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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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Women in Agriculture Regional Meeting

For Immediate Release February 26, 2015
Women in Agriculture Regional Meeting
The Purdue Extension Women in Ag Team is committed to providing educational opportunities, current resources and a network of support to position all women for success in the agriculture industry through skill development, confidant decision-making and personal well-being.
On Tuesday, March 10 a Purdue Women in Agriculture Regional Meeting will take place in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the Washington County Government Building (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem, IN). Registration will start at 9:30 AM with the program running from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Purdue Extension and other professionals on of topics related to “Planning.”  These topics include: Retirement & Investment Planning, Farm Emergency Planning, Emergency Management Tool Entitled Code Red, Septic System Care & Maintenance and Early Detection of Breast Cancer.
Registration for this event is necessary by Wednesday, March 5th to ensure adequate materials and lunches are available for all attendees. Registration is $30 per person. For more information on this event, please 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. . Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require auxiliary aids and services due to a disability or have a special food needs, please call 812-883-4601 by Wednesday, March 5th

 

 

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SEPAC Field Day

For Immediate Release     June 21, 2014

The annual Southeast Purdue Ag. Center Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 from 3:00-8:00 pm.  Featured speakers will be Purdue Extension Specialists and topics will include: Soybean Update, Starter Fertilizer & Population Research by Shaun Casteel; Corn Yield Response to Seeding Rates & Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates by Bob Nielsen; Soil Health – What is it & how do we improve it? by Eileen Kladivko; Regulatory Topic by Fred Whitford.  Private Applicator, Commercial Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are also available.  Private applicator credits will require $10.00.  Everyone should bring a copy of their applicator license.  Credits will only be given for attending the entire program.  RSVP’s are appreciated by June 25 to 812-352-3033.  SEPAC is located at 4425 E. County Road 350 N, Butlerville, IN 47223.  If you require auxillary aids and services due to a disability or special food needs, please call the phone number listed above by June 25. 

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Purdue Extension to Host New Farmer Program

For Immediate Release       June 5, 2014 

Whether they are families wanting to live off their land, older folks looking for retirement income, or veterans looking for peace and quiet, people around the country are starting their own small farms. Such is the popularity of starting farms with small acreage that Purdue Extension now hosts the annual Small Farms Conference every winter near Danville, IN. Interest in small farms is no different here in Southern Indiana, with people in Clark, Scott, Washington and Floyd Counties all asking how they can start living on the land, too. Extension will help answer those questions with a New Farmer Program at 6:30PM on Monday, June 16. The event will be held in the Food Stand at the Clark Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Hwy 62, Charlestown.

“Last year Extension in Scott and Washington counties hosted a new farmer callout that drew 47 people,” said Clark County Extension Educator Dave Hynes. “We want to build on that interest and give the public the information they need to start their own farming journey.”

The evening will touch on topics like business structure, marketing, selecting land and managing the soil, and selecting a production system, among others. Cost to attend is $10 per person, and anyone wanting to know how to start a farming business is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Clark Co. Extension office at (812) 256-4591.

If you need more information about the event, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at (812) 256-4591 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Dave at the office or call (888) EXT-INFO.

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