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

 

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Job Description for Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position

The Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position is now listed on Purdue’s Job Website.  If you are interested, please go to: https://extension.purdue.edu/Pages/openings.aspx – you will see a list of Extension Job Openings as well as information on how to apply.  If you click to apply, you can see the Job Description.  Or view as a PDF below.

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March 22, 2017 | News | Comments Off on Job Description for Carroll Co. Extension Educator – ANR, 4-H Youth Dev. position

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

 

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2017 CCAA Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet

2017 ccaa hall of fame from Miriam Robeson

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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

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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

Delphi Rotary – Farmer Appreciation Lunch February 28

WhatFree Luncheon for farmers sponsored by Delphi Rotary Club

Where:  Delphi United Methodist Church (located just south of Delphi High School)

WhenFebruary 28, 2017 from noon to 1 PM

Speaker:  Michael Langemeier, Purdue Ag Econ Professor and Farm Bill Specialist will comment on the farm outlook and the farm bill.

RSVP:  Eric Ross (Security Federal Bank ) or Jack Cross (Cross Appraisals)

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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

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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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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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