Archive for September, 2013

Building a Positive Community – Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE – PLAN TO ATTEND — All In: Building a Positive Community Make a difference in Carroll County!

Join us at three “All In: Building A Positive Community” sessions.

Rejection hurts. Repeated rejection may lead to poor school or work performance, anger or depression, problems with others, drug use, or even violence.

Purdue Extension and several Community Leaders from the two school systems and area churches want to invite anyone wanting to stop bullying, harassment and negative behaviors that hurt and exclude others to come and learn more.

  • Oct. 30, 2013, Little Theater and The Commons, Delphi Community High School, Delphi, IN – See Exclusive Showing of the Film – “Reject”.
  • Nov. 6, 2013, Carroll Junior-Senior High School, Flora, IN, Cafeteria and Auditorium – Learn more.
  • Nov. 13, 2013, Wabash and Erie Canal Conference Center, Delphi, IN —Take Action

For more information download the flyer:  All In flyer

September 24, 2013 | Education | No Comments »

New Farm BioSecurity Guidelines

The National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians want to make sure that you have a copy of the brand new set of guidelines for farm biosecurity during pit pumping and land application of manure.

Since it was first identified in the United States last May, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has created significant losses to some pork producers in many parts of the country. On some sow farms, the virus has caused mortality rates in young pigs of up to 100 percent.  Manure is a primary way the virus spreads from pig to pig and from farm to farm.

To help reduce the risk posed by PEDV-infected manure, veterinarians and university experts working with the Pork Checkoff, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, have created a set of biosecurity guidelines for pork producers, commercial and other manure haulers and land application.

Check out the link to Pork Checkoff for download resources, or find the direct link to the documents below:

PED commercial manure haulers biosecurity

PED land application manure hauling biosecurity

PED producer manure hauling biosecurity

Before entering a farm, both producers and manure hauling crews should have a plan for biosecurity-related communication, have a clearly defined entrance and exit strategy to minimize cross-contamination with other farm traffic, and maintain a distinct “line of separation” between the hauling crew and their equipment and the animals and workers on the farm site.  These guidelines detail the recommended biosecurity communication and planning that will help avoid PEDV transmission from one farm to the next during pit pumping, manure hauling and land application.

Please distribute this as widely as possible to commercial and other manure haulers, pork producers, veterinarians and others who are responsible for managing or working with swine manure. This is a critical time for the pork industry to do everything it can to stop the spread of this costly disease.

For more information also feel free to contact (click name for email contact) Dr. Paul Sundberg or Dr. Liz Wagstrom or Dr. Tom Burkgren.

Thanks for your time and cooperation.

Dr. Tom Burkgren, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council
Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board

September 14, 2013 | Issues and News and Resources | No Comments »

NEW – County Government Website

Check out the new Carroll County Government website – with updated information for local officials.  The website is missing a lot of data, but if you cannot find the “old” Carroll County website, look here.

Carroll County Government

For more comprehensive information about Carroll County and Carroll County government, please visit the Carroll Count Portal.

September 14, 2013 | Education and Resources | No Comments »

FREE Corn and Soybean Field App

From the Indiana Soybean Alliance, sign up for your FREE copy of the Purdue Extension Corn & Soybean Field Guide iPad App ($12.99 value).

You will need to sign up via an email address and this is only available for iPad or other Apple devices (Sorry, Android users!)

Click on the link to sign up:  Indiana Soybean Alliance FREE App

September 14, 2013 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »