Archive for July, 2010
Indiana Pork Producers are invited to a free breakfast at 6:45 a.m., on August 6 — Opening Day at the Indiana State Fair. The theme for the 2010 Indiana State Fair is the “Year of the Pigs,” sponsored by Indiana pork farmers.
More details, including time and place, can be found on the attached flyer. 2010 Ham Breakfast Invite
If you would like to attend this event, please send an email message to Allison Ping at the Indiana Pork office to secure your reservation.
For more information about the Indiana State Fair, visit the official website: Indiana State Fair Homepage
(August 6 is also Band Day at the Indiana State Fair, and the Carroll HS Marching Band will be competing at this event – if you get a chance, visit the track in front of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand to check out the event)
July 29, 2010 | News | No Comments »
The Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner is accepting suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.).
You can take pesticides to the Tippecanoe Fairgrounds on August 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You MUST complete and submit the Clean Sweep Planning form to the State Chemist office no later than July 27 (details on the form available here): 2010_clean_sweep_form
More information is available at the flyer posted here: 2010_clean_sweep
NOTE – Bring pesticides to the disposal site in sealed containers and DO NOT mix chemicals
July 28, 2010 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »
The NRCS created the The Mississippi River Basin Initiative to help promote voluntary conservation in the watersheds that feed into the Mississippi River. The MRBI has funded a grant to expand EQIP and WHIP dollars to our area. NOW is the time to submit an application or follow up on a pending application with the Soil and Water Office Conservation for Carroll County.
The Public Outreach Meeting will be Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m. at the Bennett Center in Rossville (50 E North Street).
Two flyers are attached for more information about the Mississippi River Basin Initiative and the regional grant that includes Carroll County.
MRBI Fact Sheet
MRBI Initiative Info- Carroll County
You can also contact Joe O’Donnell or Rhonda Hicks at 765-564-4480 (extension 3) for more information.
July 22, 2010 | News and Resources | No Comments »
THIS SATURDAY – July 24 is the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District Hazardous Waste and Tire Collection day at the Carroll County Fairgrounds (Flora Community Park).
Check out the NISWD website for more information about what hazardous waste will be accepted and the fee for tires. Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District Tire Disposal Day
July 20, 2010 | News and Resources | No Comments »
July 17, 2010 | News | No Comments »
Do you have real estate property that was damaged or destroyed by the June 6 tornado (or any other recent natural disaster, including flooding)?
You can have your property taxes adjusted for next year (2010-pay-2011) tax cycle.
Visit the Carroll County Assessor’s Office and the staff will help you complete form 137R. Your property will be re-assessed based upon the damage or destroyed property, and this adjustment will be effective on your property tax statements next year.
For more information call the Carroll County Assessor’s office at (765) 564-3444.
Download the Form 137R here: IN DLGF Form 137R
July 15, 2010 | News and Resources | No Comments »
Don’t miss a great pork meal served up by the Carroll County Ag Association on Thursday at noon – the day of the Hog Show. Served at the picnic area, Thursday’s Menu includes:
Choice of —
- Porkburger meal
- Tenderloin meal
- America’s Cut meal
- Two America’s Cut meal
All meals include applesauce, chips, bread and drink. Proceeds from the this project go to support Carroll County and Carroll County youth.
July 12, 2010 | News | No Comments »
Visit the Carroll FFA Alumni silent auction, located at the WEST end of the Merchant’s Building, going on all FAIR week (July 11-17). More than 250 items for bid. Click here for FFA Auction Catalog
The Carroll FFA Alumni wish to thank their sponsors for their support:
- Baker-Milligan, CPAs
- Bush Veterinary Services
- Hog Slat, Inc.
- Howard Agronomy
- Steven Herr, DDS
- Loudon Printing Company
(The Carroll FFA Alumni is a non-profit organization which supports the Carroll FFA Chapter. If you are interested in joining the Alumni, please contact Nicole Howard, Pat Meade, or Steve & Melissa Keown)
July 12, 2010 | News | No Comments »
It’s 4H Fair Time again! The Carroll County 4H Fair starts Friday, July 9 and runs through Friday, July 17.
The Ag Association will cook for the Jr Leaders stand during Fair Week, host the Thursday Noon Meal and the Auction Buyer’s dinner on Friday.
If you can help with the noon meal on Thursday (start time for food prep is 10:00 a.m.), please contact Larry Trapp. If you would like to help cook during the other shifts throughout the week, please contact Dean Scott or Sam Moffitt.
Be sure to visit the 4H Fair – check out the youth exhibits, visit the Merchant’s Building and have dinner at the Jr Leader’s Stand!
Carroll County Agriculture Association is the Thursday Daily Sponsor at the Carroll County 4H Fair.
The Official 4H Fair Schedule is available here: 2010-fair-pamphlet-legal
July 06, 2010 | News | No Comments »
The “Buckeye Compromise” has been reached in Ohio between the State of Ohio (Governor Stickland), the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Humane Society of United States (HSUS). Unfortunately, this “agreement” seems to put a leash on Ohio livestock regulation, and puts HSUS “at the table” for regulatory oversight.
The agreement was reached to prevent HSUS from putting restrictive livestock initiatives on the Ohio ballot for public vote. Fortunately, Indiana does not permit ballot initiatives, but Ohio is right next door to us, and Indiana could become a new HSUS target.
A copy of the agreement can be downloaded here: HSUS Buckeye Compromise. Note attention to paragraphs 6, 7, and 10 for a taste of HSUS’s intentions for “supervising” livestock production and retaining control over Ohio livestock regulation.
Sadly, this document does not require HSUS to give up anything – HSUS still retains the right to bring the ballot initiatives to Ohio if HSUS doesn’t think that Ohio is properly (or quickly) implementing the “recommendations” in the agreement.
More information can be found at a great website which operates as a watchdog for HSUS: Humane Watch
July 02, 2010 | Issues and News | No Comments »