Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center (PPAC)


Martell Forest​

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.

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


Property Manager

Gary Tragesser
11402 South County Line Road
Wanatah, IN 46390
Pinney Purdue Ag Center (PPAC)
Phone: 219-733-2379
Email: ​​​

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

Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

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