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 study 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.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
The Monsanto Fund
December 16, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on Monsanto Scholarship – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
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.
Interested students are invited to download and complete the application and mail it to CCAA, PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929.
December 16, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on 2017 CCAA and TDM Hog Slat Scholarship Application Available
Do 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)
- 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
December 02, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on Protecting Your Assets – December 7
Purdue 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
December 02, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on Carroll County PARP – December 16
Donations 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
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
December 01, 2016 | Education | Comments Off on Indiana Beef Cattle Association Area 8 Meeting – January 10, 2017
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: Monday, November 14, 8 – 11 am
Location: X-Seed Warehouse – 2899 SR 218, Camden
Breakfast at 8:00 am – bus leaves at 8:30
- 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
October 03, 2016 | Education and Event | Comments Off on DATE CHANGED: Carroll County Cover Crop Bus Tour – November 14
September 21, 2016 | Education and News | Comments Off on Have a Safe and Profitable Harvest!
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
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