Sunman, IN — Six livestock producers were honored Monday for going above and beyond in their farm management in the areas of environmental stewardship, animal well-being, biosecurity, emergency planning, and community relations.As the newest members of the Certified Livestock Producer program, they were recognized by Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler during an awards ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.“These producers are going the extra mile in almost every aspect of their farm management, from ensuring the well-being of their animals to being good stewards of the environment,” Kettler said. “We’re proud to welcome them into the Certified Livestock Producer program.”To complete the certification, the producers had to work with their veterinarian to develop a biosecurity plan, meet with their local fire department to create an emergency plan and participate in their industry’s quality assurance program, such as Beef Quality Assurance or Pork Quality Assurance. They also had to demonstrate their commitment to conserving the environment, as well as being a good neighbor in the community.Since the program’s launch in 2008, nearly 150 producers have earned the certification.Six Certified Livestock Producers were recognized at the fairgrounds including locally, David Lesko Family of Sunman.Click here or visit isda.in.gov to learn more about the Certified Livestock Producer program.
BILL NEALA super… Super Bowl Special Review:10 Hold up… Wait a minute… Oh man, get on your feet and jam… We don’t need no music. We got soul… If you ain’t gonna party, take your dead xx home… The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…We don’t need no water let the xx burn… Awwww Sooki Sooki now!! Yep, all of them. You can use all them good old par-tay shout outs and it won’t come close to what Beyonce did… Are–You–Kiddin–Me? Did you see her? Did you see them? Did you see her?? There will be an emergency meeting called with the “Top Ten Committee” cause somebody’s “body” has got to go! Ms. Beyonce has just moved into the No. 1 spot. Sorry Halle and J-Lo. Step it down one. By the way, she gets 4 stars—4 basketballs—hell—4 cucumbers, I don’t care… it’s over!!!:09 You can’t discount the emotional ride. Just ask Hines Ward how bad they wanted to win for Jerome Bettis. The Ravens rode the Ray Lewis emotional horse all the way to the Super Bowl title. Well played Ray, well played. Deer antler juice and all!:08 Did ya’ll see Beyonce?!? Oh my bad. Back to the game.:07 Don’t get me wrong. Emotion is good and talent is essential, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a no-call when Jimmy Smith assaulted Michael Crabtree in the end zone. That was a flag, no doubt about it. C’mon ref!:06 Joe Flacco named MVP… I am ok with it, but a lot can be said for Jacoby Jones’ more than 300 collective yards, including the 108 yard kick-off return, longest in Super Bowl history.:05 The night the lights went out in New Orleans. Call it a desperate attempt by the 49ers to slow the Ravens machine down. Call it bad luck in the bayou, but if you ask me, that was Miss Rudolph putting a “root” on somebody and the stadium just got in the way.