The Area Plan Commission made their final changes to the proposed Carroll County Zoning ordinance at their meeting on November 26. They will be ready to formally consider and make a recommendation to the Carroll County Commissioners at their January 28, 2014 meeting and public hearing.
The proposed Zoning Ordinance is complete update to the original 1972 Zoning Ordinance that saw few changes over the past 40 years. It streamlines the language of the Ordinance, adds a Table of Uses for easy reference, and adds a Rural Residential district to encourage residential development away from prime farmland and to protect rural residential homes from intensive agriculture uses.
The entire proposed Ordinance, plus the Table of Uses, Airport Overlay Maps and Revised Zoning Map is available on the Carroll County Zoning website (click for link). The document can be downloaded and printed from your home computer, or you can purchase a copy from Q Graphics in Delphi for less than $30.
December 02, 2013 | Education and News | No Comments »
The Flora Community Club topped its capital campaign goal with more than $415,000 toward the Park Education Center. Thanks to all who donated to the project! It’s not too late to add your donation to the project. The Flora Community Club is still accepting your tax-deductible donations – all donations will go toward improvements to the building.
Send your donation to:
Flora Community Club, PO Box 195, Flora, IN 46929, and mark “Growing the Community” in the memo line.
November 30, 2013 | News | No Comments »
Donations of funds and hogs are being accepted for the 2014 Christmas Basket Project.
We are in need of 10-15 hogs to be delivered to the Burlington Locker Plant December 4 (3-5 pm) or December 5 (before 9:00 am)
Please call Sam Moffitt at 574-721-4769 before November 29 to set up an appointment to deliver hogs.
If you prefer to donate funds, please send a check payable to the Carroll County Ag Association (or CCAA) to PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929 before December 12. We will use these funds to process the meat.
Excess funds will be used during the year as donations to the Food Pantries that serve Carroll County.
For more information, please download the information letter: Christmas letter-13
November 23, 2013 | Event and Resources | No Comments »
Leadership Carroll County is an in-depth leadership development program to…
- Identify and expand the leadership base of people who will assume active roles in our community.
- Develop leadership capacity by providing the necessary training.
- Increase involvement in government, supporting agencies and civic organizations for the benefit of the entire county.
- Influence change in the county through enhanced leadership.
- Build a spirit of unity in the county.
The program runs for 6 weeks of Wednesdays, starting January 29. The Carroll County Agriculture Association will pay the enrollment fee of a member who wishes to attend. For more information, download the brochure. To attend as a representative of the CCAA, please contact Dean Scott.
2014 Leadership Carroll County Brochure: 2014 Leadership CC Brochure
This is a terrific opportunity to learn about Carroll County and receive top-notch training for future leaders of the County.
November 23, 2013 | Education | No Comments »
December 2 – PQA and TQA Training and Certification
The PQA Plus program consists of 10 Good Production Practices to ensure that pork is free from chemical and physical hazards and that the pigs are raised in a caring manner with regard to their well-being.
TQA is a program that helps swine transporters, producers and handlers understand how to handle, move and transport pigs and the potential impacts of those actions on pig well-being and/or pork quality.
- Date: December 2, 2013
- Time: PQA = 1:00 – 3:00 pm
- TQA = 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Location: 4H Building in Flora
More information and registration materials: PQAPlus12-2-13flyer
December 10 – PARP Recertification
Purdue Extension – Carroll County will host an Ag Outlook and Private Applicators Recertification Program on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 8:30 – 11:45 AM at the 4-H Building in Flora. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM and the agenda is included on the letter (below). Donuts and coffee will be available during registration.
Download the Registration Letter: 2013DecPARPLetter
November 23, 2013 | Education | No Comments »
Many landowners and farmers struggle each year to find what is fair in land leases. Questions like- What is a fair rent? Should we cash rent or rent on the shares? Why did my neighbor get more than I did? How does a flex lease work? Who pays for what expense? Do I need a written lease or is a handshake good enough?
This seminar will help answer these questions and attendees will learn about the many aspects that landowners and tenants need to consider when leasing land.
This seminar will cover:
- Trends in land leases
- Communication for optimum landowner- tenant relationships
- Determining your land’s cash rent value
- Types of farmland leases – cash, share, flex leases
- Legal aspects of a good lease
- Landowner-tenant expectations
Presenters are: Paul Marcellino from Howard County Extension Office, Tamara Ogle from Purdue University, and Miriam Robeson, Carroll County Attorney.
The Danville Program is the last presentation of this series.
Download more information:
Danville Land Lease 101813 Flyer(2)
November 22, 2013 | Education and Resources | No Comments »
What could your community do with $2,500?
Working together since 2010, farmers and the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities have invested more than $13 million to grow rural communities.
But there is still more to do. Let’s grow rural America again in 2013. Eligible farmers once again have the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organization. One winner will be selected in each eligible county – 1,289 counties in all
Carroll County has a track record of wins!
- 2013 – Active Care Develops Community (Deer Creek Community Center) – submitted by David Mihich
- 2012 – Democrat Volunteer Fire Department – submitted by David Wagoner
Enroll today! America’s Farmers Grow Communities Website
Deadline is November 30
November 20, 2013 | Event and News and Resources | No Comments »
FRAUD ALERT! Producers should be aware of fraudulent letter circulating
USDA has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and/or contractors. The signature line in these letters reads “Frank Rutenberg” and the sender claims to be a USDA employee seeking information about the recipient.
These letters are a fraud, the sender is fictitious and recipients should NOT respond to these letters.
Should you receive one of these fraudulent letters, please notify your local Farm Service Agency or a USDA Service Center representative.
Please share this information with your fellow farmers and ranchers.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).
November 11, 2013 | News | No Comments »
The Annual Carroll County Purdue Extension Open House will be held Saturday, November 16 at the 4H Building in Flora from 8:30 – 9:30 am. Come enjoy a Sausage gravy & Biscuit breakfast while you view information about Extension programs!
Extension Open House Flyer
November 07, 2013 | Event | No Comments »
The Carroll FFA is conducting its annual Fruit Sale. Available items for sale include:
- Red Grapefruit
- Red Delicious Apples
- Golden Delicious Apples
- Royal Gala Apples
- Granny Smith Apples
- Trio Mix – Navels, Red Grapefruit, Red Delicious Apples
- Sampler – Navels, Grapefruit, Red and Golden Delicious Apples and Pears
- Holiday Gift Pack – Apples, Pineapple, Peanuts, Carmel Corn, Fudge, Navels
- Also for sale – Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies
Download and complete your order form and return by email to Melissa Keown before November 12
Carroll FFA fruit Order Form 2013
November 05, 2013 | News | No Comments »