Indiana Board of Animal Health on the Front Lines of Animal…

first_img Indiana Board of Animal Health on the Front Lines of Animal Welfare BOAH also finds itself in the role of experts in criminal cases involving charges of animal abuse. Marsh told HAT that BOAH has set standards for animal health in each county, “We when we say a horse is a number 4, everyone knows what that means. This is especially helpful when the case goes to court.”  He added that many local law enforcement officials know the local BOAH officials and call them directly when there is a local problem. Like many state agencies, BOAH has had its funding cuts in recent years, but Marsh is hoping its expanding role will encourage lawmakers to adequately fund the department in the new state budget. By Gary Truitt – Feb 23, 2015 Indiana Board of Animal Health on the Front Lines of Animal Welfare Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Board of Animal Health on the Front Lines of Animal Welfare Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE The Indiana Board of Animal Health has found itself in a unique role, being on the front line of the animal care issues.  The BOAH was originally set up to regulate the state’s livestock industry, but today it has many different roles — from meat inspection to first responders for animal abuse cases.  State Veterinarian Dr. Bret Marsh says determining what is actually animal abuse and then dealing with animals who are abused is something for which most local law enforcement agencies are not equipped or trained, “Dealing with animals and animal care issues is not something local law enforcement officers get any training on.” As a result, BOAH has taken on the role of working with law enforcement, “We offer the services of our veterinarians to work with local officials. It is a great collaboration,” said Marsh. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBiodiesel’s Impact on Soy GrowersNext articleWest Coast Ports Nearing Normal Activity Gary Truittlast_img read more

Doras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racism

first_imgAdvertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCommunityPoliticsDoras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racismBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2019 855 Limerick on Covid watch list Email TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Facebook Print Doras Luimní chief executive Sean McSweeney. Photo: Cian ReinhardtDoras invites local and European election candidates in Limerick to reaffirm their commitment to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 at the Doras office in Limerick on May 1, 2019. The protocol was recently re-launched by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland), of which Doras is a member.Since 2001, the Anti-Racism Election Protocol has played an integral part in ensuring that elections have been conducted in an unbiased manner, and that candidates do not incite hatred or discrimination on any basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO said, “Doras would like to give each local candidate in Limerick the opportunity to sign the protocol to show their constituents that they are dedicated to upholding anti-racism and non-discrimination principles during and following their election campaigns. No candidate should be using hate-speech or racist discourse, and we hope to encourage the voting public to hold their candidates to these standards.”The event will be held on Wednesday 1st  May 2019, at the Doras office, 51a O’Connell St, Limerick at 3pm. Candidates will be asked to sign a hard copy of the protocol in the presence of local media, and will have the opportunity to speak with media representatives regarding their support of the protocol.Candidates interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick council asked to build cost of emissions into developmentsNext articleA feast of fun in Castleconnell Staff Reporter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitterlast_img read more

25-year anniversary

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of Georgia Program result of a trip northIn the fall of 1979, Ferree began promoting the program in theMetro-Atlanta area. Under the leadership of Dekalb Countyhorticultural agent Newton Hogg, three urban county agents inDekalb and Fulton counties organized and conducted the firstGeorgia Master Gardener training program. The first classgraduated 140 Master Gardener volunteers. “We graduated over 100 people per year for the first 15 years,”Fonseca said. “Then the program began to explode. Over the pastfew years, we’ve graduated 400 volunteers each year.”The first Master Gardeners’ training manual was a three-ringbinder filled with 10 chapters of UGA horticulture trainingmaterials. The handbook has since evolved into a 25 chapter,600-page manual. “Our Master Gardener graduates are thoroughly trained by UGAexperts,” Fonseca said. “But the true essence of the program isthe work and dedication of the volunteers. They are committed toserving their communities through projects that promote theirlove of gardening and teach others to protect and preserve theenvironment.”Presenting classes, answering phonesIn 2004, Master Gardeners in Georgia volunteered more than150,000 hours of their time. Their projects ranged from gardendemonstrations to “lunch and learn” lectures and plant-doctorclinics. They also answered hundreds of consumer phone calls.The newest part of the Master Gardener program is a trainingdesigned especially for school teachers. The Teacher MasterGardener Program is a condensed program offered during thesummer. Teachers are taught how to develop lesson plans centeredaround horticulture.”The teachers then go back and coordinate the installation ofschool gardens that are used as teaching tools,” Fonseca said.”We’ve had 150 teachers participate so far.”The traditional Master Gardener program classes are currentlyon-going. Teachers who are interested in the summer program foreducators should contact Krissy Slagle, Georgia Master Gardenerprogram assistant, at (770) 229-3368 or email her at([email protected]). Over the past 25 years, more than 3,500 people across the statehave worked for the University of Georgia and never received apaycheck.As graduates of the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences Master Gardener Program, they all volunteered their timeto assist county Extension Service agents. People who sign up for the program get 40 hours of training fromUGA Extension Service faculty. After at least 50 hours of servicethrough their local Georgia Extension office, they’re certifiedas Master Gardeners.After the training, they use their new expertise to help withcommunity education projects. 25-year celebrationThe program recently celebrated its 25thanniversary. Acelebration held January 14 at the New Perry Hotel in Perry, Ga.,brought together past graduates and county Extension agenttrainers. Georgia’s Master Gardener program first began in the spring of1979 when Butch Ferree, then head of the UGA Department ofHorticulture, traveled to Washington state to learn about apopular new urban extension outreach program, said Marco Fonseca,coordinator of the Georgia Master Gardener Program. “The program was created by urban extension agents in Washingtonstate who, inundated by homeowner requests for horticulturalinformation, developed the idea of a training volunteers to helpthem,” Fonseca said. By doing this, costs were kept to a minimum, he said, but thereturns were invaluable by providing a service the communityneeded. last_img read more