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2017 Indiana Third House Sessions

In addition, the Chamber Legislative Luncheon will be on Friday, January 27 at NOON at the Delphi Opera House. Cost is $10 per person with reservations due by Jan. 25.   Online registration is available:  Register for Legislative Lunch

January 18, 2017 | Education and Events and Issues and News | Comments Off on 2017 Indiana Third House Sessions

Help CCAA Raise Funds to Purchase a Reserve Deputy Car

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2008 Dodge Charger purchased with help from CCAA in 2012

In 2012, the Carroll County Agriculture Association raised (and matched) funds to purchase a car for the Carroll County Reserve Deputies.  Reserve Deputies are all-volunteer deputies who assist the Carroll County Sheriff department in local law enforcement.   In 2008, CCAA and its members raised donated $12,250.

The Reserve Deputy program is seeking a replacement vehicle  for the 2008 car purchased with that project.  As supporters of our local law enforcement officers, CCAA is again raising (and matching) funds for a car.

CCAA will match all donations made through CCAA in support of this project, up to $5,000.

Please download and review the attached letter for more information.

Mail your donation to–

Carroll County Agriculture Association
PO Box 62
Flora IN  46929

PS – the Carroll County Reserve Deputy program is also seeking volunteers to serve as Reserve Deputies – if you are interested, send an email message to CCAA for more information.

2016-08-16 CCAA Sheriff Reserve Car Letter

September 19, 2016 | Issues and News | Comments Off on Help CCAA Raise Funds to Purchase a Reserve Deputy Car

FSA County Committee Nominations Being Accepted

usda_farm_service_agencyThe nomination period for local FSA county committees begins on June 15th, 2016.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Carroll County FSA office by close of business August 1st, 2016.

To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) where they are nominated.

This year, nominations and elections will be held in LAA 2, which includes Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, and Monroe townships.

Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations representing minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at:  www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning November 7th. Ballots are due back in the CarrollCounty Office by mail or in person no later than December 5th, 2016. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office January 1st, 2017.

If you live in Clay, Jackson, Liberty, Madison or Monroe township, please consider serving as a member of the County Committee.  We know there are a lot of great producers in our county that would do an excellent job representing Carroll County.

June 08, 2016 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on FSA County Committee Nominations Being Accepted

Don’t Forget to Vote in the Primary Election!

The 2016 Primary Election is significant for both local and state/national politics.  Be sure YOUR vote counts!  Below are the candidates for County Office.  Consider carefully which candidate will better serve our county and Carroll County agriculture.

Vote Carroll County Candidates

April 28, 2016 | Issues | Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Vote in the Primary Election!

It’s Earth Day – Thank a Farmer!

Earth Day Thank A Farmer

Earth Day Every Day for a Farmer

April 22, 2016 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on It’s Earth Day – Thank a Farmer!

Third House – 2016 – Meet your Legislators

logo_third_house_lgMeet with your Legislators

Take this opportunity to meet with the State Senators & State Representatives who represent Carroll County in the 2016 Session.

Hear first hand what’s going on in State Government and learn about the impact it may have on you, your family, and your business.

Ask questions. Voice your concerns.

Senators BRANDT HERSHMAN & RANDY HEAD
Representatives DON LEHE & HEATH VANNATTER

Carroll County Chamber

Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, February 6 ~ 7:30-9:00am
Hippensteel Tribute Center, 405 Cottage St., Delphi

Saturday, March 5 ~ 7:30am-9:00am
Flora Park Event & Education Center (4H Building)

Saturday, April 2 ~ 7:30am-9:00am
Hippensteel Tribute Center, 405 Cottage St.,  Delphi

Audience participation is encouraged.
THREE opportunities to participate….attend one session or all three

Refreshments will be served.

For complete updates and information from the Indiana General Assembly, visit: iga.in.gov

FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR

For Additional Information, contact Julia Leahy at (765)564-6757 or (765)564-8221 (Julia@CarrollCountyChamber.com).

January 22, 2016 | Events and Issues | Comments Off on Third House – 2016 – Meet your Legislators

Listening Session – Swine Insurance – March 26

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has contracted with Agralytica, a food and agriculture consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, to assess the likelihood of successfully developing an insurance plan for a catastrophic swine disease event, and to recommend the type of insurance plan that would provide protection to meet the needs of producers.  The feasibility study is required by The Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill.

Event Details, below.Pig Insurance

Thursday March 26 – 10:00 am – Noon.
Wabash & Erie Canal Center
1030 N. Washington Street
Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-564-2870

For more information and for further contact details, download the information sheet:  Swine disease insurance listening session – IN

March 24, 2015 | Education and Issues and News | Comments Off on Listening Session – Swine Insurance – March 26

Carroll County FSA – News from the Executive Director

udsa-fsaTime is Running Out!

Have you come to see us yet about your bases and yields? We are down to about 2 weeks until the deadline to update your farm records! (We are closed on Monday, February 16th for Presidents Day.)

The deadline is February 27th to update your yields and to take a look at your two choices for base acres.  Your landowners will need to sign these updates (or you can sign if you have Power of Attorney) and get their forms back to our office by the February 27th deadline.  There is no talk of extending the deadline so if you plan to update your farm records, call us as soon as possible!

There is a little homework to do before your appointment so make sure you contact Morgan (morgan.thornburg@in.usda.gov) or Melanie (melanie.d.campbell@in.usda.gov) for more information.

February 16, 2015 | Issues and News and Resources | Comments Off on Carroll County FSA – News from the Executive Director

Third House – 2015 – Meet Your Legislators

logo_third_house_lgMeet with your Legislators

Take this opportunity to meet with the State Senators & State Representatives who represent Carroll County in the 2015 Session.

Hear first hand what’s going on in State Government and learn about the impact it may have on you, your family, and your business.

Ask questions. Voice your concerns.

Senators BRANDT HERSHMAN & RANDY HEAD
Representatives DON LEHE & HEATH VANNATTER

Carroll County Chamber

Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, February 7 ~ 7:30-9:00am
Hippensteel Tribute Center*, Delphi

Saturday, March 7 ~ 7:30am-9:00am
Flora Park Event & Education Center (4H Building)

Saturday, April 11 ~ 7:30am-9:00am
Hippensteel Tribute Center*, Delphi

Audience participation is encouraged.
THREE opportunities to participate….attend one session or all three

Refreshments will be served.

FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR

 

February 06, 2015 | Event and Issues | Comments Off on Third House – 2015 – Meet Your Legislators

Farm Land Property Taxes – Program by Purdue Extension

If you missed the Member Meeting on January 24, you can view part of the program presented by Extension Educator Tamara Ogle here:

You can download more detailed information about Carroll County farmland assessment below, excerpted from the 2013-2014 Indiana County Property Tax Study:

Carroll County Property Tax Report 2013-2014

January 27, 2015 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on Farm Land Property Taxes – Program by Purdue Extension

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