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Carroll FFA – Farmer Appreciation Dinner

It’s that time of year!  The Carroll FFA wants to show their appreciation to all of our hard-working farmers by providing a meal on Wednesday, October 11.  Get your order in, today!

October 09, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on Carroll FFA – Farmer Appreciation Dinner

Come and see the CCAA at the Carroll County 4H Fair!

July 12, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on Come and see the CCAA at the Carroll County 4H Fair!

Purdue Farm Management Tour – Carroll & Howard Counties – June 22 and 23

Participants in this year’s Purdue Farm Management Tour will learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation.
The tour, sponsored by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Purdue Extension, is set for June 22 and 23. It will include stops at four farms in Carroll and Howard counties.

The tour schedule:
June 22, 12:30 p.m. – Scott Farms, Delphi. A diversified crop farm, Scott Farms has a long history associated with the production of specialty crops, which are used to enhance profitability and mitigate risk. Learn how Scott Farms has incorporated the use of drones and variable rate technology into their cropping operation to improve efficiency.

June 22, 3:30 p.m. – Mylet Farms, Camden. The focus of Mylet Farms is on innovation, including an automated grain handling facility that includes use of a grain unloading app that can be run from a mobile device. Visitors will also have a chance to see the innovative Tribine Harvester, winner of the American Society of Ag. and BiologicalEngineers (ASABE) 2016 award for Outstanding Ag Machinery Innovation. The Tribine is an articulated harvester featuring two engines and a 1,000-bushel grain tank.

June 23, 8:30 a.m. – Kirkpatrick Farm, Greentown. Operators Bryan and Susan Kirkpatrick, with their daughter, Andrea, raise corn and soybeans with an emphasis on improving the health and productivity of their land. Kirkpatrick’s were early adopters of precision ag technology and will share the expertise they’ve gained through the years with tour participants. Purdue’s Fred Whitford will also be on hand to help conduct a tour of Kirkpatrick’s innovative fertilizer storage facility.

June 23, 11:30 a.m. – The Farm Tour lunch will feature the annual Agricultural Outlook Update by Purdue agricultural economist Chris Hurt, followed by a visit to Maple Farms, Kokomo. Maple Farms is a multi-generation corn and soybean farm that has learned how good communications among staff, family members and landlords can improve
management of the farm and prepare the farm for transition to another generation.

The tour is free, but registration is required to attend the June 23 lunch. To sign up for the lunch, go to:  Farm Tour Lunch Reservations or call 765-494-4310.

More information is available here:  Purdue Farm Management Tour press release

 

June 04, 2017 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Purdue Farm Management Tour – Carroll & Howard Counties – June 22 and 23

Ellen Herr Recognized with Centennial Award

Carroll County resident Ellen Johnson Herr was recognized at the CCAA Annual Meeting for being a life-long (at 100 years!) resident of Carroll County, and being a centennial resident of Carroll County.

Read her biography, here:  Ellen Herr Award

 

March 05, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on Ellen Herr Recognized with Centennial Award

2017 CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

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March 02, 2017 | Event | Comments Off on 2017 CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet ~ February 27

 

 

Join us for the Carroll County Agriculture Association Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet!

  • WHEN – Monday,  February 27
  • TIME – 6:00 pm
  • WHERE – Delphi United Methodist Church
  • SPEAKER – Matt Lohr, former Virginia and US FFA President and current motivational speaker on leadership
  • COST – $10 per person for the event
  • RSVP –

Join us as we celebrate our new Hall of Fame Inductees:

Samantha Garrison, Dale Orem, Ayres True Value Hardware

We will also be accepting dues and membership forms and your donation to the Carroll County 4H Fair sponsorship.

Featured speaker:  Matt Lohr, former Virginia State and National FFA President, and Leadership Speaker.

Invitation Letter:  2017 CCAA HOF Banquet Invitation 02-07

Reservation – Dues – 4H Support:

2017 Membership Form-4H Support-Annual Meeting

February 09, 2017 | Education and Event | Comments Off on CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet ~ February 27

CCAA Member Meeting – January 21

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January 05, 2017 | Education and Event | Comments Off on CCAA Member Meeting – January 21

2016 Christmas Basket Donations Now Accepted

2016-christmas-basketDonations of funds and hogs are being accepted for the 2016 Christmas Basket Project.  CCAA members give generously to this project, which goes to local Christmas Basket missions and to help the area food pantries during the year.

Here is how you can help.  If you can donate hogs, they need to be taken to Burlington Locker Plant on Dec. 1 from 8-10 a.m. Or another option is to deliver to Heinold’s November 28-30 and say what they are for.  Please call Sam Moffitt so he can communicate with Burlington meats on how many you might bring. We are in need of about 10-15 hogs.  Burlington Meat’s number is 765-566-3360.  Any questions you can contact Sam Moffitt at 574-721-4769

If you would like to donate funds to help pay for the pork processing, please send your check payable to Carroll County Agriculture and send it to PO Box 62, Flora, Indiana  46929.

Thank you for your support to help to make families’ Christmas brighter.

Download the letter for more information:  christmas-letter-16

December 01, 2016 | Event and News and Resources | Comments Off on 2016 Christmas Basket Donations Now Accepted

Indiana Farm Bureau – Listening Session – November 28

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Indiana Farm Bureau, in conjunction with the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture, will host a free listening session on Nov. 28 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to engage farmers across the state on issues concerning the farm bill. The meeting kicks off with lunch, followed by a short program by Dr. Jim Mintert and an update on Indiana Farm Bureau’s and the American Farm Bureau Federation’s efforts working toward the 2018 Farm Bill. The rest of the session will be spent in discussion and Q&A to gain feedback from farmers on what is and is not working for them in the current farm bill.

This meeting is open to the public and you can register at the door.

More information regarding the farm bill can be found here. The AFBF Farm Bill Working Group has examined issues, information gaps and analysis needed to engage members in the development of a new farm bill and has provided a series of informational papers to consider. The site also includes helpful videos and resources links.

November 22, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on Indiana Farm Bureau – Listening Session – November 28

DATE CHANGED: Carroll County Cover Crop Bus Tour – November 14

Date:  Monday, November 14, 8 – 11 am

Location:  X-Seed Warehouse – 2899 SR 218, Camden

Breakfast at 8:00 am – bus leaves at 8:30

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Eileen Kladivko, Purdue Agronomy – Getting Started with Cover Crops
  • Jamie Scott, Scott Farms – Cover Crop Planting Strategies
  • Mike Wiggington, NRCS Soil Scientist – Cover Crops and Soil Health

Hosts: Larry & Nathan Trapp

Cover crop tour sites will have soil pits for viewing and include an annual ryregrass field, as well as a field with a 13 way mix that was drilled on wheat after a manure application.

RESERVATIONS:  to Andrea Brown by November 11 (details on Flyer)

Download the Flyer: covercropbustour2016-1

Sponsors:

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October 03, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on DATE CHANGED: Carroll County Cover Crop Bus Tour – November 14

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