Happy 4th of July

2016 July 4th CCAA-2

July 04, 2016 | News | Comments Off on Happy 4th of July

Prevention of Grain Dust Explosion – Training

Purdue Extension imagesThree dates and locations for this training event:

  • June 22 – Columbia City
  • June 27 – Dubois
  • August 17 – Rensselaer

More information on the flyer:  OSHA Grain Dust Explosion Prevention Flyer

June 17, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on Prevention of Grain Dust Explosion – Training

2016 Carroll County Ag Tour – June 23

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June 08, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on 2016 Carroll County Ag Tour – June 23

FSA County Committee Nominations Being Accepted

usda_farm_service_agencyThe nomination period for local FSA county committees begins on June 15th, 2016.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Carroll County FSA office by close of business August 1st, 2016.

To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) where they are nominated.

This year, nominations and elections will be held in LAA 2, which includes Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, and Monroe townships.

Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations representing minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at:  www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning November 7th. Ballots are due back in the CarrollCounty Office by mail or in person no later than December 5th, 2016. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office January 1st, 2017.

If you live in Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison or Monroe township, please consider serving as a member of the County Committee.  We know there are a lot of great producers in our county that would do an excellent job representing Carroll County.

June 08, 2016 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on FSA County Committee Nominations Being Accepted

CWREMC Ribbon Cutting and Open House – May 25

CWREMC Ribbon Cutting

May 11, 2016 | Event | Comments Off on CWREMC Ribbon Cutting and Open House – May 25

Don’t Forget to Vote in the Primary Election!

The 2016 Primary Election is significant for both local and state/national politics.  Be sure YOUR vote counts!  Below are the candidates for County Office.  Consider carefully which candidate will better serve our county and Carroll County agriculture.

Vote Carroll County Candidates

April 28, 2016 | Issues | Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Vote in the Primary Election!

It’s Earth Day – Thank a Farmer!

Earth Day Thank A Farmer

Earth Day Every Day for a Farmer

April 22, 2016 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on It’s Earth Day – Thank a Farmer!

Dining with Diabetes Cooking School

ChefDo you want to learn how to manage your type 2 diabetes through what you eat? Come to our 5 session cooking school.

Purdue Extension – Carroll County and Purdue School of Nursing – Public Health will be offering “Dining with Diabetes Cooking School and Education Information Sessions” beginning April 1 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at the 4-H Building in Flora. The Dining with Diabetes program is designed for those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers. The session dates are: April 1; April 8; April 15; and April 22.  A follow-up session will be held May 20th.

During the sessions, you will learn to cook with sweeteners and with less fat and sodium. You will receive a notebook with educational information and recipes. Plus, each time you will prepare and taste an entire meal including an appetizer and dessert.

To pre-register, call Purdue Extension – Carroll Co. office at 574-967-3538. Pre-registration is required and ends – March 24, 2016. Class size is limited so sign-up today.

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March 17, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Dining with Diabetes Cooking School

Grand Opening! Wiechman Pig – Delphi

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March 16, 2016 | Event | Comments Off on Grand Opening! Wiechman Pig – Delphi

Employer Focus Group – Regional Workforce Needs

ITC_logo_web(1)Our region is experiencing tremendous growth, and the need for a skilled workforce is greater than ever. Many companies have an immediate need for skilled talent, and as the Baby Boomers retire in the years ahead, this need will be compounded.  Indiana’s Technology Corridor, (ITC), our regional economic development group, recognizes that employers in the region are interested in improving the competitiveness of the local workforce to expand the pool of qualified employees, and that collaboration will be key to ensuring a robust talent pipeline for the years ahead. To address this need, we are developing a regional action plan to guide our efforts to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

For this plan to be successful, we will need the input and participation of key employers like you.  ITC has contracted with a third-party firm to help us build this regional workforce attraction and retention action plan. The team is currently focusing on gathering information and research related to regional workforce needs. Their findings will ultimately highlight where we should be focusing talent attraction and retention efforts; what regional assets we should leverage to attract talent; and what strategies we can employ to connect with and recruit a skilled workforce as a community.

As part of the research, the team will host 3 focus group discussions to solicit feedback from area companies regarding talent needs and recruitment strategies. Discussion points will include:

  • What are your company’s greatest needs related to identifying and hiring talent?
  • What are your company’s greatest needs related to skills?
  • How do you currently address recruitment needs?
  • What is your company’s interest in participating in regional talent attraction initiatives?

We hope to see you in attendance at one of the following meetings.  Please register by clicking the link next to the desired date.

 March 31 – Delphi Opera House, Delphi – 11 am – 1 pm March 31 Focus group Delphi Opera House

 March 29 – Purdue Research Park, West Lafayette – 11 am – 1 pm March 29 Focus group Purdue Research Park

Thank you in advance for your willingness to speak to the consulting team and inform the development of our regional workforce attraction and retention action plan.

Kara Webb – Workforce Attraction Regional Team

Laura Walls – Carroll County Economic Development

March 15, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Employer Focus Group – Regional Workforce Needs

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