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Since 1814 Washington County Government has served the residents of communities such as Bartle, Beck's Mill, Blue River, Bunker Hill, Canton, Claysville, Daisy Hill, Farrabee, Georgetown, Haleysburg, Harristown, Hitchcock, Kossuth, Martinsburg, McKinley, Mt. Carmel, New Liberty, New Philadelphia, Organ Spring, Plattsburg, Prowsville, Punkin Center, Rosebud, Rush Creek Valley, Smedley, South Boston and Salem.

Washington County, Indiana was named in honor of U.S. President George Washington. Washington County is the 7th largest county in Indiana at 514 square miles. With its fertile cropland, scenic beauty of its rolling hills, progressive business community and strong educational values Washington County is a wonderful place to call home.

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Tomatoes: Planting to Preservation

For Immediate Release March 25, 2015

Tomatoes: Planting to Preservation

A two-part program titled "Planting to Preservation" is being hosted by Purdue Extension - Washington County. The 2015 program focus will be on Tomatoes. On Tuesday, April 14, Richard Beckort, Ag. & Natural Resources Extension Educator in Jackson County, will present a program on tomato selection, planting, care, possible problems and harvesting. The April 14 program does not have a limit on the number of attendees and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the Wash. Co. Gov. Building (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem). The Saturday, July 11 program will be from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and will include both classroom and hands-on preservation of tomatoes activities. The program location is to be determined. Class size is limited for the July 11 program is $15 per person. Contact Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to register for these programs.

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Good Ag. Practices Program for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

For Immediate Release March 25, 2015

Good Ag. Practices Program for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Good Agriculture Practices from A to Z, will be offered on Wednesday, April 8th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Meeting Room on the lower level of the Washington County Government Building (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem).  This program features sessions on assessing food safety risk, writing a food safety plan, worker health & hygiene, soil amendments, water sources & quality, and post-harvest safety.  The target audience for this program are current and prospective fruit and vegetable producers, market gardeners and managers of community gardens that distribute produce to the public. The goal is to present current science-based information on how to reduce risk of contamination during production of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide practical knowledge on planning and documenting food safety practices from planting through marketing. The cost is $15 per person.  Lunch is included. The deadline to registration is Monday, April 6. Contact Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to receive a registration form.

 

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South Fork-Blue River Stakeholder Meeting Rescheduled

For Immediate Release March 30, 2015

Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District

South Fork-Blue River Stakeholder Meeting Rescheduled; Steering Committee Meeting Scheduled

Wow! What a winter we have had! Due to the inclement weather, the South Fork-Blue River Watershed Project Stakeholder meeting that was to be held on March 5th was postponed.

 

The Stakeholder meeting has been rescheduled for March 31st, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. @ the Washington County Government Building located at 806 Martinsburg Road, Salem, IN.  The first steering committee meeting will follow the stakeholder meeting from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the same location.

 

The stakeholder meeting is designed to introduce the South Fork-Blue River project as well as provide an opportunity for stakeholders to voice any water quality concerns or questions about the project.

 

The South Fork-Blue River Watershed steering committee will meet to discuss and formulate decisions for the project, review the work of the development of the watershed management plan, and help develop professional workshops to promote the importance of water quality to the public.  The public is welcome to attend and provide input to the committee's decisions.

 

 For more information or any further questions, please feel free to contact me at 812-883-3704 ext. 3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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