Monthly Archives: July 2020

Griggsville Native Earns National Veterinarian Award

Provided by My Journal Couier | Written by: Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree| July 2020 CARTHAGE — From working on a farm as a young boy to watching as his father tended to animals in and around Pike County, Clayton Johnson grew up knowing he wanted to work with animals. Though originally wanting to become a farmer and raise his own animals, the Griggsville native followed in his father’s footsteps into veterinarian science. Now, Clayton is being recognized for his work in the swine industry as recipient of

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How Smock Farms Survived Plant Closures

Provided by Farm Journal’s Pork | Written by: Jennifer Shike| July 2020 The fear of the unknown kept Ashlyn Imus awake at night when packing plants began to shutter last spring due to employee absenteeism and COVID-19. “You simply had no idea what could happen or what was going to happen,” Imus says. “On one hand, I wondered if it was real. Was it being overexaggerated in the media?” As the farm manager at Smock Farms in Idaville, Ind., Imus oversees a 100,000-head, wean-to-finish operation and

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