Bill Horan

Purdue Extension Educator, Wells County, Community Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Wells County
Bill Horan

Bill Horan has been the Extension Educator for Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) in Wells County since 1989. In 2005, he added the Economic and Community Development responsibility (ECD). His involvement in community development is quite diverse. He is very interested in land use and economic development issues, and he is an active member of the Wells County Area Plan Commission where he served as the President for eight years.

Bill was on the steering committee for the Wells County Leadership Academy. and he is the market master for the Bluffton Farmers’ Market. He also teaches economics, financial literacy and work-readiness classes in the local schools via the Junior Achievement program.

Bill received his B.S. in Animal Sciences from Purdue in 1983 and served as a livestock extension agent in the U.S. Peace Corps (Tunisia) from 1983-1986. He completed his M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue in 1989. He participates in many nonprofit and service organizations in his community as well. He has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and he has served on the board of the local United Way.