Agriculture

Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

Website http://www.mc-iris.org/
Description

Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.

Year Established 2009
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Local Growers Guild

Website http://www.localgrowers.org/
Contact Kim Kanney (Director)
Phone 812-333-8287
Email localgrowers [at] localgrowers [dot] org
Description The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers in southern and central Indiana. Our mission is to educate, support, and connect local growers, consumers, businesses and communities about the importance of locally grown food. Our members include growers, businesses, and community members.
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Monroe County 4-H

Website http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe/pages/default.aspx
Contact Jeffrey Holland (Monroe County Youth 4-H Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description Monroe County offices for the 4-H Purdue extension. Call or email for available clubs and programs.
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Monroe County Natural Resources Conservation Service

Website http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/in/contact/local/#Monroe
Contact Brook Rieman (District Conservationist)
Phone 812-334-4318 ext. 3
Email brook [dot] rieman [at] in [dot] usda [dot] gov
Address 1931 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.

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Farm Service Agency (USDA)

Website http://www.fsa.usda.gov/in
Contact Troy Hobson (County Executive Director)
Phone 812-334-4323
Email Troy [dot] Hobson [at] in [dot] usda [dot] gov
Address Monroe County Farm Service Agency
1931 Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
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Gateway Poultry Association

Website http://www.gatewaypoultryshow.com/
Description

From the website: a place to find information about the Gateway Poultry Show held every April at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Indiana. We typically have about 1,000 entries of chickens, waterfowl, pigeons and turkeys. We also have vendors that sell poultry supplies and a bird sales area. Food (breakfast and lunch) is provided by the Monroe County 4-H Poultry Club with all proceeds going towards supplies and awards for their fair. There is no fee for parking and no fee to enter the show hall.

Additional Contact Bob Abbitt (Breed Club Meets/General Information)
Phone 812-828-9485
Email rabbit [at] indiana [dot] edu
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USDA Rural Development

Website http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/in/
Contact Deborah Boudreau (Area Specialist)
Phone 812-384-4634 ext. 15
Email deb [dot] boudreau [at] in [dot] usda [dot] gov
Description

The USDA's Rural Development program's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans.

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Center for Sustainable Living

Website http://simplycsl.org/
Phone 812-332-8796
Email csloffice [at] gmail [dot] com
Address The Caldwell ECO Center
323 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description It is the mission of the Center for Sustainable Living to make available information, services, projects and networking opportunities for those interested in exploring ecologically and economically sustainable ways of thinking, living and interacting in our community.
Additional Contact Lucille Bertuccio (President)
Phone 812-331-2726
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Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

Website http://www.ces.purdue.edu/monroe/
Phone 812-349-2575
Email monroeces [at] purdue [dot] edu
Description 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.
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White River Farm Bureau Co-op

Website http://www.whiterivercoop.com/
Contact Tim Fagan (Branch Manager)
Phone (812) 332-4471
Email bloomington [at] whiterivercoop [dot] com
Address 1305 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Office: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm; Store: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 6pm; Saturday, 7:30am - 5pm
Description White River Co-op is a full service agricultural retailer that serves patrons in a six county area - Daviess, Greene, Martin, Monroe, Lawrence, and Orange - in South Central Indiana.
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