You are invited to join the Carroll County Agriculture Association for the Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet on Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the 4H Community Building in Flora.
Custom Select will be catering the meal, followed by a business meeting. Come listen to Greg Slipher, Indiana Farm Bureau Livestock Development Specialist, as he shares tips on, “Reducing Your Chances of Being a Star on YouTube.”
The event will feature scholarship awards and the 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees.
Again this year, as part of our celebration, we are asking for your donations to help support the Carroll County 4H Fair.
We also invite you to become a member (or renew your membership) of Carroll County Agriculture Association.
Tickets are $10, and you can download the reservation form, below.
Purdue Extension – Carroll County will host a Private Applicators Recertification Program on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, from 8:30 – 11:45 AM at the 4-H Building in Flora. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Donuts and coffee will be available during registration.
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration, Coffee & Donuts
8:30 – 9:30 AM Corn Management Practices That Help Stress-Proof The Crop – Bob Nielson, Purdue Extension Corn Specialist
9:30 – 9:45 AM Regulatory Topic – Andrea Brown, Purdue Extension
9:45 – 10:45 AM Herbicide and Weed Update – Bill Johnson, Purdue Weed Science
10:45 – 11:45 AM Market Outlook – Risk Management Commodities
Purdue Extension Carroll County and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host a workshop for small business owners and farm owners that will help prepare their businesses for the future. Join us on March 15, 2012 at the Wabash & Erie Canal Center in Delphi for the workshop, Succession and Estate Planning: Having the Conversation. The program fee is $10 and the registration deadline is March 12th.
Come hear Dr. Angela Gloy and our own Dr. Janet Ayres for some insight on “getting the ball rolling” in estate planning.
Check out this video from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – new protocols for cardiac resuscitation specifically for “untrained” rescuers. This involves no mouth-to-mouth, only rapid chest compressions. Take 6 minutes today – you might save a life, tomorrow.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM (AFGRE), a Monsanto Fund program, gives farmers in 1,245 counties across 39 states the opportunity to nominate their public school district to compete for a grant of up to $25,000.
The nomination period takes place January 6 – April 15, 2012.
Thank you for being a part of the Monsanto Fund’s efforts to improve education in rural America. Together, we can grow the next generation of America’s farmers.
Watch the video and nominate your local school district, today.
Sponsored by Monsanto, the premise of the 2012 FFA Chapter Challenge is simple: chapter FFA members visit and build relationships with local farmers in a bid to learn about the farmer’s way of life and to find local support for their chapter’s agriculture education endeavors. Afterward, the FFA members ask the farmer to vote for their chapter to increase their chance to win part of $300,000 in incentives.
The Challenge, a second-year program now available to more than 3,300 FFA chapters and over 236,000 FFA members, started collecting votes on Monday, January 16 and as of Monday, February 13, Indiana is in third place with 1,770 total votes behind Missouri and Tennessee. A complete state-by-state leaderboard is available at FFA Chapter Challange Leaderboard
The top 200 FFA chapters that make the most connections and receive the most farmer votes by February 29 will be awarded a line of credit ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 from the National FFA Organization. As a sponsor of the program, Monsanto will provide more than $300,000 in incentives.