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Washington County Business News


The Washington County Cattlemen's Association and Washington County Pork Producers Association will hold a joint Annual Meeting on Monday, March 10 at the New Hope Methodist Church, located on State Rd 60 West. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations need to be called into the Purdue Extension Office (883 4601) by Wednesday, March 5.

The Annual Meeting is for anyone interested in the beef or pork industry. The Washington County Cattlemen’s Association annual membership dues are $15.00 and the Washington County Pork Producers annual membership dues are $10. These can be paid at the door.

After the meal Dr. Fred Whitford from Purdue Pesticide Programs will provide the program.


The annual Starlight Area Vegetable Growers Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the Barnyard Bash II building at the Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant (2421 Engle Rd., Borden, IN 47106). This annual educational program will begin with registration and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a program by Purdue Extension specialists and the Clark County Purdue Extension Educator. The dinner and program are FREE and open to anyone with an interest in producing quality vegetables.

For nearly 40 years, vegetable growers from across Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky have been coming to Starlight, IN each winter to learn about the latest information regarding the production of fresh vegetables. Growers (including home gardeners) wishing to spend a few hours learning about the latest information in the field of vegetable crop production are encouraged to attend. There will be an opportunity for participants to visit commercial exhibitors throughout the evening to keep in touch with the latest pest control options, vegetable varieties, tools and financial products.

Credits will be available for those folks who attend who hold a Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. Anyone wishing to receive PARP credit will pay a $10 charge and should bring their license. Commercial Pesticide CCH’s in category 1 have also been applied for participants at this program.

Participants are asked to pre-register by March 10th to help allow for adequate preparations.

Pre-registration may be completed by calling the Purdue Extension Office at 812-256-4591 or by contacting Dave Hynes, Extension Educator in Clark County, by email at dhynes@purdue.edu