Carroll FFA – Farmer’s Dinner

Email Steve Keown here: Steve Keown Email
Farmers Dinner

October 13, 2014 | Event and News | Comments Off

Purdue – PEDv Conference – October 21



Purdue is offering a one-day conference on PEDv, at the Hendricks County 4H Complex and Convention Center.

Topics include:

  • Rebreaks
  • Financial Planning and Employee Morale
  • Strategies to Improve Immunity
  • Additional Biosecurity
  • Testing and Sampling ad ADDL
  • Shedding and regulations
  • Regulatory Requirements

Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch.

Download the flyer and registration forms (below) or check out more information at the Purdue Extension website:  PURDUEPEDINFO

Purdue PEDv Conference Flyer

Purdue PEDv Conference Registration Form

October 12, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Monsanto – America’s Farmers GROW Communities

Americas Farmers Grwo indexIt’s that time of year again! Time to enroll for America’s Farmers Grow Communities. This program offers the chance to direct $2,500 toward your favorite local nonprofit organization.  Across rural America, farmers like you will help direct $3.3 million dollars to nonprofits in 2015.

To auto-enroll, please click here. If you prefer to enroll via phone, call us toll-free at 877-267-3332.

Don’t wait, you only have until November 30 to get involved.

Since 2010, Grow Communities has helped farmers invest more than $16 million to 6,000 nonprofit organizations. Groups that received funding in the past include fire departments, food pantries, community groups, and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H.

For official rules and a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit

Previous Carroll County Winners:

2014 – Carroll Elementary School Athletic Program

2013 – Carroll County 4H Program

2012 – Democrat Volunteer Fire Department

2011 – Flora Youth Baseball




October 11, 2014 | Event and Resources | Comments Off

Farmland – The Movie


Excellent documentary about American Farming today.

Follows 6 very different young farmers on their farms located across America.

Well worth the watch for both farmers and non-farmers.  Available to stream free on Hulu.

Farmland – The Movie (on Hulu).

October 02, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Year End Charitable Planning Options

From our friends at Carroll County Community Foundation.  Download a PDF version of the information here:  gifts of grain_Carroll_Co_Ag


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September 25, 2014 | News and Resources | Comments Off

2015 Indiana Ag Outlook Webinar, Friday, September 12th @ 8:30 a.m.

agriculture economyThe 2015 Indiana Agricultural Outlook is a free webinar hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Friday, September 12th. Purdue Ag. Economists Corinne Alexander and Jim Mintert will lead the webinar, discussing the outlook for field crops and livestock. Importantly, this webinar will include information from the USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply & Demand reports, released just one day earlier. The webinar will offer analysis and marketing strategies for producers heading into the 2014 harvest and look ahead at prospects for 2015.

Please join us on Friday, September 12, at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, for the webinar.

To view the webinar, simply click here.

This webinar will be provided as a live stream (instead of Adobe Connect). As a result, questions during the webinar for Corinne Alexander and me should be sent via text message.

To pose a question during the webinar, simply send a text message to (765) 560-4177, with the following text at the beginning of your message “M5640”, followed by a space.

We will be using Purdue’s Hotseat application to receive and monitor text messages during the webinar. You can also download the Hotseat application for your Apple or Android device via their respective app stores and use the app to submit questions and view questions posed by others. If you choose to use the app, we have created a public space entitled, Center for Commercial Agriculture, with Commodity Outlook Webinar, 9.12.14, as a topic in that space. To find the webinar, simply click on the Public Space button within the app and scroll down until you find the Center for Commercial Agriculture (spaces are listed alphabetically).

September 11, 2014 | Education and News | Comments Off

Bacon Bowl – Friday at Delphi!

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August 27, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Ivy Tech – Evening on the Farm – September 4

Evening-On-The-Farm-Color-FinalFrom Ivy Tech:

The Ivy Tech Community College  Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Evening on the Farm Event is held in support of the Lafayette Region’s Agricultural Program and the Student Experience Fund.

These funds will help offset the costs of experiential learning opportunities for our students, such as participation in soil and crop judging competitions.

With your support we can enhance the academic experience for our students. We can give them experiences beyond our local boundaries that broaden their horizons, teach leadership, competitiveness and the value of effort, excellence, and determination. Participation will also allow students to make valuable industry contacts, and are exposed them to employment opportunities.

We hope that you will join us in recognizing the important role that Ivy Tech makes in educating Indiana’s future agriculture workforce. Evening on the Farm is a chance for our community to support the larger goals of our agriculture program as well as help us celebrate our success. Thank you for all you do for Ivy Tech and for helping us shape the future of agriculture in Indiana!

Cost is $25 and registration can be found at this link:  Evening on the Farm Registration

August 18, 2014 | Events | Comments Off

2014 Farm Bill Informational Meetings

USDA FSA images2014 Farm Bill Information Meetings

Farm owners and operators are invited to attend one of four informative meetings on how the new Farm Bill will impact you and your operation.  Dr. Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University and USDA Farm Service Agency Program staff will educate you on deadlines and requirements and what tools are available in the marketplace.

Please register by Friday, August 8 by visiting or by calling your local Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1-800-444-FARM.

Locations and Dates:

August 19, 2014 – 9:30 AM
Honeywell Center
275 W Market St., Wabash, IN 46992

August 19, 2014 – 6:30 PM
The Trails Banquet Facility and Conference Center
325 Burnetts Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906

August 20, 2014 – 9:30 AM
Indiana Grand Racing Casino
4300 N Michigan Rd., Shelbyville, IN 46176

August 20, 2014 – 6:30 PM
Huntingburg Event Center
200 E 14th St., Huntingburg, IN 47542

Meetings are provided by Farm Credit Mid-America, Indiana Farm Bureau and USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency.

Download the Flyer the meeting:  FCMA002_8 5x11_Indiana_v2 Indiana Flyer

July 28, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Carroll County’s First Bacon Festival August 16!

Indiana Bacon Festival

The First Annual Indiana Bacon Festival will be Saturday, August 16 from 11 am – 11 pm in downtown Delphi.



KidZone is 11am-3pm and will include various games for children, food, and a local DJ for entertainment on Washington Street.

The BBQ Cook-off begins as early as 6am (Washington Street) with 4 categories to compete. Judging begins at Noon.

Cook-off Registration FORM

The bands/entertainment begins at 11 on the main stage located on Main Street with a different performer every 2 hours.

Food vendors will all feature items with Indiana Kitchen Bacon and/or pork. Drinks will be available for purchase.

Be a Food Vendor!!  IBBB 2014 Food Vendor Agreement2

Entry fee is $5 per adult or $2 per child (12 & under)

Parking will be available throughout the downtown as well as Riley Park.

Details on the website:  Indiana Bacon Festival

BE A SPONSOR!   Sponsorship includes media benefits.  Download the sponsor form and return to the Chamber of Commerce:  Sponsorship Form.


July 25, 2014 | News | Comments Off

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