By Brandon Sears
MADISON COUNTY —
Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. This certification is required if you have received CAIP cost share funds for Cattle Handling Facilities or Genetic Improvement. Participation in CPH-45 sales also requires BQA certification. Cost is $5 per person and payment should be made with a check (no cash please). Give us a call at 859-623-4072 with questions or to enroll.
Cattle Squeeze Chute
Available for Rent
Madison County Farm Bureau has received approval from the county and state Agricultural Development Boards for the purchase of a cattle squeeze chute for rental use here in Madison County. The chute is a For-Most brand and includes head catch, squeeze, brisket bar and palpation cage. This is a portable unit and is very versatile and easy to use. Rental fees are $50 per day, or $75 for two consecutive days. A $50 deposit is required. For more information, contact Kevin Fields 859-582-8855, Eddie Warren 859-625-2252, or Tim Brandenburg 859-582-2895.
FSA County Committee Nominations
Local Farm Service county committee nomination ends on August 1, 2013. Local Farm Service Agency county committee would like to encourage farmers to get involved in the county committee election process.
To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Farmers may nominate themselves or others, and organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates.
To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Nomination forms for the 2013 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1, 2013. Elections will take place this fall.
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