochard
Bobbie Lawrence, Program AssistantEmail Bobbie Lawrence
Dede Allender, Hancock County Solid Waste Management District Program CoordinatorEmail Dede Allender

Unfilled Positions

Position Currently Unfilled - Nutrition Education Program