Archive for August, 2008
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) developed the Certified Livestock Producer Program as a way to recognize livestock farmers that go above and beyond in their farm practices and procedures. This voluntary program will recognize farmers that are willing to demonstrate publicly their commitment to the environment, animal well-being, food safety, emergency planning, biosecurity and being a good neighbor in their community. ISDA believes this tool will help improve understanding of modern livestock production in today’s communities.
Learn more at this link
The next training session for the Certified Livestock Producer Program this Thursday in West Lafayette. Below is the information on the session:
CLPP Training Session
Thursday, September 11th
4540 U.S. 52 West
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Registration 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Session 9:00 – 2:30 p.m.
PQA Training (optional) – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Although the ISDA would like to receive an RSVP of who is attending, it is not necessary to submit the application in advance. After attending the session and completing the assessments, the final step is to schedule an on farm visit with ISDA.
For more information, please check the link, below:
August 22, 2008 | Education and News | 1 Comment »
Travel up to Reynolds, IN, for the Clean Energy Forum on Thursday, September 11.
This forum is targeted to homes, farms and small businesses. Here’s the agenda:
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Lugar Center for Renewable Energy – A center dedicated to the task of
reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program – Tips on How to
Operate Your Business More Efficiently
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Micro-Wind Turbines for Farms and Small Businesses
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.: BREAK
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.: Renewable Energy Grants for Small Businessess, Farms and Schools
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle in Your Home and Small Business
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: How to Build a More Efficient Home
6:45 – 7:00 p.m.: YOUTH POSTER CONTEST – Presentation of Finalists
More details and Forum flyer here
August 22, 2008 | Education and Events and News | No Comments »
The Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing is just around the corner! It is on Wednesday, September 10th at Angel Hill Golf Course and the hole sponsorships are going fast. Get excited about putting together your team as there will be lots of fun and prizes for everyone. A one-hole sponsor plus a team of 4 is only $275 and a foursome is only $175. Please send your reservations as soon as possible. Contact Julia Leahy at 765-564-6757 or at email@example.com or click on the link in the navigation bar on the left.
Carroll County Agriculture Association is a member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
August 21, 2008 | Events and News | No Comments »
August 19, 2008 | Events and News | 1 Comment »
Purdue University is sponsoring a Field Day on drainage water management at their research site in White County on Tuesday, Sept 2 from 2-4:30 pm. The Field Day will include talks on the impact of drainage water management systems on crop yields, water quality and soil quality. All are welcome to attend.
The address is 1268 N. 100 W in Reynolds. More information is at
Drainage Water Management Featured at Field Day
Drainage Water Management Day – PDF File
Participants will visit two research and demonstration farms, where they will see how a control structure works, how water level is measured, and how the satellite communication system keeps farmers in touch with drain levels. Talks include the following:
- Leonard Binstock, executive director of Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition, will begin by explaining the motivation and rationale behind implementing the technology.
- Next, row crop farmer Dirk Fleck will discuss the new system and how it compares with the old.
- Eileen Kladivko, Purdue soil physicist, will discuss how this technology affects earthworm populations and soil quality, as well as the amount of water and nitrates flowing from the tile.
- Purdue Extension agricultural economist Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer will discuss the effect drainage water management has on yields, presenting data collected with GPS-enabled yield monitors over a span of three years.
- Costs associated with implementing and maintaining the practice will be presented by Binstock. Mike Cox, Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservation engineer, will discuss cost sharing and other assistance available from the NRCS. The field day will also include a short discussion about finding a qualified contractor to design, construct and install it
August 16, 2008 | Education and Events and News and Resources | No Comments »
|Gerrit Arendsen Family hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Boerman-Carroll Dairy on Tuesday, July 29th. Many local and State of Indiana officials were on hand to welcome the new Carroll County dairy business.
The dairy farm will house 4,100 cattle and create more than 40 jobs, according to Gerrit Arendsen, who moved with his family to Carroll County from Germany last year. The 140-acre farm is just off Indiana 75 on Carroll County Road 600 South.
August 02, 2008 | News | No Comments »