Thank you to all who participated in the Christmas Basket project!
With your donations of funds and animals, the Ag Association provided more than 1500 packages of meat (more than 1 ton)!
Donations in support of this year’s efforts topped $3,600, which is a new record. Excess meat will be donated to the local food pantry and outreach groups for distribution to families in need after the holidays.
The Carroll County Agriculture Association and the TDM/Hog Slat scholarship applications are available. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors who live in Carroll County and are active in FFA and/or 4H. Further instructions and requirements and applications are available from the Extension Office or may be downloaded here:
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is hosting a training session for the Certified Livestock Producer Pro-gram on January 24th, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building, located at Flora, In. The training will begin at 8:30 am and conclude by 3:00 pm. There is no cost to at-tend, but reservation are appreciated since lunch will be provided.
The 32nd annual Farming Together Workshop is scheduled to be held in Stewart Center on the Purdue Campus on January 27-28, 2012. This is an excellent program for farm families who are interested in adding a family member to the family farm business or developing a plan for transferring the family farm to the next generation.
A course entitled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered to assist private landowners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodland resource. The course will be held on 8 evenings beginning February 21, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sterling Christian Church Aid House, 109 North Eagle Street, Veedersburg, IN. There will also be two Saturday morning field trips scheduled on March 3rd and 24th to practice tree identification and observe woodland management activities.
The course will emphasize an introduction to forestry and management principles that landowners can apply on their properties. If you own woodland, sell timber occasionally, manage a tree plantation or wildlife, or are considering some woodland investment, this class may be of great benefit to you. Beginning with the basics of tree identification and how a tree grows, the class will explore the biology and management of forest resources that supports the diverse environmental and economic benefits our forests provide, including thousands of jobs in the Indiana’s forest-based businesses.
More information and an event brochure is available at the website:
The IRS has announced that the due date for the Heavy Vehicle Highway Use return, Form 2290, has been changed to November 30.
From the IRS Information Center – July 18, 2011: Because the highway use tax is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2011, this extension is designed to alleviate any confusion and possible multiple filings that could result if Congress reinstates or modifies the tax after that date. Under temporary and proposed regulations filed today in the Federal Register, the Nov. 30 filing deadline for Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax Return, for the tax period that begins on July 1, 2011, applies to vehicles used during July, as well as those first used during August or September. Returns should not be filed and payments should not be made prior to Nov. 1.
For more information, see the two links below, to the IRS announcements:
CCAA and the Carroll County Extension are sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training workshop on December 3 at the Carroll County 4H Building. This workshop is open to First Responders, CCAA members and the public. Registration is required – please RSVP by November 28
$20/person for First Responders
$40/person for CCAA members
$60/person for Non-Members
This is an all-day workshop, including a working lunch.
For more information and to register, contact Andrea Brown at the Carroll County Extension Office. Details and contact information in the attached flyer: Grain Bin Training Carroll
The Carroll County Agriculture Association is soliciting the donation of hogs that can be butchered and turned into ground pork to be given away to Carroll County families during the holidays.
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 November 29 or December 6 at 9:00 a.m. (both days)
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 as soon as possible to schedule your animal for drop off.
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. Please send your donation by December 15 so we know what we can afford to process. All donations are used to pay for the cost of processing the meat.