2015 CCAA/TDM Scholarship Application Available

CCAA TDM ScholarshipThe 2015 CCAA/TDM Farms scholarship application is available.  This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be a member of 4-H or FFA
  • Must be enrolled in college or trade school that will further your education,
  • Must have a C average in your high school grade point average, and
  • Must fill out the scholarship application by January 15th.

More information and an application is available below.



December 03, 2014 | Education | 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

Midwest 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

View Event Fees

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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

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

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

Farming Together Workshops – Dates Announced

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.

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  • December 2-3, 2014 – Huntingburg Event Center
  • December 9-10, 2014 – White County Extension Office
  • January 13-14, 2015 – The 201 Building, Downtown Rushville
  • January 27-28, 2015 – Noble County Extension Office

Registration due two weeks prior to program.  Please see the registration form link and flyer below.



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 15, 2014 | Education | Comments Off

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