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.


FAMACHA© Workshop for Sheep & Goats

For Immediate Release    July 22, 2014

The Washington County Sheep Association and Purdue Extension – Washington County are hosting a FAMACHA workshop for sheep and goat producers on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds (118 Fair St. Salem, IN 47167). Registration will begin at 5:30 pm.

FAMACHA© is a diagnostic test to help small ruminant producers identify which animals in their herds require treatment for parasites. A card is used as a tool to match eyelid color to blood anemia levels, which is an indicator of the barber pole worm infection that causes anemia. This training is important for producers who are interested in learning more about FAMACHA© and parasite control in sheep and goats.

The cost of the workshop is $20.00 per family for materials and the FAMACHA© card. This will be collected at the workshop, but RSVP's are needed by Monday, August 18, 2014 to the Purdue Extension – Washington County office at 806 Martinsburg Rd., Suite 104 Salem, IN 47167, by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 812-883-4601.

Ten registrations are required by this date to hold the program. Also contact the Extension office with questions, for more information or if you need reasonable accommodations to attend this program.


Certified Livestock Producer Program

For Immediate Release    April 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is now accepting applications from
Indiana livestock producers interested in participating in the Certified Livestock Producer Program. The
program recognizes outstanding livestock producers that go above and beyond in their farm management
practices. Applications are due May 30, 2014.

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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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