Archive for August, 2009
Congratulations to Maurice Robeson on being recognized as one of the 2009 Master Farmers by Indiana Prairie Farmer! Maurice joins 6 previous Carroll County farmers in this distinguished honor: 1970 – John McCormick, 1990 – William Pickart, 1992 – Fred Wise, 1994 – Bob Mills and 2000 – David Minich. The first recipient from Carroll County was in 1928 – Claude Wickard, who became US Secretary of Agriculture.
See the website story at the Indiana Prairie Farmer: 2009 Master Farmer Award
Indiana Prairie Farmer Magazine Article: Indiana Prairie Farmer Maurice Robeson
Carroll County Comet Article: Robeson Honored for Accomplishments On and Off the Farm
The Carroll County Agriculture Association is proud of all of our “Master Farmers!”
[Way to go, Dad! - Ed]
Join the Carroll Future Farmers of America Alumni for a party before the Carroll football game this Friday at 5:30 p.m., in the CHS parking lot. Bring your own table service and a covered dish to share – hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Join the Carroll FFA Alumni Association for just $10 per year ($5 collegiate) dues.
For more information see the attached flyer: tailgate-party
The Flora Community Club KICK Team is sponsoring a “Touch-A-Fleet of Trucks” event on Saturday, September 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is a family event at the Flora Park, where large equipment owners are invited to bring their equipment so children can see “up close and personal” There will be parachute jumpers, helicopter demonstration, and food in addition to the exhibits.
If you have equipment to share with the kids, you are invited to bring your equipment for the event. This is a great opportunity to share the Agriculture industry with children, let them see equipment “up close,” and answer questions about your equipment and your farm operation.
Please call Theresa Brown at 574-967-3022 for more information.
The Area 8 Purdue Extension is offering a Farm Energy Program on Friday, August 28, from 10 am – 4 pm at the Tipton County Fairgrounds. Agenda includes Rural Energy for America Program, Grain Drying Audits and Small Scale Farmstead Wind Energy Systems. At 2:00 pm the PARP program will begin for those interested in credits for pesticide application recertification. More information, including registration information and a map to the Tipton County Fairground is attached:
Post UPDATE — Note change of date!
Carroll County at the Crossroads provided much-needed energy to the Carroll County Community. Some of the great things that came out of this first venture included the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Carroll County, and Carroll County Focus on the Future. Now, five years later, the project will reconvene to take another look at where we are and where we should be going as a County.
Save the DATE – Two upcoming meetings – please plan to attend!
September 10 at the 4H Building in Flora, 6-9 p.m.
September 3 at the Canal Center in Delphi, 6-9 p.m.
More information available on this Flyer: carroll-county-at-the-crossroads-ii-revised