Free and open to the public, the forums are intended to gather feedback to consider as the College of Agriculture creates its five-year strategic plan later this year.
“These forums will allow people throughout Indiana to share their visions for Purdue Extension and the College of Agriculture and tell us what we’re doing well, where we can improve and the initiatives in which we can help lead the way,” said Jason Henderson, director of Purdue Extension and associate dean of the College of Agriculture.
“We’ve called them ‘community forums’ for a reason. We want to hear from a diverse representation of those who call Indiana home, especially those who may be less familiar with what Extension can offer. These forums will be of greatest value if they represent a plurality of thoughtful, passionate, engaged voices.”
Those attending the forums will take part in small-group discussions about ways in which Purdue Extension and the college could further strengthen Indiana communities, families, leaders and businesses. Feedback will help determine strategies or activities to incorporate into a strategic plan.
Each forum will last about three hours, with meals or light refreshments provided. Those interested in attending should contact their county’s Purdue Extension office. Contact information is available on the Purdue Extension website at https://extension.purdue.edu.
Closest forums for Carroll County are:
Jan. 21, Greentown: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST,Howard County Fairgrounds, 610 E. Payton St.; and
Feb. 3, Lafayette: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST, Tippecanoe County Extension Office, 3150 Sagamore Parkway S.; and
Feb. 5, Rochester: 5-8:30 p.m. EST, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 1009 W. 3rd St.
The next chapter in the “Farming Together” Succession Planning workshops will be held in December and January around the State. These workshops are excellent programs designed for farmers by people who understand farming and the challenges of planning for the next generation.
This year, the two-day workshops focus on transferring business assets.
Dates and Locations:
January 13-14, 2015 – The 201 Building, Downtown Rushville
January 27-28, 2015 – Noble County Extension Office
February 24-25, 2015 – Huntingburg Event Center
March 10-11, 2015 – White County Extension Office
Registration due two weeks prior to program. Please see the registration form link and flyer below.
NOTE – this information is revised from a previous post to update the dates:
Looking for assistance with agricultural conservation practices? In 2015, $150,000 in IDEM 319 funds is available to farming operations in portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard, Miami, and Tippecanoe Counties through the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Cost-Share Program.
Apply for up to 75% cost-share on agricultural best management practices from January 1 through March 2, 2015. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by March 31, 2015.
Projects must be installed prior to January, 2016 and must be located within the critical areas of the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek watershed.
Stop by the kick-off Open House in the Flora Public Library on January 8 between 2-5pm to see if your property is eligible and to ask any other questions you may have. Or visit your local SWCD and District Conservation Offices.
Donations of funds and hogs are being accepted for the 2014 Christmas Basket Project.
We are in need of 10-15 hogs to be delivered to the Burlington Locker Plant December 4 (8-10 am) or December 11 (8-10 am). Please call Burlington Locker Plant to set up delivery date and time: 765-566-3360.
Please call Sam Moffitt at 574-721-4769 if you have any questions.
If you prefer to donate funds, please send a check payable to the Carroll County Ag Association (or CCAA) to PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929 before December 12. We will use these funds to process the meat.
Excess funds will be used during the year as donations to the Food Pantries that serve Carroll County.
For more information, please download the information letter: >Christmas letter-14