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February 1, 2013

BRIEFS: Feb. 2-3, 2013


Library hosting intercambio

Would you like to practice speaking Spanish? The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is having a intercambio from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday beginning Feb. 3, in the small meeting room on the lower level of the library. The program will run through May 19.

There will be a bilingual facilitator there who will assist with communication. There will be questions in English and Spanish to help build vocabulary and help with ideas for topics of conversation as well as Spanish/English dictionaries. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet and a pen or pencil for note taking.

Peters to talk Underground Railroad at library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly Midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Pam Peters, author of “the Underground Railroad in Floyd County” will discuss the Underground Railroad in Floyd County. She will talk about where did runaway slaves go once they reached the river’s edge on Indiana soil, how did they get out of the Southern Indiana area and who helped them?

Coffee and donuts will be served.


New fertilizer rules to be discussed

Farmers already know that large confined feeding operations must comply with Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s fertilizer rules. And most know that new fertilizer rules from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist come into effect on Feb. 16, 2013. But what are the new rules? Who do the rules apply to? How will your farm be impacted? Purdue Extension will answer those questions with a discussion of the new fertilizer rules, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Clark County Extension office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. Discussion topics will include the new fertilizer rule, a mini bulk rule update, and a talk on measuring pesticides correctly. Dessert and coffee will be served. Private applicator recertification credits are available. There is no cost to attend the session, but those wishing to receive PARP credit need to bring $10 and their licenses.

 Please register by calling the Extension office at 812-256-4591. For more information, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at the Extension office or email

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