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America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

Nominate your school district to win a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 from the Monsanto Fund.  It takes only a minute!

Click the link below and fill out the nomination form.

Deadline is April 1, 2017.

America’s Farmers – Nomination Form (link)

January 23, 2017 | Education and News and Resources | Comments Off on America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

Empowering Farm Women Program

February 6 – February 13 – February 20

All sessions 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Carroll County Event and Education Center (4H Building)

Empowering Farm Women is a program that brings farm women together to increase their management skills for today’s agriculture businesses. Many farm women are currently managing some or all aspects in many farming operations. This program is designed to bring ladies together to explore and share management strategies to improve their farm businesses.

This year’s theme for the series is Healthy Farm, Healthy Family. Realizing that farm women delicately balance their business and family roles, we are focusing on a farm management topic, as well as a health topic during each session. The Empowering Farm Women program provides a safe environment for women to learn and grow together.

Join us for three sessions on topics that can help keep your family and farm business thriving during the challenging times ahead.

There is no cost to participate, and a light meal will be provided.

For more information, registration, and contact info, please download the flyer:

2017 Empowering Farm Women

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January 17, 2017 | Education and Resources | Comments Off on Empowering Farm Women Program

Abandoned Water Well – Cost Share Program Available

2017 Well PumpOver the years, many water wells around old farmsteads have been left abandoned and unused. Water wells are a direct conduit between the land surface and the groundwater resource. Herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, animal and human waste can all enter an abandoned well and potentially into our drinking water source. They also can pose a safety hazard especially for children.

The Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide assistance to landowners with the closure of abandoned water wells. The conservation district will provide cost-share at a rate of 75% of actual costs (up to $500.00 per well). All plugging activities must be conducted by a licensed well driller. These program funds are limited to total cost share of $ 1500 per calendar year, and application will be approved on a first come first serve basis.

More information, including application information, is available on the flyer:  Abandoned Well Cost Share Flyer

This program is funded by the Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District

January 17, 2017 | Resources | Comments Off on Abandoned Water Well – Cost Share Program Available

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

Webinar on Water Quality and Hog Production – October 27th 5:00-6:30p (or enjoy it live!)

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NEWS RELEASE – 
October 14, 2015

Purdue webinar to provide latest water quality information

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana. –

In the past few years, livestock producers have become increasingly more concerned with water quality issues. Poor water quality can lead to increased incidence of disease and reduced animal performance. To help producers, veterinarians and students stay informed about the latest water quality developments, Purdue’s animal science department will host a free webinar October 27th on water quality and swine production.

Speakers are:
* Brian Richert, associate professor of animal sciences. “What are the water quality issues for swine?”
* Ernest Blatchley III, associate professor of Professor, School of Civil Engineering and Division of Environmental & Ecological Engineering. “Water Treatment for Hog Production Operations”
* Tom Gillespie, Swine Veterinarian, Rensselaer Veterinary Services
“ Veterinary Case Reports”

The webinar begins at 5;00 p.m Eastern time. To access the live program, go to http://www.ansc.tv  or http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/SP/WQW/

Local and regional pork producers, students, swine veterinarians and faculty are invited to the live presentation at 5:00 PM in Lilly Hall 3-118.

October 21, 2015 | Event and News and Resources | Comments Off on Webinar on Water Quality and Hog Production – October 27th 5:00-6:30p (or enjoy it live!)

Nominations Being Accepted! America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

APF_1600x525America’s pig farmers represent the very best in agriculture. The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSMaward in order to recognize the best of the best in pig farming.

This prestigious honor will be awarded annually to the pig farmer who best demonstrates and lives by the We CareSM ethical principles. Is that you or someone you know? The National Pork Board is now accepting nominations. Make yours today!

Deadline is May 15 for submitting nominations.

Nominate a pig farmer here:  America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Nomination Link.

March 23, 2015 | Events and News and Resources | Comments Off on Nominations Being Accepted! America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

CWREMC – PowerMoves Rebate and Grant Program

CWREMC imagesCarroll White REMC will be hosting three meetings focused on money-saving incentives available to members.  REMC will discuss the PowerMoves incentive programs.  Specifically designed for agriculture members, there are REAP grants available, as well as farm energy audits.  Carroll White REMC also has member rebates.

“With rising energy costs, rebates, incentives, and grants are a very important tool to be utilized by people in order to save on their monthly bottom line,” said Peg Minnicus, Member Relations Advisor.  “We have many incentives and rebates that our members can benefit from, and we are hopeful to educate and teach our members about how to access these programs.”

The three member meetings will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Meetings are scheduled on Tuesday February 24 at the White County Fairgrounds in Reynolds; Wednesday February 25 at the Pulaski County Highway Garage in Winamac; and Thursday February 26 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Flora.

If members have any questions about the meetings, contact the Carroll White REMC office at (800) 844-7161.

Download more information:

Rebate press release February 12 2015
POWER MOVES MEETING agenda
POWER MOVES MEETINGS LOCATIONS

February 16, 2015 | Education and Event and Resources | Comments Off on CWREMC – PowerMoves Rebate and Grant Program

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

Deer Creek Sugar Creek Watershed – Cost Share Program 2015

DCSC-watershedLooking for assistance with agricultural conservation practices? In 2015, $150,000 in IDEM 319 funds is available to farming operations in portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard, Miami, and Tippecanoe Counties through the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Cost-Share Program.

Apply for up to 75% cost-share on agricultural best management practices from January 1 through March 2, 2015. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by March 31, 2015.

Projects must be installed prior to January, 2016 and must be located within the critical areas of the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek watershed.

Stop by the kick-off Open House in the Flora Public Library on January 8 between 2-5pm to see if your property is eligible and to ask any other questions you may have. Or visit your local SWCD and District Conservation Offices.

DCSC Open House Flyer Jan 8 2015

DCSC Program Brochure

Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Cost Share Program – October 2014

More information available at the website:  Wabash River Enhancement

December 19, 2014 | Education and Resources | Comments Off on Deer Creek Sugar Creek Watershed – Cost Share Program 2015

2014 Christmas Basket Donations Now Accepted

Donations of funds and hogs are being accepted for the 2014 Christmas Basketchristmas-basket Project.

We are in need of 10-15 hogs to be delivered to the Burlington Locker Plant December 4 (8-10 am) or December 11 (8-10 am).  Please call Burlington Locker Plant to set up delivery date and time:  765-566-3360.

Please call Sam Moffitt at 574-721-4769 if you have any questions.

If you prefer to donate funds, please send a check payable to the Carroll County Ag Association (or CCAA) to PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929 before December 12. We will use these funds to process the meat.

Excess funds will be used during the year as donations to the Food Pantries that serve Carroll County.

For more information, please download the information letter:  >Christmas letter-14

November 21, 2014 | Event and Issues and Resources | Comments Off on 2014 Christmas Basket Donations Now Accepted

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