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John L. Hawley - National Farm to School Network Indiana Supporting Partner

John is the Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator for Purdue Extension – Dearborn County. He currently serves Indiana as a Supporting Partner to the National Farm to School Network and Farm to School specialist representing Purdue Extension. In these roles, John focuses on educational programming, such as the Great Lakes Apple Crunch and Ag Days. He also provides technical assistance and other resources to Farm to School programs locally and statewide.

Address:  229 Main Street, Aurora, IN 47001                                 Phone:  (812) 926-1189
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Crystal Van Pelt

Crystal is the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Development Educator in Steuben County, Indiana. She has been working on Farm to School projects and programs since 2014, including school gardening lessons and activities, a school food procurement field day, and Food Day celebrations.

Address: 317 South Wayne Street, Suite 1A Angola, IN 46703    Phone:  (260) 668-1000
Anthony Van Gorp

Anthony is the Urban Agriculture Educator assigned to Gary Indiana on a SARE Grant. The primary duties are to Support the development of an urban agriculture certificate program adapted for the Gary community, tool sharing program, internship program with trained mentors, Create a peer-to-peer network of urban farmers, ND Initiate a fresh produce marketing program with local stakeholders  .

Address:  839 Broadway, Suite North 206, Gary, IN 46402           Phone:  (219) 378-0359
Hans Schmitz

Hans is an educator in Posey County. He’s not working Farm to School but likes to incorporate JMG curriculum into other programming.

Address: 126 E 3rd St., Rm. 29 Mt. Vernon, IN 47620                    Phone:  (812) 838-1331
Karen Mitchell

Karen is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Purdue Extension – Tippecanoe County. Karen received her B.S. in Horticultural Production and Marketing and M.S. in Weed Science at Purdue University. With a passion for helping others grow, Karen is active in statewide extension programming for small farms, beginning farmers, Master Gardeners, community gardens, and home horticulture.

Address: 3150 Sagamore Pkwy S Lafayette, IN 47905                     Phone:  (765) 474-0793
Krista Pullen

Krista is the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Development Educator in Cass County. Krista takes an active role in statewide extension efforts through her programming in succession planning, farm to school, Junior Master Gardeners, home horticulture, and crop and livestock production.

Address:  200 Court Park, Room 302 Logansport, IN 46947            Phone:  (574) 753-7750

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