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Welcome

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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Private Applicator Exam Opportunity on February 9th

Private Applicator Exam Opportunity on February 9th

On February 9th, 2016 Purdue Extension Office of Scott County will be host location for individuals interested in acquiring their Private Applicators license. Exam available at this location are for CORE and Category 14.

Producers are welcome to take the exam any time between 3 and 6 p.m. at the Scott County Fairgrounds located at South U.S. Highway 31, Scottsburg, IN.

To take the exam, you must preregister by calling the Purdue Pesticide Program at 800-319-3090 or email Cheri Janssen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Study materials are available through the Pesticide Program or your local Extension Office.

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution.

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Opportunities for Private & Commercial Applicators to Receive Credits

For Immediate Release

Two educational programs will provide opportunities for private and commercial applicators to earn credits towards their licenses.

Southern Region Soil Health Workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Hall (1700 N. Jim Day Rd., Salem). Topics will include: Successful Seeding & Termination Strategies for Cover Crops; Herbicide Issues with Cover Crop Establishment; Weed Suppression with Cover Crops; Incorporating Manure Application with Cover Crops; and Using the Herbicide Classification Chart. The workshop fee is $10, with an additional $10 for PARP credit. Commercial applicator credits are free and include: 4 CCH's for Category 1, 1 CCH for Category 14, and 4 CCH's for Registered Technicians. Contact the Wash. Co. SWCD office to register by calling 812-883-3704 ext. 3.

Stewart Seeds will host a program on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Purkhiser-Roberts Seeds Warehouse (101 Progress Way, Salem). Topics will include: Nitrogen Forms & Movement; Strategies for Tough to Control Weeds; AIM Research Results – High Yield Soybeans & Nitrogen Modeling; and more. $10 will be required for PARP credit. Commercial applicator credits are free and include: 2 CCH's for Category 1, 1 CCH for Category 14, and 2 CCH's for Registered Technicians.

For more information about either one of these programs, contact the Extension office at 812-883-4601.

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution.

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SHEEP PRODUCERS INVITED TO MEETING

All sheep producers in the area are invited to the Washington County Sheep Association's Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 28. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room on the lower level of the Washington County Government Building located at 806 Martinsburg Road, Salem.

The meeting will begin with a meal sponsored by the Washington County Sheep Association. A short program will be follow. Details about the association's upcoming events will be presented and association business will also be conducted. Door prizes will also be given. Association annual dues of $10 may also be paid.

All sheep producers (whether you raise a couple of sheep or have a large flock) are encouraged to attend. Reservations should be made by calling 883-4601 by Monday, January 25, if possible.

Anyone unable to attend who would like more information about the Washington County Sheep Association should contact one of the Association's officers/directors: President, Bronie Brown; Vice President – Dixie Carter, Secretary/Treasurer, Brenda Hash; Directors, Jim Brown, Dave Embree, Rachel Lengel and Bill Miller, or the Washington County Extension Office at 883-4601.

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