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

Ivy Tech – Evening on the Farm – September 4

Evening-On-The-Farm-Color-FinalFrom Ivy Tech:

The Ivy Tech Community College  Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual Evening on the Farm Event is held in support of the Lafayette Region’s Agricultural Program and the Student Experience Fund.

These funds will help offset the costs of experiential learning opportunities for our students, such as participation in soil and crop judging competitions.

With your support we can enhance the academic experience for our students. We can give them experiences beyond our local boundaries that broaden their horizons, teach leadership, competitiveness and the value of effort, excellence, and determination. Participation will also allow students to make valuable industry contacts, and are exposed them to employment opportunities.

We hope that you will join us in recognizing the important role that Ivy Tech makes in educating Indiana’s future agriculture workforce. Evening on the Farm is a chance for our community to support the larger goals of our agriculture program as well as help us celebrate our success. Thank you for all you do for Ivy Tech and for helping us shape the future of agriculture in Indiana!

Cost is $25 and registration can be found at this link:  Evening on the Farm Registration

August 18, 2014 | Events | Comments Off

2014 Farm Bill Informational Meetings

USDA FSA images2014 Farm Bill Information Meetings

Farm owners and operators are invited to attend one of four informative meetings on how the new Farm Bill will impact you and your operation.  Dr. Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University and USDA Farm Service Agency Program staff will educate you on deadlines and requirements and what tools are available in the marketplace.

Please register by Friday, August 8 by visiting www.e-farmcredit.com/FarmBill2014 or by calling your local Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1-800-444-FARM.

Locations and Dates:

August 19, 2014 – 9:30 AM
Honeywell Center
275 W Market St., Wabash, IN 46992

August 19, 2014 – 6:30 PM
The Trails Banquet Facility and Conference Center
325 Burnetts Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906

August 20, 2014 – 9:30 AM
Indiana Grand Racing Casino
4300 N Michigan Rd., Shelbyville, IN 46176

August 20, 2014 – 6:30 PM
Huntingburg Event Center
200 E 14th St., Huntingburg, IN 47542

Meetings are provided by Farm Credit Mid-America, Indiana Farm Bureau and USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency.

Download the Flyer the meeting:  FCMA002_8 5x11_Indiana_v2 Indiana Flyer

July 28, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Carroll County’s First Bacon Festival August 16!

Indiana Bacon Festival

The First Annual Indiana Bacon Festival will be Saturday, August 16 from 11 am – 11 pm in downtown Delphi.



KidZone is 11am-3pm and will include various games for children, food, and a local DJ for entertainment on Washington Street.

The BBQ Cook-off begins as early as 6am (Washington Street) with 4 categories to compete. Judging begins at Noon.

Cook-off Registration FORM

The bands/entertainment begins at 11 on the main stage located on Main Street with a different performer every 2 hours.

Food vendors will all feature items with Indiana Kitchen Bacon and/or pork. Drinks will be available for purchase.

Be a Food Vendor!!  IBBB 2014 Food Vendor Agreement2

Entry fee is $5 per adult or $2 per child (12 & under)

Parking will be available throughout the downtown as well as Riley Park.

Details on the website:  Indiana Bacon Festival

BE A SPONSOR!   Sponsorship includes media benefits.  Download the sponsor form and return to the Chamber of Commerce:  Sponsorship Form.


July 25, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Days

Office of Indiana State Chemist LogoClean Sweep Days is 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).

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 (All times 9 am – 3 pm):

  • August 12, 2014: Clay County Fairgrounds, Brazil, IN
  • August 13, 2014: Dubois County Fairgrounds, Huntingburg, IN
  • August 19, 2014: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN
  • August 20, 2014: Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Lafayette, IN
  • August 21, 2014: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville, IN

Complete the Pesticide Clean Sweep Planning Form (below) and mail, fax or email to Kevin Neal no later than Monday, July 28, 2014.

Check out the attached documents for more information and for the Planning Form:

Kevin Neal fax:  765 494 4331
Kevin Neal email:  Kevin Neal
USPS Address:  175 South University Street, West Lafayette IN  47907-2063

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July 24, 2014 | Education and Event | Comments Off

Proposed EPA Waters Rule – Informational Meeting

More information available at the IFB Information website:
Waters of the US Informational Meeting

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July 22, 2014 | Event and Issues | Comments Off

CCAA Thanks You for Supporting the Carroll County 4H Fair!

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July 20, 2014 | Events | Comments Off

Join CCAA at the Carroll County 4H Fair and Help Support our Youth!

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July 10, 2014 | Event | Comments Off

FSA Certification Due July 15

From the Carroll County FSA Executive Director Morgan Thornburg:

Dear Carroll County Producers:

USDA FSA images1.)    This is your final reminder!  The certification deadline is July 15th. You have 4 more business days to report what you planted.  Call us if you haven’t made your appointment yet.  765-564-2849 ext 2

2.)    If you would like us to email or fax your Producer Prints (FSA-578 Report of Commodities) to your crop insurance agent, please feel free to let us know.  I’m sure you would like to eliminate one less errand from all the things you have to do this summer.  This will also save us on printing and paper costs.  Please bring your crop insurance agent’s contact information (email or fax) to your appointment and we can send them the Producer Prints with your permission.

3.)    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Livestock Forage Program (LFP) are underway.  We recently sent out letters to those of you who might benefit from the program.  If you had livestock on pasture in 2012, please let us know and we can discuss LFP with you. We will need to know where the land is located and how many head were on the pasture.
If you had livestock losses due to weather-related causes going back to October 1st, 2011, please give us a call and we can discuss LIP with you.
It’s likely you will be eligible for disaster payments!

4.)    If you live in Burlington, Carrollton, Democrat, or Washington townships, please consider running for the Carroll County Committee.  For the 2014 election, we will be accepting nominations until August 1st.  You have less than a month to get your nomination form to us!  If you would like more information on the Carroll County Committee, please call or email Morgan to discuss it.

July 09, 2014 | News | Comments Off

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