Washington County Farm Bureau supports Washington County 4-H in many ways all throughout the year. They recently donated $2 towards every 4-H members’ enrollment fees for the 2014-2015 year. This over $800 donation helps keep enrollment fees affordable for more families to participate.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is the lead agency responding to avian influenza in Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach will continue to be involved in the response. The College of Veterinary Medicine has posted resources at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/aiv-background-and-resources.
A national animal identification system is necessary to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats. The ability to find potentially sick or exposed animals early in a disease outbreak is essential to controlling the outbreak quickly.