SHARE Home News Feed Pigs to Join the Dairy Cows at Fair Oaks Indiana The official ground breaking at Legacy Farms near Rensselaer Tuesday afternoon drew hundreds from agriculture and the local community. Construction is well underway for the working pig farm that will allow visitors a direct look down into the operation when it opens roughly a year from now.Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman told HAT the ceremony marks a win in many ways.“Every sector within agriculture supports one another and that was very obvious by this attendance. I think public celebrations are important for a number of reasons. This is a visible sign of confidence in the local economy, confidence in the state economy, confidence in the future of agriculture and pork production.”Belstra Milling is building and will operate Legacy Farms. Vice President Malcolm DeKryger explains it is the very first pig farm designed from scratch to show people pig production without getting in the way of the process.“All production happens on the lower level. Ten feet up above we will have a mezzanine that will reach out into the production building completely surrounded by glass. And from that skybox if you will, people can spend all the time that they want watching our employees breed animals, move sows around, help the farrowing or the birthing process occur, as well as day one care of baby pigs.”Mike Platt is the executive director of Indiana Pork and he also serves as the president of the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure board of directors, the company educating visitors and conducting tours. Platt says they intend to make this northwest Indiana stop a national destination.“We’re really looking at this as the location in the United States for people to learn about pig production and to come see firsthand what pig production is all about. So we really have focused this as a national destination which has really caught the attention and the interest of the National Pork Board who are a major funder of the educational piece of this.”Fair Oaks Dairy has been open since 2004 and draws in a half million annually. CEO Gary Corbett says with hopes for beef, poultry, fish and even crops joining the Fair Oaks experience one day, attendance should jump significantly.“We hope to have all of the animal groups here by the end of the summer of 2014, then we’re hoping in that next five year period we’ll be up to 2 million visitors. We don’t think that’s a stretch at all,” he told HAT.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Pig-Adventure-coming-to-Fair-Oaks.mp3|titles=Pig Adventure coming to Fair Oaks]Click here for a Legacy Farms fact sheet.In the HAT interview DeKryger looks back on how the idea for a pig operation at Fair Oaks started and the new technology that will be employed:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Malcolm-DeKryger-at-Legacy-groundbreaking.mp3|titles=Malcolm DeKryger at Legacy groundbreaking]Mike Platt describes the pork industry support the pig adventure is receiving:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Mike-Platt-at-FOPA-groundbreaking.mp3|titles=Mike Platt at FOPA groundbreaking]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Pig-Adventure-coming-to-Fair-Oaks.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 1, 2012 Facebook Twitter Pigs to Join the Dairy Cows at Fair Oaks Indiana Previous articleEstate Tax Exemption About To CloseNext articleNRCS Announces Special Sign Up for Drought Relief Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter
To date, the health department says there have been 168 total test. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. The health department’s report shows a decrease in the number of individuals in precautionary and mandatory quarantine. CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Health Department gave an update on the latest information regarding the coronavirus on Sunday. The Chenango County Health Department said as of Sunday, the number of positive coronavirus cases remains at 36. For more information, go to the Chenango County Health Department’s website. Additionally, there are five people hospitalized due to the coronavirus, bringing that number up by two from Saturday. As of Saturday, the department reported 96 people in precautionary quarantine and 229 in mandatory quarantine. The most recent numbers show that there are 77 individuals in precautionary quarantine and 218 in mandatory quarantine, bringing those numbers down by 19 and 11.