Listening Session – Swine Insurance – March 26

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has contracted with Agralytica, a food and agriculture consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, to assess the likelihood of successfully developing an insurance plan for a catastrophic swine disease event, and to recommend the type of insurance plan that would provide protection to meet the needs of producers.  The feasibility study is required by The Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill.

Event Details, below.Pig Insurance

Thursday March 26 – 10:00 am – Noon.
Wabash & Erie Canal Center
1030 N. Washington Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-564-2870

For more information and for further contact details, download the information sheet:  Swine disease insurance listening session – IN

March 24, 2015 | Education and Issues and News | Comments Off

Nominations Being Accepted! America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

APF_1600x525America’s pig farmers represent the very best in agriculture. The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSMaward in order to recognize the best of the best in pig farming.

This prestigious honor will be awarded annually to the pig farmer who best demonstrates and lives by the We CareSM ethical principles. Is that you or someone you know? The National Pork Board is now accepting nominations. Make yours today!

Deadline is May 15 for submitting nominations.

Nominate a pig farmer here:  America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Nomination Link.

March 23, 2015 | Events and News and Resources | Comments Off

American Farmers Grow Communities Award

Brenton Peters was drawn for the 2015 Mosanto’s American Farmers Grow Communites Award. He chose the Cutler Fire dept as the recipient of the $2500 reward. Brenton thought it would go a long way for our their small department. (Way to go Brenton and Congratulations to Cutler Fire Dept!)
Brenton Peters - Cutler VFD - MAFGC Award 2015

March 23, 2015 | News | Comments Off

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

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