Archive for February, 2010

Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet – March 8

Don’t miss the Carroll County Agriculture Association 2nd Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet – March 8, starting at 6:30, at the 4H Building in Flora.  We will be honoring the 2010 inductees into the Carroll County  Agriculture Hall of Fame, and sharing information and Ag Association accomplishments from the past year.

Featured speaker is Travis Martin, 2009 graduate of Carroll Jr/Sr High School and Indiana FFA President.

Again this year, the CCAA is accepting donations toward sponsoring a day at the 4H Fair.

Reservations are due by March 5 – for more information and a reservation form:  2010 Invitation

Membership Dues and 4H Fair Donation form is available here:  Membership Form and Dues Receipt 2-4H-2010

February 27, 2010 | Events and News | No Comments »

Carroll FFA Agri-Science Fair Partnerships

The Carroll FFA is participating in the State and National FFA Agri-Science Fair.   The Students are presently seeking sponsors who are willing to work with them to develop ideas, formulate research projects, and experience real-world applications of Agri-science on the local level.

If you are interested, contact Melissa Keown at Carroll Jr/Sr High School (click on her name for an email link).

For more information, please take a look at the attached letter:  Agriscience Fair letter

February 27, 2010 | Education and News | No Comments »

ISDA Specialty Crop Grants Available

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced nearly $400,000 is now available for Hoosiers involved in specialty crops. This is part of $55 million in federal money being spread out nationwide for specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).

State departments of agriculture nationwide are eligible to apply and are encouraged to involve industry groups, academia and community-based organizations in the development of applications. Therefore, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is looking for project proposals from the specialty crop industry of Indiana. The proposals must solely enhance specialty crops throughout the state of Indiana.  ISDA will award grants ranging from $2,000-$30,000 to qualifying projects.

“Specialty crops have a total production value of more than $9 million to Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. “These grant funds are an opportunity for our State and our specialty crop producers to continue and enhance the marketing, research and consumer awareness efforts of these crops. I encourage all groups associated with this industry to apply.”

The funds announced under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) are authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008.

For more information, check out the IDSA Grants Page:  ISDA Specialty Crop Grant

February 26, 2010 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »

Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) is a USDA Rural Development initiative to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers. The start of understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your table.

Learn more about the programs under this initiative at the KYF2 website:

Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food

February 12, 2010 | News and Resources | No Comments »

Soil Conservation Workshop – February 18

Carroll County/White County Soil and Water Conservation Districts

The Carroll and White County SWCDs and CES offices are sponsoring a soil conservation workshop in Reynolds on February 18th, from 9 a.m. – noon.  The main feature of this workshop will be cover crops.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested.

Topics include:

  • Soil Health
  • Cover Crops for Grain & Livestock Producers
  • USDA Financial and Stewardship Incentives

For more information, see the attached documents:

2010BiCoSoilConWorkshop

2010 Location Map

February 03, 2010 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »