Grow Communities with America’s Farmers!

 

With just a few clicks, you can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program for the chance to direct $2,500 to your favorite local nonprofit.  The deadline to enroll is November 1.

 

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the Grow Communities program has awarded more than $26 million to 8,000+ nonprofits across the country. Don’t miss out on the chance to support your rural community by enrolling today and sharing the news with other farmers in your area!

 

Enrolling is easy: visit GrowCommunities.org or call toll-free at 877-267-3332.

August 09, 2017 | News | Comments Off on Grow Communities with America’s Farmers!

Thank you for supporting the Carroll County 4H Fair!

July 27, 2017 | News | Comments Off on Thank you for supporting the Carroll County 4H Fair!

Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project

The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project, sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist, is designed to collect and safely dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.).  This service is FREE of charge for up to 250 pounds per participant.

Just sign up by Monday, July 31, 2017 by mailing, emailing, or faxing the form found by clicking HERE to Kevin Neal (contact information below).

Click HERE to find out more about collection sites, dates, and times.

 

Kevin Neal

Address: 175 South University Street, West Lafayette, In 47907-2063

Email: nealk@purdue.edu

Fax: 765-494-4331

July 19, 2017 | News | Comments Off on Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project

Come and see the CCAA at the Carroll County 4H Fair!

July 12, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on Come and see the CCAA at the Carroll County 4H Fair!

Cat 14 Credits – June 14 – Frankfort

June 05, 2017 | Education | Comments Off on Cat 14 Credits – June 14 – Frankfort

Drones & Crop Scouting – June 16

June 05, 2017 | Education | Comments Off on Drones & Crop Scouting – June 16

Purdue Farm Management Tour – Carroll & Howard Counties – June 22 and 23

Participants in this year’s Purdue Farm Management Tour will learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation.
The tour, sponsored by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for June 22 and 23. It will include stops at four farms in Carroll and Howard counties.

The tour schedule:
June 22, 12:30 p.m. – Scott Farms, Delphi. A diversified crop farm, Scott Farms has a long history associated with the production of specialty crops, which are used to enhance profitability and mitigate risk. Learn how Scott Farms has incorporated the use of drones and variable rate technology into their cropping operation to improve efficiency.

June 22, 3:30 p.m. – Mylet Farms, Camden. The focus of Mylet Farms is on innovation, including an automated grain handling facility that includes use of a grain unloading app that can be run from a mobile device. Visitors will also have a chance to see the innovative Tribine Harvester, winner of the American Society of Ag. and BiologicalEngineers (ASABE) 2016 award for Outstanding Ag Machinery Innovation. The Tribine is an articulated harvester featuring two engines and a 1,000-bushel grain tank.

June 23, 8:30 a.m. – Kirkpatrick Farm, Greentown. Operators Bryan and Susan Kirkpatrick, with their daughter, Andrea, raise corn and soybeans with an emphasis on improving the health and productivity of their land. Kirkpatrick’s were early adopters of precision ag technology and will share the expertise they’ve gained through the years with tour participants. Purdue’s Fred Whitford will also be on hand to help conduct a tour of Kirkpatrick’s innovative fertilizer storage facility.

June 23, 11:30 a.m. – The Farm Tour lunch will feature the annual Agricultural Outlook Update by Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt, followed by a visit to Maple Farms, Kokomo. Maple Farms is a multi-generation corn and soybean farm that has learned how good communications among staff, family members and landlords can improve
management of the farm and prepare the farm for transition to another generation.

The tour is free, but registration is required to attend the June 23 lunch. To sign up for the lunch, go to:  Farm Tour Lunch Reservations or call 765-494-4310.

More information is available here:  Purdue Farm Management Tour press release

 

June 04, 2017 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Purdue Farm Management Tour – Carroll & Howard Counties – June 22 and 23

Job Description for Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position

The Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position is now listed on Purdue’s Job Website.  If you are interested, please go to: https://extension.purdue.edu/Pages/openings.aspx – you will see a list of Extension Job Openings as well as information on how to apply.  If you click to apply, you can see the Job Description.  Or view as a PDF below.

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March 22, 2017 | News | Comments Off on Job Description for Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position

Ellen Herr Recognized with Centennial Award

Carroll County resident Ellen Johnson Herr was recognized at the CCAA Annual Meeting for being a life-long (at 100 years!) resident of Carroll County, and being a centennial resident of Carroll County.

Read her biography, here:  Ellen Herr Award

 

March 05, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on Ellen Herr Recognized with Centennial Award

2017 CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

2017 ccaa hall of fame from Miriam Robeson

March 02, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on 2017 CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

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