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




November 22, 2014 | Event and Resources | Comments Off

2014 Christmas Basket Donations Now Accepted

Donations of funds and hogs are being accepted for the 2014 Christmas Basketchristmas-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

November 21, 2014 | Event and Issues and Resources | Comments Off

Midewest Pork Conference – December 2

PrintJoin more than 300 pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders for a day of learning and networking hosted by Indiana Pork.

Orion Samuelson will be back to provide the keynote session!

If you are attending the AASV Conference, please choose AASV from the drop down menu during registration.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:00 AM  –  3:30 PM
Eastern Time Zone

Hendricks County Conference Complex
1900 E. Main Street
Danville, Indiana 46122 USA

Dress Code
Business Casual

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View Event Agenda, Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities

Registration Deadline
Monday, December 1, 2014

November 21, 2014 | Education and Event | Comments Off

Carroll County Event and Education Center Open House – December 4

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The construction and remodeling project is complete!  The Flora Community  Club wishes to thank all the generous donors to this project.

Purdue Extension Carroll County is moved into their new offices, and the facility is ready for meetings, events, and activities.

The Flora Community Club is hosting an Open House on Thursday, December 4, from 5-7 pm.  You are invited to stop by and see the new facility and office space, and learn more about the project.


November 20, 2014 | Event | Comments Off

PARP Certification Workshop – December 10

PARP headerPurdue Extension – Carroll County will host an Ag Outlook and Private Applicators Recertification Program on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 8:30 – 11:45 AM at the 4-H Building in Flora. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM and the agenda is included on the back of this letter. Donuts and coffee will be available during registration.

This is an approved program for one recertification credit toward your Private Applicator’s License. Commercial Applicators credits (for Category 1, 14, and RT) have been applied for and are pending approval.

Download the flyer for more information and attendance requirements:  2014DecPARPLetter

November 20, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

PEDv Workshop for Swine Producers – December 11

Purdue Extension imagesJoin Purdue Extension – Carroll County for a workshop for swine producers on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Learn more about the latest on PEDv and what the disease has in store for producers in 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your operation for a possible PEDv outbreak.

WHEN: December 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

WHERE: 4-H Building in Flora


  • PEDv Basics – Dr. Daren Miller, Swine Health Services
  • Trends in outbreaks
  • Handling re-breaks
  • Vaccines
  • Biosecurity Considerations with PEDv – Dr. Max Rodibaugh, Swine Health Services
  • Improving your biosecurity
  • Manure management

Please RSVP by December 10th to ensure enough materials are available

Download the Flyer:  PEDvWorkshopflyer

Sponsored by the Carroll County Agriculture Association

November 20, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Farm Bill – What you need to know – November 24

House-Button_FarmBillJoin Purdue Extension – Carroll County for a workshop on the 2014 Farm Bill. Get insight into the new farm bill programs and learn how to navigate the changes. U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will present information on the new programs and what they mean for producers. Purdue Extension will then share tools available for producers to aid you in decision making.

WHEN: November 24th from 8:30-11:30 AM

WHERE: 4-H Building in Flora


  • Kerry Neilsen, NRCS District Conservationist – Carroll County, will address changes with NRCS programs as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.
  • Morgan Thornburg, FSA County Executive Director – Carroll County, will address changes in FSA programs as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill, as well as new enrollment requirements.
  • Paul Marcellino, Extension Educator – Purdue Extension Howard County, will provide examples and information for producers to use in the decision making process.

Download the Flyer:  FarmBillProgram2014

November 20, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

2014 Goat/Lamb Kidding Webinar

SM67DsK-500x375Purdue Extension, Carroll County will be one of the remote video sites for the 2014 Goat/Lamb Kidding Webinar scheduled for December 10 from 7 – 9 pm.

Topics include:

  • Selection and Management to Increase Kidding Season Success
    Dr. Kenneth Andries, Extension Goat Specialist, Kentucky State University
  • Nutrition and Management in Late Gestation in Ewes and Does
    Dr. Mike Neary, Extension Small Ruminant Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dealing with Difficult Births in the Ewe and Doe
    Dr. Michael Hill, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

Contact Purdue Extension, Carroll County for more information:  574-967-3538

Download the Flyer:  Goat and Sheep ProgramDec 102014(1)

November 20, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

Winter Manure Application – Webcast – November 21

LPE_logo_wiki_200Manure application in winter brings increased risk of runoff reaching surface or groundwater resources. Practical and science based options exist for managing and reducing the risk for livestock producers who have little or no manure storage, or for situations where a late fall or early freeze limit manure application options.

This webinar’s presenters will speak from personal experience discussing the research that documents the ways to reduce risk, how one county has decreased runoff and groundwater contamination by implementing winter manure spreading plans, and a professional manure applicator’s practical perspective on options for livestock producers.

How do I participate?

On the day of the webcast, go to to download the speaker’s power point presentations and connect to the virtual meeting room.

Date of webcast:  November 21

Time:  2:30 pm EST

First time viewers should also follow the steps at:

More information available on the Flyer:  Winter Manure Application Options

November 20, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

2014-2015 Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Purdue Area 8 Beef Meeting


  • WHEN: Wednesday January 7, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, IN
  • WHY: The meetings will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept. of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.
  • HOW: RSVP to the Cass County Extension office at 574-753-7750 by 12/30/14

The counties in this AREA are: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash.

More information available on the flyer:  Area 8 Flyer

November 20, 2014 | Education and Event | Comments Off

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