Archive for 2008
The Carroll Manor Fund Raiser was a success – CCAA cookers kept busy during the whole event. Thanks to everyone who participated – cookers, eaters, and visitors!
Consider test harvesting corn rows at the end of the fields, particularly at road corners to improve visibility for motorists at the time of year when there is increased truck and tractor traffic.
Carroll Co. Sheriff’s department asked the Ag Association to relay a message to area farmers concerning a recent theft on a hog facility in Carroll County. They wanted the farmers to be reminded that they need to improve security and keep a closer eye on their property with the increased thefts in steel, animals, and fuel. If a farmer has an occurrence they would appreciate being notified so they can keep a log on this activity.
The Area Plan Office has asked the CCAA to remind livestockproducers that proof of notification for application of pre-permit confined feeding construction is required within 60 days of application for the permit. Please return the “return receipts” to the APC office within the deadline. If you have any questions, call the Area Plan Director at 765-564-4468 (or, they will be calling you!).
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.
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:
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
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
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
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