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New State Rule Affects Those Who Work With Agricultural Fertilizers:
Those hired to apply, handle or transport fertilizer for agricultural purposes within Indiana must
become certified through the Office of the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioners (OISC) by
January 1, 2012.  The new rule also requires certification for anyone applying manure from confined feeding operations (CFOs).  Certification exams are conducted at the Purdue University-based OISC,
with exams also available at remote testing sites.  For more information, please click here.

John W. Bottorff Memorial Scholarship:
The Clark County Cattlemen's Association has announced that a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or already enrolled in any course of study at a post-secondary institution this fall.  The scholarship is the John W. Bottorff memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a past-president and charter member of the Association.  The only requirement for eligibility to apply for the scholarship is that either the applicant or their parent(s) must be a current member of the Association as of May 15, of the current year. 

The awarding of the scholarship will be based on leadership, scholarship adn a personal interview.  The scholarship will be paid in two installments; one-half at the beginning of each of two semesters or two quarters within the upcoming adademic year.

The scholarship application deadline is July 1, of the current year.  Questions about the scholarship can be directed to Scott Abbott, President of the Clark County Cattlemen's Association at 812-293-3372.  Applications are available at the Purdue Extension Office or please click here.




Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Animal Agriculture:

Animal Sciences Extension Website - The Extension homepage for the Department of Animals Sciences.  Provides additional links to information of general interest across species including the Animal Sciences Extension calendar, contact information for campus specialists, youth activities, and the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center.

Purdue CAFO Website – Purdue website to address environmental, public health, social, and economic issues surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and their impacts.

Purdue Food Animal Education Network Website – Purdue website to inform the general public about issues pertaining to modern animal agriculture.

Purdue Organic and Alternative Livestock Production Systems WebsitePurdue website to address issues related to organic and alternative livestock production systems.

Feeding Biofuel co-products to Livestock – Purdue website featuring Extension publications related to feeding of distiller’s grains to livestock.

Purdue Animal Manure Solutions – Purdue website featuring Extension publications, regulations, and national curriculum about the management of animal manure on livestock and poultry farms.

Computer Programs from Purdue Animal Sciences – Purdue website providing access to nutrition and manure management computer programs.  Programs include the Manure Management Planner, a Windows-based computer program to create manure management plans for crop and animal feeding operations.

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine – Purdue gateway to information, faculty, and resources in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Indiana Board of Animal Health – Indiana state agency providing leadership on animal health, animal product food safety and inspection, care of animals in disasters, animal care, and emerging animal and zoonotic diseases.

Species Information - Links and other resources for livestock, horse, poultry, swine, small ruminants and aquaculture production.

Farm Safety Information

The Agrability Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. This site provides a wealth of information to assist farmers and ranchers with disabilities.