Julie Harrold

Groundwater Focus Committee
Julie Harrold is the Program Manager for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and Water Quality Initiatives for the IN State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Division of Soil Conservation (DSC). As the Program Manager, Julie provides leadership and management for the Indiana State Nutrient Reduction Strategy, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), Indiana representation in the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force, and other water quality initiatives undertaken by the ISDA.
Julie is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and Design, and has over 19 years of experience as a conservation professional. She previously worked as a Resource Specialist and the Northeast Resource Specialist Team Leader for ISDA.
Her experience includes engineering survey, design and implementation of conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as Grassed Waterways and Wetland Restorations, working as a CREP Leader for the Upper Wabash Watershed, working with Soil and Water Conservation Districts in northeast Indiana on carrying out conservation programs and events and providing technical assistance, working with DSC staff in quantifying the water quality benefits of various conservation BMPs, and working with several of the programs and initiatives within the ISDA-DSC such as the INfield Advantage program and the Red Gold Stewardship Award Program.
Julie grew up in Ossian, IN in Wells County, and currently lives in Columbia City, IN. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking her four children to their many activities, spending time with friends, riding her bike, camping and reading.