CCAA Helps Out at 2014 Ag Day

Ccaa helps out at from Miriam Robeson

April 02, 2014 | Education | No Comments »

Public Meeting Set for Review of Proposed Zoning Ordinance

The Carroll County Commissioners set a public meeting for review and discussion of the proposed Zoning Ordinance for Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. in Carroll Circuit Court on the third floor of the courthouse.

Commissioners will take written comments until April 2.

Comments can be sent to the Carroll County Auditor by email at Email Carroll County Auditor or by mail to 101 W. Main St., Delphi, Indiana 46923 or can be hand delivered to the Auditor’s Office on the second floor of the courthouse. Written responses can also be sent to the Area Plan Office in the courthouse or delivered to the office, located on the second floor of the courthouse next to the auditors office.

Carroll County Farmers are encouraged to attend this meeting to provide input to the County Commissioners, and to defend the inevitable complaints against the livestock industry.

Farmers are also encouraged to call the County Commissioners.

County Commissioners are:

Patrick F. Clawson

6726 W. Milkhouse Rd.

Delphi, IN 46923

765 564 4915

William R Brown

P O Box 291

Cutler IN 46920

765 268 2734

John Brown

7662 N Hambridge Dr

Monticello, IN 47960

765 426 3105

Visit the Carroll County Zoning website to view and download the proposed zoning ordinance and proposed maps.   Paper copies of the complete zoning ordinance can be purchased at Q Graphics in Delphi.

April 01, 2014 | Education and Issues and News | No Comments »

Third House Sessions

The Carroll County Chamber and the Carroll County Comet are honored to bring you the opportunity to speak with your Senator and Representative and to weigh in on pending legislation during the current session.

Join us for Third House on the first Saturday of February, March and April

Saturday, February 1

7:30-9:00am : Security Federal Savings Bank/Community Room in Delphi with Senator Brandt Hershman & Representative Don Lehe

9:30-10:30am  : Flora Public Library with Senator Randy Head &  Representative Heath VanNatter

Saturday, March 1

7:30-9:00am : Security Federal Savings Bank/Community Room in Delphi with Senator Brandt Hershman & Representative Don Lehe

9:30-10:30am  : Flora Public Library with Senator Randy Head &  Representative Heath VanNatter

Saturday, April 5 – Final Wrap-Up Legislative Breakfast

8:00-10:00am  : Cabo’s Mexican Grill in Delphi

All legislators representing Carroll County will be invited to attend to address the audience over breakfast

The final session will include all of our Legislators

All sessions are open to the public and non-residents of Carroll County.  It will be most beneficial if you attend the Third House session within your district.

For questions concerning your district and/or Legislators, enter your address on the following website.

Please contact Julia at the Chamber of Commerce at 765-564-6757 or

Debbie at the Carroll County Comet at 574-967-4135 for additional information.

March 29, 2014 | Education and Issues and News | No Comments »

March 13 – State of the County Event

March 08, 2014 | Event and News | No Comments »

March 13 – Indiana Livestock Forage & Grain Forum

The Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum is Thursday, March 13.

This year’s forum is moving to the Marriott Indianapolis, located at 350 W. Maryland Street in downtown Indianapolis and starts at 8:30 a.m. with the general session sponsored by the state soybean checkoff.

Pre-registration is required and the $25 fee includes breakfast and lunch. Visit the Indiana Livestock Forum Website for more information and to register.

The keynote address features Kenneth Cukier discussing “Big Data – The Big Picture.” Cukier is a data editor at The Economist and co-author of the book, Big Data: A Revolution that will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think.

March 08, 2014 | Education and Event and Resources | No Comments »

Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year!

Monsanto is sponsoring the fifth year of recognizing America’s Farm Moms with the 2014 Farm Mom of the Year program.

Do you know a farm mom who amazes you every day with her contributions to her family, farm, community and agriculture? Nominate her for the chance to win $10,000 between February 27th and March 31st.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding farm mom. She can be your mother, sister, wife, daughter, friend or neighbor. She can even be you!

How to Enter: Tell us in 300 words or fewer how the farm mom you are nominating contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture.

Timing: Entries will be accepted beginning on February 27, 2014 through March 31, 2014, entrants can submit entries online or by mail. Regional winners will be announced April 25, 2014 and voting for the national winner runs from April 25th until May 6th.

For more information, visit the America’s Farmers website.

Prizes: The American Agri-Women select the five regional winners. Each winner receives a $5,000 prize. The national winner receives an additional $5,000. To learn more about the regions, view our official contest rules and regulations.

March 08, 2014 | Events and News and Resources | No Comments »

Ground Water Monitoring Network – Well Testing Available

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Water Quality (OWQ) is offering eligible residential well owners the opportunity to have their water tested as part of the statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network.   The GWMN is a statewide ambient ground water quality monitoring network consisting of residential wells and non-community public water supplies.  The GWMN began in 2008, and has expanded every year.  Last year, IDEM completed our 6th round of sampling, sampling over 330 drinking water wells across the entire state.    Additional information about the GWMN can be found at the website

For 2014, eligible well owners are sought in all 92 counties in Indiana to take part in the GWMN.  Testing for metals, nitrate-nitrite, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOCs), alkalinity, pesticide degradates, and general chemistry will be conducted free of charge for 400 qualified well owners across the state.

If you know of well owners who may be interested in finding out the quality of their well water, please direct them to the enrollment application, or forward their contact information to Kevin Spindler (telephone) (317)234-3243 at IDEM.  To ensure the quality of the water data collected statewide, there are some requirements to be considered for this opportunity. To be eligible for this program, the well must have been entered in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) water well database, be screened at a depth that is representative of the primary aquifer in the area, and have an outside spigot that does not go through a water softener or other treatment and is accessible to IDEM staff.  Unfortunately, because this is a statewide ground water study that is focused on determining ambient water quality, not all sampling requests can be accommodated. Wells that are eligible will be selected for inclusion in the monitoring effort based on their suitability to represent the ground water in the area. Well owners that are selected to take part in this study will be notified in late spring 2014. Sample collection is expected to begin in summer 2014.

Kevin Spindler
Ground Water Section – Drinking Water Branch
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204-2251
(317) 234-3243

March 08, 2014 | Resources | No Comments »

Farm Program Update – Livestock Indemnity and Livestock Forage Programs

From the Carroll County FSA Office:

Two disaster programs in the Farm Bill that will be available very soon.  The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) will be available to those with livestock or pasture losses.  Until signup for this program opens in April, make sure you keep all documentation you might have about any pasture or livestock losses so that you can use it to enroll in this program.  This program will be retroactive to October 1, 2011 and there may be producers eligible in Carroll County.

Livestock Indemnity Program Fact Sheet

Livestock Forage Program Fact Sheet

March 08, 2014 | Education and Resources | No Comments »

2014 CCAA Annual Meeting

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March 04, 2014 | Event | No Comments »

What’s In the New Farm Bill?

ARC – PLC – What do these acronyms mean, and how will it affect farm program payments? It’s too soon for official guidance from the FSA folks, but if you would like to get a head start on learning about the new farm bill and how it might affect you, check out the information and links below from Kansas State and Farm Doc Daily – through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:

K-State Research and Extension: Calculations of new ARC and PLC Payments

2014 Crop Safety Net Decision: Key Considerations

Evaluating Commodity Program Choices in the New Farm Bill

Crop Insurance America:  Just the Fact about Crop Insurance and the New Farm Bill

February 22, 2014 | Education and Resources | No Comments »

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