It’s that time of year again! Time to enroll for America’s Farmers Grow Communities. This program offers the chance to direct $2,500 toward your favorite local nonprofit organization. Across rural America, farmers like you will help direct $3.3 million dollars to nonprofits in 2016.
To enroll, click here. If you prefer to enroll via phone, call us toll-free at 877-267-3332.
Don’t wait, you only have until November 30 to get involved.
Since 2010, Grow Communities has helped farmers invest more than $19 million to 7,000 nonprofit organizations. Groups that received funding in the past include fire departments, food pantries, community groups, and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H.
For official rules and a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.americasfarmers.com/community-outreach/grow-communities/
Previous Carroll County Winners:
2015 – Democrat Township Volunteer Fire Department
2014 – Carroll Elementary School Athletic Program
2013 – Carroll County 4H Program
2012 – Democrat Volunteer Fire Department
2011 – Flora Youth Baseball
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August 30, 2015 | Event | Comments Off on Monsanto – America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2015
Join the Carroll Count Ag Association at the 2nd Indiana Bacon Festival in downtown Delphi on Saturday, August 29. Carroll County Ag Association Members will be cooking vast quantities of tasty Indiana Kitchen Bacon. Stop by the CCAA booth and try the featured namesake food of the Indiana Bacon Festival!
Click on the logo below for more information about the food – the entertainment – and the FUN at the Indiana Bacon Festival. See you, there!
August 24, 2015 | Event | Comments Off on Indiana Bacon Festival – Delphi – August 29 – 11 am – 10 pm
Join the sponsors (listed below) for a workshop for Producers – developed by Producers – to improve your bottom line with conservation practices.
- Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
- Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
- Location: Wayne Mast Farm, 2123 E 400 N, Kokomo, IN 46901
- How a 2 Stage Ditch can Work for You – presented by Brian Renbarger
- Getting Every Dollar out of Your Nutrients – presented by Steve Nichols
- How Precision Application can be a Cost-Savings – presented by Kerry Nielson
- How All This Relates to your Operation – presented by Stan Ortman
- With time for questions and networking.
Reservations encouraged by not required. Call Kristen Clason at 765-461-6589
More information at the flyer: 2015 2 Stage Ditch Workshop Agenda
August 24, 2015 | Education and News | Comments Off on Workshop – September 1 – Conservation Practices to Improve Your Bottom Line
The Clinton County SWCD, in partnership with the Greater Wabash River Resource Conservation and Development Council, will be co-hosting a regional Soil Health Workshop at the Tippecanoe County 4H Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 8:30am-3:00pm. Speakers from across the Midwest will be on hand to discuss current soil health topics and precision ag technologies.
Speakers will include Indiana no-till farmer Mike Starkey, IUPUI researcher Bob Barr, USDA-NRCS Northwest Area Resource Soil Scientist Mike Wigginton, Beck’s Adviser Jim Love, and VP of Analytics at AgSolver Inc. Dr. David Muth.
Topics will include:
- Practical Conservation Cropping Systems,
- Agriculture Edge-of-Field Water Monitoring,
- Advanced Soil Tests – Beyond N-P-K,
- Drones for Practical Farm Research, and
- Precision Profitability Mapping for Enhanced Conservation Cropping.
Folks interested in attending should RSVP to their local Soil and Water Conservation (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Howard, & Tippecanoe Counties).
More info in the flyer: Emerging Ag Flyer final
August 12, 2015 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Emerging Ag Technology and Soil Health Workshop – August 26
The Indiana State Fair theme is “Year of the Farmer.” An Indiana-based company which features Indiana products features two Carroll County farmers as models on their website.
Check out Carroll County Farmers Maurice Robeson and Benjamin Pickens as they model United State of Indiana attire just in time for the Indiana State Fair.
Photo credit: Caitlin Pickens, USI
Photo Credit: Caitlin Pickens, USI
Enter to win your FREE USI T-Shirt by posting a picture to Instagram or Twitter, using #HoosierFarmer
(Editor note: Yes, this is a shameless plug, but since the Editor is the daughter and mother to the models, your indulgence is appreciated)
August 12, 2015 | Events | Comments Off on Carroll County Farmers as Urban Models
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August 11, 2015 | Event | Comments Off on Indiana State Fair – The Year of the Farmer!
Normally, “cutting corners” is not a good thing – you think of shoddy workmanship, inferior parts, and a rush to complete a project. In this case, Cutting Corners is a “Good Thing” for school safety. Cutting back corn corners helps with visibility for buses and other travelers.
The Carroll County Sheriff encourages farmers to cut corners. “As a person that has worked hundreds of traffic crashes I have worked some where the drivers view has been obstructed by something. I have also seen where farmers are getting crops so close to the roadway that they may actually be planting a row or two on county right of way. I have seen intersections were you have to get the front end of your car in the intersection to see if traffic is approaching. This is a recipe for disaster. As citizens of Carroll County we all have a responsibility to make our travels on the roadways as safe as possible. If there is an intersection with a view obstruction that can be made safer by cutting back crops or vegetation, then we are obligated to our fellow citizens to take the corrective actions.”
Look at the “before” and “after” pictures, below, to see the difference made when the corn is cut back from the corners. Even on a bus, where the driver has higher clearance, it make a substantial difference in visibility – both to the bus driver and to oncoming traffic.
Before Cutting Corn
After cutting corn back
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Sponsored by Carroll County Agriculture Association and First Financial Bank
July 02, 2015 | Event | Comments Off on 2015 Ag Tour – July 23 – Join us!