CCAA Annual Meeting March 9

Download reservation form here:  2015 Membership Form-4H Support-Annual Meeting

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February 24, 2015 | Event | Comments Off

CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

CCAA Annual meeting LogoYou are invited to the Carroll County Agriculture Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet!

When:  Monday, March 9

Time:  6:00 pm

Place:  Delphi United Methodist Church

Featuring:  Ted McKinney the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Join us for a great meal and fellowship, listen to a terrific speaker, and help us honor our

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Marianne Ash
  • Steve Keown
  • The Andersons

You are also invited to renew or submit your membership to the CCAA, and we are taking donations in support of CCAA Day at the Carroll County 4H Fair.

Reservations due March 6.

Everything you need to know is available here: 2015 Membership Form-4H Support-Annual Meeting

February 16, 2015 | Event and News | Comments Off

CWREMC – PowerMoves Rebate and Grant Program

CWREMC imagesCarroll White REMC will be hosting three meetings focused on money-saving incentives available to members.  REMC will discuss the PowerMoves incentive programs.  Specifically designed for agriculture members, there are REAP grants available, as well as farm energy audits.  Carroll White REMC also has member rebates.

“With rising energy costs, rebates, incentives, and grants are a very important tool to be utilized by people in order to save on their monthly bottom line,” said Peg Minnicus, Member Relations Advisor.  “We have many incentives and rebates that our members can benefit from, and we are hopeful to educate and teach our members about how to access these programs.”

The three member meetings will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Meetings are scheduled on Tuesday February 24 at the White County Fairgrounds in Reynolds; Wednesday February 25 at the Pulaski County Highway Garage in Winamac; and Thursday February 26 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Flora.

If members have any questions about the meetings, contact the Carroll White REMC office at (800) 844-7161.

Download more information:

Rebate press release February 12 2015

February 16, 2015 | Education and Event and Resources | Comments Off

Soil Conservation Workshop February 25

SWCD ReformatWhite County – Carroll County Soil Conservation half-day Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Canal Interpretive Center in Delphi.  Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Agenda includes:

  • Understanding and Reading Your Soils Health Report, presented by Mike Wigginton, Resource Soi Scientist, NRCS and Kerry Smith, District Conservationist, Howard and Tipton County
  • Spring Tillage Options Following a Wet Fall, presented by Tony Vyn, Purdue Extension Specialist, Cropping Systems
  • Ways to Minimize Phosphorous Loss, presented by Brad Joern, Purdue Extension Specialist, Nutrient Management

Please call your SWCD office to register.  Carroll County SWCD Office Number:  765-564-4880 Ext. 3

Download the brochure:  2015BiCoSoilConWorkshop

February 16, 2015 | Education | Comments Off

Carroll County FSA – News from the Executive Director

udsa-fsaTime is Running Out!

Have you come to see us yet about your bases and yields? We are down to about 2 weeks until the deadline to update your farm records! (We are closed on Monday, February 16th for Presidents Day.)

The deadline is February 27th to update your yields and to take a look at your two choices for base acres.  Your landowners will need to sign these updates (or you can sign if you have Power of Attorney) and get their forms back to our office by the February 27th deadline.  There is no talk of extending the deadline so if you plan to update your farm records, call us as soon as possible!

There is a little homework to do before your appointment so make sure you contact Morgan ( or Melanie ( for more information.

February 16, 2015 | Issues and News and Resources | Comments Off

Save the Date: March 9 – CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

The CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for March 9, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Delphi United Methodist Church.  Come help honor our new HOF inductees.  Featured speaker will be Ted McKinney, the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

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February 07, 2015 | Events | Comments Off

Purdue Animal Sciences Careers in Food Animal Production – February 25


The Purdue Animal Sciences Department will host a “Careers in Food Animal Production Event” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Purdue University.

The department is still accepting RSVPs for companies wanting to set up a booth at the event to network with over three hundred Animal Sciences undergraduate students, faculty and staff. The event runs from 1:00-5:00pm EST. It will facilitate a diverse networking opportunity with a wide range of companies and associations, and increase awareness of careers in the animal industry.

If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Barry Delks at Barry Delks Email.

February 07, 2015 | Education and Event | Comments Off

Rotary – Agriculture Appreciation Month

RotaryLogoCarroll County Farmer are invited to join the Delphi Rotary for free lunch and special programs.  Meetings are Tuesdays, and start promptly at noon.  Program includes:

February 3 - Jon Zink, JBS United Feed – Advances in Animal Nutrition

February 10 – Jim Burkle – Monsanto – Benefits of GMO Seed

February 17 – Dr. Kent Blackledge – Risks of GMO Seed

February 24 – Dr. Christopher Hurt, Purdue Ag Economics – 2015 Carroll County Agriculture Outlook

March 10

  • 10am – Dr. Don Huber – Dangers of Glyphosate Use (pre-recorded video)
  • Noon – Dan Childs, Monsanto – Safety and Benefits of Glyphosate Use
  • 1:15 – Replay of Dr. Huber’s presentation

For more information, please download the brochure:  Rotary Ag Appreciation Month

Please call Eric Ross at 765-337-6328 or Jeff Rider at 765-564-3060 to make your reservation.

February 07, 2015 | Education and Event | Comments Off

Cow-Calf IRM Workshop – February 20

The North Central Indiana Cow-Calf IRM Workshop is slated for Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Stony Pike Livestock Auction Facility in Logansport, Indiana. Join us for this educational workshop geared to help beef producers improve their operations.


  • Beef Cattle Market Update – with Jim Mintert from Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture
  • The What, When and Why of Breeding Soundness – with Dr. Kara Steward from Purdue Animal Sciences
  • The Importance of Body Conditioning Scoring – with Dr. Ron Lemanger, Purdue Beef Specialist and Andrea Brown, Purdue Extension Educator



Registration begins at 8:30 – for more information, download the brochure:


February 07, 2015 | Education and Event | Comments Off

Empowering Farm Women – February 26 and March 12

Extension_logo_floatEmpowering Farm Women is a program that  brings farm women together to increase their management skills for today’s agriculture businesses.

Many farm women are currently managing some  or all aspects in many farming operations. This
program brings ladies together to explore and share management strategies to improve their farm business.

Session 1 – February 26 – 6-8 pm – Increasing Farm Income – Adding to the Existing Enterprise

This session will focus on opportunities to increase farm income. Specifically, it will address how to add income to an existing enterprise and how to successfully bring another member of the family into the operation.

Session 2 – March 12, 6-8 pm – Strategies and Tools for Commodity Marketing Success

This session will focus on commodity marketing and will provide participants with strategies for success in their marketing programs. It will also explain marketing tactics for the current economic conditions in agriculture

Both sessions will be held at the Carroll County Event and Education Center/4H Building in Flora

For more information and registration materials, download the brochure:

2015 Empowering Farm WomenRevised


February 07, 2015 | Education | Comments Off

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