Carroll County Ag Day

Thanks to all the volunteers to spent time (or cooked for) Carroll County 4th graders at the Ag Day program on March 22.  Neil Mylet produced a terrific video that shows what happens at this annual event.  Check out pictures and the video, below:

Carroll county ag day from Miriam Robeson

April 18, 2018 | Education and News | Comments Off on Carroll County Ag Day

Beef & Swine Health Workshop – April 13

March 23, 2018 | Education | Comments Off on Beef & Swine Health Workshop – April 13

2018 Centennial Award – George Barnard

George Barnard was born on December 31, 1917. Happening in the world that year: Woodrow Wilson was president, the US declared war on Germany and sent troops to fight in WWI, Vladimir Lennon launched a coup against Czar Nicholas II and ushers in Communist party rule in what would become the USSR, and the US purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark.

George began farming with his father upon graduation from Carrollton HS in 1935. That year they planted corn with a 2 row horse drawn planter. In the fall, the corn crop was harvested by shucking each ear by hand. George could harvest about an acre/day and 70 bu/a was considered a good yield.

Wheat harvest was done with an 8’ binder which cut and bundled the wheat which was stacked in shocks in the field to dry. Later the shocks were collected and put thru a thresher separating the grain from the stalk and chaff.

In 1938 Rural Electrification came to the Barnard homestead when George was 21 years old. In 1939 the farming operation became more mechanized as they purchased a combine to harvest wheat. While this implement only cut a 5’ swath, it combined the harvesting and threshing activities into one operation. That year a neighbor was hired to pick their corn with a one row picker. It was not until 1972 that George purchased his first tractor with a cab, after 37 years of farming. George was active in the farming operation with his son, Alan until two seasons ago. During his farming career he went from harvesting I acre of corn/day by hand to at age 97 operating a combine with computer monitors harvesting over a 100 acres/day.

George lived most of his life in the home he was born in in Carrollton Township. He later moved across the field to the home previously occupied by his mother, who lived there until age 101. His mother lived to age 105.

 

March 06, 2018 | Education | Comments Off on 2018 Centennial Award – George Barnard

10th CCAA Annual Meeting – 25th Hall of Fame Banquet

Carroll County Agriculture Association 10th Annual Banquet from Miriam Robeson

March 06, 2018 | Event | Comments Off on 10th CCAA Annual Meeting – 25th Hall of Fame Banquet

CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

See you, there!  Reservations due February 24

February 21, 2018 | Event | Comments Off on CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

CCAA 10th Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

 

Cover Letter:  2018 CCAA HOF Banquet Invitation 02-07

Reservation Form:  2018 Membership Form-4H Support-Annual Meeting

February 12, 2018 | Event | Comments Off on CCAA 10th Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

Carroll County Third House – February 3

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Carroll County Third House 

Saturday, Feb. 3 ~ 8:00-9:30 a.m.

 
Speak with your State Legislators about the issues in the
2018 Indiana House and Senate
 
Senator-elect Brian Buchanan
Senator Randy Head
Representative Don Lehe
Representative Heath VanNatter

 Hippensteel Funeral Home and Tribute Center, located at
405 Cottage Street in Delphi (near Norman Eyecare)

This is event is free to attend and open to the public

Refreshments are sponsored by: 

January 30, 2018 | Education and Event and Issues | Comments Off on Carroll County Third House – February 3

SAVE THE DATE! 10th Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

January 25, 2018 | Event | Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE! 10th Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

Pasture Management Workshop – February 8

Pasture Management Workshop is being offered in the evening on February 8, 2018, at the Beef House Restaurant in Covington, Indiana.  Topics Include:

Keeping Your Pastures Productive – Purdue Forage Specialist Keith Johnson will share how to keep pastures productive and the steps necessary to renovate pastures needing improvement.

Fencing, Water, & Grazing Systems Supplies – Susannah Hinds, Grazing Land Specialist at NRCS, will discuss the planning considerations for creating a fencing and watering system plan
to increase the utilization efficiency of existing forage.

Cost is $20 and includes dinner.  Register by February 2.  Details in flyer, attached below.

Pasture ManagementR

Sponsored by Purdue Extension and Illinois University Extension.

January 22, 2018 | Education | Comments Off on Pasture Management Workshop – February 8

2018 Bi-County Soil Conservation Workshop

Save the date for the 2018 Bi-County Soil Conservation workshop.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the 4-H Community Building at the White County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Registration will begin at 8:30am on the day of the workshop.  Three presentations covering weed management, cover crops, and soil structure will be presented during this half day program.

Please RSVP by February 10, 2018 at either the White County or Carroll County Extension offices or SWCD offices.

See the brochure for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2017 BiCoSoilConWorkshop Brochure (R)

 

 

 

January 20, 2018 | News | Comments Off on 2018 Bi-County Soil Conservation Workshop

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