The Carroll FFA chapter is a Top Ten Chapter and received a Gold ranking in the recently released State FFA chapter rankings. Congratulations to all current Carroll FFA members, and a huge “Thank You” to Carroll FFA Advisors Steve and Melissa Keown!
Way to go, Carroll FFA!
June 04, 2015 | Education and News | Comments Off on Congratulations to the Carroll FFA for State Achievements
Each year the Indiana State Fair is successful because of all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes, much of which is done by the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors. The 17-member Board of Directors includes the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service. Seven members are appointed by the Governor, and the remaining seven are filled through district elections.
This year, the District 1 board seat of the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors will be up for election. Since the Carroll County Agriculture Association falls within the District 1 boundaries, it has been identified by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture as an organization that may be eligible to vote in the election.
As part of the application process for eligibility to vote, the Ag. Association has been asked to identify one person as its voting delegate and up to two alternate voting delegates. If you would like to be considered as a possible voting delegate, please call Gary Rader or email email@example.com with your name, address, and contact information. Applications are due Friday, June 26, by 11:59 pm.
June 04, 2015 | News | Comments Off on Call Out for State Fair Board Voting Delegates
Women who own or manage Indiana farmland are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on June 3 at the Burlington Community Center (425 East 5th Street, Burlington, IN 46915).
“With women now owning or co-owning nearly half of the farmland in the Midwest,” said Jennifer Filipak, natural resources conservationist for the American Farmland Trust, “our goal is to connect these women with the conservation resources they need to make sound management decisions.”
Women Caring for the LandSM meetings bring together women landowners in an informal, discussion-based learning format for a women-only morning discussion followed by a more in-depth look at two or three topics of high interest. Female conservation professionals are on hand to answer questions and share resources. “We had a great meeting on soil health in Russiaville last year,” remarked Leah Harden with the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, “This year we’ll include a discussion on creative leasing arrangements and how to begin the conversation with your tenant farmer about conservation practices.”
Following lunch, local conservationists will lead a bus tour to view conservation practices on the ground. Topics for discussion range from soil health and water quality, wildlife management and government cost-share programs, to how to talk with tenants about management practices. The meeting is presented in partnership with the Women Food and Agriculture Network, who pioneered the program in Iowa. “We continually hear from women how grateful they are for a women-only learning environment,” commented Bridget Holcomb, executive director of the Women Food and Agriculture Network, “and they tell us that they are able to discuss issues that they wouldn’t feel comfortable bringing up in any other setting.”
On June 3, coffee and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9. A free lunch is provided. The program will end with refreshments at 3 p.m.
RSVP by 5:00 p.m.Friday, May 29, to the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District by emailing Leah Harden at Leah.Harden@in.nacdnet.net, or by calling (765) 659 1223, ext. 3. If you need accommodations, please notify Leah when you RSVP.
An Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC), with support from the U.S. EPA.
This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. Over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity for you to legally dispose of unwanted products at little or no cost.
Dates and Locations:
August 18, 2015: Miami County Fairgrounds in Peru, IN
August 19, 2015: Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, IN
August 20, 2015: Randolph County Fairgrounds in Winchester, IN
August 26, 2015: Decatur County Fairgrounds in Greensburg, IN
August 27, 2015: Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, IN
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.
Thursday March 26 – 10:00 am – Noon.
Wabash & Erie Canal Center
1030 N. Washington Street
Delphi, IN 46923
America’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!
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!)
March 23, 2015 | News | Comments Off on American Farmers Grow Communities Award