Carroll FFA Fruit Sales

FFA Fruit BorderThe Carroll FFA is selling fruit and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough from now through November 20. Fruit and Cookie delivery will be December 8. This Fundraising project supports the Carroll FFA participation in competition and projects.

You can download an order form here – FFA Fundraising Sheets.  All cookies are $16 per tub, and fruit is prices as marked for full or half case orders.

Send your completed order form, or email your order to Danielle Hicks-Appleton, Steve Keown, or Melissa Keown (click on the individual name to activate the email address).

October 29, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Changing Business Climate for Agriculture – Free Webinar – October 31

Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture

The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a webinar entitled The Changing Business Climate for Agriculture: The Outlook for 2015, on Friday, October 31.

Purdue economists Chris Hurt, Michael Boehlje, and Michael Langemeier will join me in discussing the outlook for crop and livestock prices, projected returns for 2015 and the implications for land values and rental rates. This will be the first in a series of webinars offered by the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture this fall and winter designed to help farmers better understand the economic environment in agriculture and help them position their  farm or agribusiness for success in this new business climate. The webinar will take place on Friday, October 31, at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar is free, but participants need to register at our web site. Click here to register now.

October 27, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Extension Celebrates 100 Years!

Purdue Extension imagesCome to the Carroll County Extension Open House on Saturday, November 8, from 8:30 – 10:00 am at the 4H Building.  Learn about all the things that Extension does for youth and agriculture and enjoy a Sausage and Biscuit Breakfast.

Details in the attached flyer:

Extension Open House

Learn about the history of Purdue Extension and join in the celebration!

October 25, 2014 | Event | Comments Off

Monsanto – America’s Farmers GROW Communities

Americas Farmers Grwo indexIt’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 2015.

To auto-enroll, please 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 $16 million to 6,000 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

Previous Carroll County Winners:

2014 – Carroll Elementary School Athletic Program

2013 – Carroll County 4H Program

2012 – Democrat Volunteer Fire Department

2011 – Flora Youth Baseball




October 25, 2014 | Event and Resources | Comments Off

Carroll FFA – Farmer’s Dinner

Email Steve Keown here: Steve Keown Email
Farmers Dinner

October 13, 2014 | Event and News | Comments Off

Purdue – PEDv Conference – October 21



Purdue is offering a one-day conference on PEDv, at the Hendricks County 4H Complex and Convention Center.

Topics include:

  • Rebreaks
  • Financial Planning and Employee Morale
  • Strategies to Improve Immunity
  • Additional Biosecurity
  • Testing and Sampling ad ADDL
  • Shedding and regulations
  • Regulatory Requirements

Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch.

Download the flyer and registration forms (below) or check out more information at the Purdue Extension website:  PURDUEPEDINFO

Purdue PEDv Conference Flyer

Purdue PEDv Conference Registration Form

October 12, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Farmland – The Movie


Excellent documentary about American Farming today.

Follows 6 very different young farmers on their farms located across America.

Well worth the watch for both farmers and non-farmers.  Available to stream free on Hulu.

Farmland – The Movie (on Hulu).

October 02, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Year End Charitable Planning Options

From our friends at Carroll County Community Foundation.  Download a PDF version of the information here:  gifts of grain_Carroll_Co_Ag


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September 25, 2014 | News and Resources | Comments Off

2015 Indiana Ag Outlook Webinar, Friday, September 12th @ 8:30 a.m.

agriculture economyThe 2015 Indiana Agricultural Outlook is a free webinar hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Friday, September 12th. Purdue Ag. Economists Corinne Alexander and Jim Mintert will lead the webinar, discussing the outlook for field crops and livestock. Importantly, this webinar will include information from the USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply & Demand reports, released just one day earlier. The webinar will offer analysis and marketing strategies for producers heading into the 2014 harvest and look ahead at prospects for 2015.

Please join us on Friday, September 12, at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, for the webinar.

To view the webinar, simply click here.

This webinar will be provided as a live stream (instead of Adobe Connect). As a result, questions during the webinar for Corinne Alexander and me should be sent via text message.

To pose a question during the webinar, simply send a text message to (765) 560-4177, with the following text at the beginning of your message “M5640”, followed by a space.

We will be using Purdue’s Hotseat application to receive and monitor text messages during the webinar. You can also download the Hotseat application for your Apple or Android device via their respective app stores and use the app to submit questions and view questions posed by others. If you choose to use the app, we have created a public space entitled, Center for Commercial Agriculture, with Commodity Outlook Webinar, 9.12.14, as a topic in that space. To find the webinar, simply click on the Public Space button within the app and scroll down until you find the Center for Commercial Agriculture (spaces are listed alphabetically).

September 11, 2014 | Education and News | Comments Off

Bacon Bowl – Friday at Delphi!

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August 27, 2014 | News | Comments Off

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