Archive for 2012
- IFB Legislative Kickoff Luncheon January 8
- Indiana December Revenue Forecast Released
- State Fertilizer Use Regulations go into effect February 16
- Action Alert – Death Taxes due to increase January 1
- Farm Bill authorization likely stalled
- Governor-Elect Pence announces appointments
- Jill Long appointed CEO of Farm Credit Administration
- Lt Governor Skillman CEO of Radius Indiana (a Southern Indiana EDC Cooperative)
- Senator Lugar to join German Marshall Fund
More information available at the IFB PP website: Public Policy Dispatch December 21, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS) December 5, 2012 – On behalf of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture wants to inform Indiana drivers seeking a Restricted Commercial Driver’s License for Agricultural Purposes (Restricted Class B CDL) that they will need to take a completed license application, beginning on December 10, 2012, to a local license branch. The application for Restricted Commercial Driver’s License for Agricultural Purposes (State Form 48440) will be available on the myBMV.com website.
With this new process, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will issue the Ag CDL as a credential and seasonal authorization document rather than issue a paper Ag CDL. This revision is necessary for Indiana’s program to be compliant with Federal Code, 49 CFR 383.153 and 383.155.
The applicant must surrender his/her base license when the BMV issues the Restricted Class B CDL. Thirty (30) days prior to each season, the Seasonal Authorization Document (paper) with the seasonal validity dates will be mailed to the applicant’s mailing address on file with the BMV. The cost is $30 and will last for eight seasons.
WHO: Agri-chemical businesses, Customer harvesters, Farm retail outlets and suppliers and Livestock feeders.
WHEN: Starting December 10, 2012
WHERE: The Application for Restricted Commercial Driver’s License for Agricultural Purposes (State Form 48440) will be available on the myBMV.com website
HOW: The completed applications must be taken to a local license branch office
QUESTIONS: Contact Jeannie Keating at the Indiana State Department of Agriculture office: 317-696-9695 or Jeannie Keating Email
The Private Well Class is designed to help a homeowner better understand how to properly care for their water well, to ensure their water remains safe to drink. By understanding the basic science of water wells and following best practices to maintain and protect your water supply, this class will provide the tools you need to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of your well. The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:
- understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well
- how water gets from your well to your faucet
- basics of well construction and the type of well you have
- how groundwater and wells get contaminated
- common operations issues for well owners
- how to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure
- testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink
- understanding test results and fixing water quality problems
- understanding regulations that affect you
- what to do in an emergency or equipment failure
- where to find help and get questions answered locally
The first three webinars will be held on January 16, February 6 and February 27, with monthly webinars through August.
For more information, check out the website: The Private Well Class
Leadership Carroll County is taking registrations for the Class of 2013. This leadership training program provides in-depth training to expand the leadership base of people who will assume active roles in our community. The program features 6 sessions including such topics as:
- Nature of Leadership and the History of Carroll County
- Communication Skills and County Demographics
- Working together, Education & Social issues
- Serving on Boards and Economic Development
- Strategic Planning and Local Government
- Current County issues
The Carroll County Agriculture Association will provide scholarships for interested members. Brochure and registration form included below with more details. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact any CCAA Board Member.
The Ag Association also purchases and accepts donation of additional meat from community suppliers and from Indiana Packers.
Last year, we collected more than 3000 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 December 3 (3-5 p.m) and December 4 (before 9:00 am) only.
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.
Please call Sam at 574-721-4769 as soon as possible to arrange delivery of hogs to Burlington Locker Plant.
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.
More information can be found in the letter: Christmas letter-11-16-12A
Purdue Extension – Carroll County will host a Private Applicators Recertification Program on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 8:30 – 11:45 AM at the 4-H Building in Flora. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM and the agenda is included on the attached letter. Donuts and coffee will be available during registration
- Ag Outlook – Corinne Alexander, Purdue Ag Economics
- Managing Nutrients after a Drought – Jim Camberato, Purdue Agronomy
- New Fertilizer Use Regulations – Andrea Brown, Purdue Extension
- Disease Concerns and Fungicide Use – Kiersten Wise, Purdue Plant Pathology
To assist with registration, please pre-register by Monday, December 10th. Call Extension Educator Andrea Brown if you have any questions: 765-564-3169.
Follow the link to get a complete list of who will be on your ballot November 6. (Be sure you select “Click Here to Search by Precinct” for quicker use.)
See you at the polls.