Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center (PPAC)

Forest trees and ground cover, Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center (PPAC).

Pinney Purdue Ag Center is in the Northwestern Morainal natural region in Porter County. The PAC contains a total of 643 acres, with about 36 acres in forest. The forest was originally used to study the effects of cattle grazing on woodlands. Today, the woodlands is a component of a natural resources, management, demonstration area. This area highlights forest management, native warm season grass establishment, wetland establishment, deer fencing, shrub plantings and a black cherry seed orchard.

Purdue Pinney Agriculture Center (PPAC), aerial view.


  • Forest Inventory
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Timber Stand
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement
  • Management Plan
  • 643 acres

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Stephen Boyer
Superintendent, Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC)
11402 South County Line Road
Wanatah, IN 46390
Phone: 219-733-2379
Email: ​​

Don Carlson
Property Manager
Southeast-Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC)
4425 East 350 North
Butlerville, IN 47223
Cell: 812.798.2764

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Purdue centers seek to support and enhance the research and partnership enterprise at Purdue University. The centers are valued and encouraged at Purdue as they create a venue for faculty to come together to pursue common goals. Forestry and Natural Resources have faculty and staff involved in six centers here at the University.

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources maintains an impressive collection of state-of-the-art research and education facilities. These labs, green houses, and educational facilities are a fundamental component that enables our faculty and students to learn, make new discoveries, and engage our clients in using these discoveries to sustain our nation’s ecosystems and natural resources.​