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:

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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

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CCAA Member Meeting – January 21

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Soil Conservation Workshop – February 16

Carroll County and White County Soil and Water Conservation Districts are sponsoring a Soil Conservation Workshop.

This program is eligible for Certified Education Units (CEUs) from Soil & Water Conservation.

  • Date:  Thursday, February 16
  • Time:  8:30 am – noon
  • Place:  Wabash & Erie Canal Center, Delphi
  • RSVP:  Carroll County SWCD Office 765.564.4880 X 3
  • or Carroll County CES Office:  574.967.3538

Agenda includes:

4R Strategies to Nitrogen Management, by Jim Sprowl, NorthCentral Coop

Herbicide Use and Cover Crops by Joe Ikley, Weed Science Research Associate, Purdue University

Transforming Drainage: Retaining Water for Increased Resiliency, by Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University, Department of Ag & Biological Engineering.

Download the brochure for more information:  2017-bicosoilconworkshop-brochure

 

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January 05, 2017 | Education | Comments Off on Soil Conservation Workshop – February 16

Monsanto Scholarship – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing higher education in an ag-related field of studymonsanto-ag-leaders from a two- or four-year program or trade school.

The Grow Ag Leaders program helps engage future generations in agriculture by raising awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the industry and by providing scholarships that enable students to further their education.

In 2017, the program will award over 350 scholarships, totaling more than a half-million dollars to students across the country, and you can help by encouraging students in your community to apply for this scholarship and by endorsing the application of an outstanding student you know. Students are required to have two farmer endorsements to complete their applications.

The student application and farmer endorsement period is open now through February 1, 2017. Students will receive a unique ID number when starting an application, which you will need to submit an endorsement. You can endorse a student at FFA.org/scholarships or by calling 1-877-267-3332.

The scholarship is administered by the National FFA Organization, but applicants are not required to be FFA members.

Sincerely,
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
The Monsanto Fund

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2017 CCAA and TDM Hog Slat Scholarship Application Available

CCAA and TDM Hog Slat award annual scholarships to students who have demonstrated an interest in, or plan to study, agriculture.

Application deadline is January 15.Scholarship

Interested students are invited to download and complete the application and mail it to CCAA, PO Box 62, Flora IN  46929.

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Protecting Your Assets – December 7

extension-local-faces-ces_full_web_color_071812Do you have questions about your insurance? Have you ever considered the pros and cons of business structure options, such as Limited Liability Companies (LLC) or Family Limited Partnerships? Are you adjusting your budget due to down profits? If so, join us at Protecting Your Assets to gain valuable information from experts in the area.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

WHERE: Michigantown Lions Club-Alumni Community Center (500 S Ohio Street, Michigantown)

RSVP: to Andrea Brown by December 2 (574 967 3538)

Presenters:

  • Business Structures: Legal and Tax Considerations by Miriam Robeson, Attorney at Law
  • How Adequate is the Farm Safety Net? by Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Professor of Ag Economics
  • Strategic Planning in Tight Margins by Paul Marcellino, Howard County ANR Educator

Download the flyer for more information:  2016protect-your-assests

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Carroll County PARP – December 16

extension-local-faces-ces_full_web_color_071812Purdue Extension – Carroll County will host an Ag Outlook and Private Applicators Recertification Program on Friday, December 16, 2016, 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 back of this letter. Donuts and coffee will be available during registration.

This is an approved program for one recertification credit toward your Private Applicator’s License. Commercial Applicators credits (for Category 1, 14, and RT) have been applied for and are pending approval. In order to obtain credit, you will need to:

 Sign-in on an attendance sheet,
 Bring your PA License and/or Commercial Applicator’s License with you in order to verify your license number,
 Attend the entire session, and
 Pay the $10 fee

Download the Registration flyer:  2016decparpletter

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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

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Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area 8 Meeting – January 10, 2017

WHAT:  The 2016-2017 Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue Area 8 Beef Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – 6:30 pm

WHERE:  Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport

INFO:  The meetings will feature great food and valuable information on a variety of beef topics. IBCA will provide an update on current policy and programs. Purdue Dept. of Animal Science will provide the educational presentation.

RSVP:  RSVP to the Cass County Extension office at 574-753-7750 by 12/22/16

ALSO:  An IBCA Area Director will be elected at this meeting. All beef producers are eligible to vote in the elections as the Director will represent their respective area on the IBCA Board of Directors which oversees the IBCA membership programs and the utilization of the national beef checkoff funds.

AREA  Counties include: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash.

For more information, download the flyer:  area-8-flyer2016

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