Archive for 2010
To thank you, Monsanto Fund wants to make a contribution in your name to your local community as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project.
One nonprofit community organization in each eligible county will receive $2,500. It’s up to farmers like you to help decide where it goes.
The entry deadline is December 31, so enter today!
Effective January 1, 2012, anyone who is hired to apply, handle or transport fertilizer for agricultural purposes within Indiana must become certified through the Office of the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner.
The new rule also requires certification for anyone applying manure from confined feeding operations. Certification exams are conducted at the Purdue University-based OISC, with exams available at remote testing sites starting in January.
Purdue Pesticide Programs will offer a training manual in January. “Category 14 Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator” will sell for $32 and be available through Purdue Extension’s The Education Store at The Education Store.
More information can be found at this Press Release from Purdue: New Fertilizer Rule
Topics to be discussed include a brief review of taxes and potential health care arrangements, an update on tax law and procedures, and an in-depth review of Section 179 expensing and additional first-year depreciation. Other topics include the deductibility of prepaid expenses, deferring income, farm income averaging, self-employment tax, and a discussion of income tax management.
Producers with high-speed internet access can use their home computer.
For more information, read the flyer below, contact Andrea Brown at the Carroll County Extension Office 765-564-3169, or visit the Purdue Tax program webpage at the following link: Purdue Tax Webinar for Farmers
Information Flyer: TaxMgmtWebinarflyer
The Ag Association also purchases and accepts donation of additional meat from community suppliers and from Indiana Packers.
Last year, we collected more than 3500 pounds of meat to aid area families.
We are in need of 15-20 hogs to be donated and taken to the Burlington Locker Plant on November 30 or December 14.
Sam Moffitt is coordinating this project for the Ag Association, and it is important to schedule your drop-off with Sam because of the high demand for meat processing at Burlington Locker Plant, this year.
Please call Sam at 574-721-4769 by November 30 or as soon as possible.
If you would like to make a donation, please send a check to the Carroll County Ag Association at PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929. All donations are used to pay for the cost of processing the meat.
For more information the Annual Appeal letter is attached: Christmas letter-10
Volunteers are also need to help distribute Christmas Baskets at the Armory on December 18 from 8 – 11 a.m.
Carroll County-Purdue Extension will offer PARP training on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the 4H Building in Flora. This is an approved program for one recertification credit toward PAL (Private Applictor License) and CAL (Commercial Applicator License) will be eligable for 2 CCH’s for categories 1, 11, or RT.
For more information, meeting agenda, and to register, check out the link to the registration form: 2010DecPARPLetter
Purdue Agronomy Farm.
Purdue is holding three training dates for Fire/Rescue, Grain Elevator operators and farm operators. This training class will provide FIRE/Rescue and EMS personnel, Grain Elevator Employees, and Farm Operators with a better understanding of strategies for preventing and responding to grain-related entrapments, including partial and full engulfment’s. This class will be most beneficial for those with limited agricultural or grain handling experience. This course will cover the primary causes of grain-related entrapments, grain storage design and operation, state of the art rescue strategies, and first-responder injury prevention. Demonstrations and hands on experiences will be provided.
For more information, including agenda and registration, view the flyer: Grain Bin Training.pub1210
NOTE – space is limited!
Carroll County REMC is pleased to announce that Kyle Finley’s presentation, Live Line Demo, will be at the Carroll Jr./Sr. High School and Delphi Community High School on November 22, 2010. He will be at Carroll Jr./Sr. High School at 9:15 a.m. and Delphi Community High School at 2:10 p.m. The events will be held at the main gym for both schools.
REMC encourages you to attend this important event. Kyle’s presentation focuses on the subjects of how to protect yourself or someone else from injury or death when around electricity. Some of the issues he discusses are what to do if you are in a car accident that involves electricity. He talks about the safety precautions that need to be considered when dealing with electricity near pools. He also covers many other safety issues that would be beneficial for people in the community to know.
Kyle’s program is a high energy program. The display he uses is constructed with the same poles, transformers, and line hardware used by your local utility to assist you in understanding the electrical system.
Please join us at the special event. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions please contact Peg Minnicus at Carroll County REMC.
For more information, check out this flyer: Live Line Demo Flyer
Carroll FFA was well represented at the National FFA Convention, with Malena Zook as a national proficiency finalist in Agricultural Communication. 10 Carroll Members received the American FFA Degree, which is the most that Carroll has ever received in one year. Award winners were: Megan Ayres, Alisha Hedrick, Justin Moffitt, Travis Martin, Chandler Keown, Sarah Griffin, John Zook, Lucia Zook, Primmer Zook and Malena Zook.
Congratulations to Justin Moffitt and all the National FFA Winners!