With spring upcoming and people starting to head back outdoors it is time to think about protection from ticks. Ticks are a major vector of many diseases affecting humans, companion animals and livestock and the prevalence of these diseases has been rapidly increasing over the last decade. On Monday, April 3rd at 6pm at Hocking Valley Community Hospital I will discuss tick diseases, identification and prevention methods. The class is free and open to the public.
How to identify which tick is important, different ticks carry different diseases and all ticks carry more than one disease.
We will discuss lifecycles.
And go over how to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your livestock. Ticks are tough to repel, many of the most common products are ineffective.
We will discuss what works and what does not work.
Space is limited to about 20-25 and classes at HVCH generally fill up. The class is free so bring your friends and your questions.
Class instructor is Tim McDermott, DVM from OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Office. Call (740) 380-8336 or email email@example.com to RSVP.
OSU Extension and Hocking Soil and Water Conservation District will be partnering to present a FREE workshop at Bishop Educational Gardens, the home of Lilyfest, on Wednesday March 1st from 6:30 to 8pm.
Basic techniques for starting your own flowers, herbs and vegetables will be demonstrated as well as a discussion on how to construct your own home growing environment.
Registration is recommended to ensure we have enough seating. Bring your questions and your friends. Bishop Educational Garden is located at 13200 Little Cola Rd. Rockbridge, OH 43149 (click for google map)
For more information or to register contact Rebecca Miller, HSWCD, at 740-385-3016 or Tim McDermott OSUE at 740-385-3222 or email to McDermott.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hocking County 4-H Horse Sub-committee
Swap ’til You Drop – Tack Swap
Saturday January 14th, 2017
Click for PDF —-> 2017-4h-tack-swap-flyer
Changes will soon occur to hundreds of antimicrobial applications for livestock by the end of the year. These changes will add the need for Veterinary oversight on how medically important antibiotics can be used in food and water in livestock.
A presentation on the basics of what the Veterinary Feed Directive rules will be going forward and how it will impact local producers will be held at the Youth Center at the Hocking County Fairgrounds on Wednesday January 11th at 7pm.