The Ohio County Fair Board was notified of a recent change made by the packers that purchase swine from our county fair. In 2016, the packers will NOT purchase any swine from our fair that has been clipped in any way. With this new information the Fair Board has made a rule that will be strictly enforced that any swine that has been clipped in any way will not be eligible for auction or shipping to the yards.
Purdue Extension-Ohio County and the Ohio County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a pasture walk on May 23rd at the Alan and Connie Althoff Farm starting at 6:00PM. Topics that will be covered include how to identify plants in the pasture and making suggestions on how to improve pasture quality.
Would you like to learn how to get your dog ready for the dog show or learn some tips on how to get him/her to obey? Come to the Dog Obedience Workshop on May 9th beginning at 6:30pm at the Ohio County Fairgrounds.
2016 4-H Camp Applications are now available at the Extension office, or may be printed here. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday, May 6. A big THANK YOU to the Youth Advisory Board for paying 1/2 of the camp fees again this year!! The cost to 4-H'ers will be $80. Camp is June 6th - 9th, 2016.
The MANDATORY Livestock Meeting is for ALL livestock exhibitors and exhibitors participating in the auction. This includes members from each of the following species: BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE, GOATS, DAIRY, POULTRY, TURKEY, WATERFOWL, and RABBITS. There are 2 meeting dates set for this year. Exhibitors need to only attend 1 of the meetings. You must attend 1 to participate in the auction.
Are you thinking of changing your landscape or adding to your existing one? This class will give you the basics on design and give you a foundation on where to start.
Pork Quality Assurance now has the option of becoming certified online. We will continue to offer a PQA workshop on Monday, May 16 at 5:30pm, at the Ohio County Extension Office, but this is now an option if you cannot make it to the workshop. Remember, that you need to be PQA certified if you plan on selling swine at the livestock auction.