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Harvest Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Slow down and pay attention to the road.
  • Be cautious when approaching trucks and equipment parked by the side of the road – there could be pedestrians nearby!
  • Watch for road signs. Stop and LOOK at intersections.
  • Don’t make the assumption that the farmer knows you are there. If you can’t see the farmer’s face, the farmer can’t see you!
  • Follow from a distance.
  • Use extreme caution when passing. DO NOT PASS when approaching intersections!
  • Be patient with the farmer.

September 29, 2023 | Education and News | Comments Off on Harvest Safety Tips for Drivers

CCAA Member Meeting January 21

January 05, 2023 | Education and Event and Members Only | Comments Off on CCAA Member Meeting January 21

2023 CCAA Scholarship Applications

December 14, 2022 | Education and Resources | Comments Off on 2023 CCAA Scholarship Applications

AI Training School December 15-16

Download the Flyer: AI Training Flyer

Registration: Registration Link

November 16, 2022 | Education and News | Comments Off on AI Training School December 15-16

PARP December 9

November 16, 2022 | Education | Comments Off on PARP December 9

Early Voting Now Available! Don’t Forget to Vote!

Be sure to make time to vote and if you have employees, schedule time for them to vote. Make use of the early voting times and locations to work around your harvest schedule.

October 18, 2022 | Education and Event and News and Resources | Comments Off on Early Voting Now Available! Don’t Forget to Vote!

Extension News Update – October 2022

Check out information and education opportunities with Purdue Extension Carroll County:

Conversations With Aging Parents Webinar
The Purdue Women in Ag Team is sponsoring a webinar on” Conversations with Aging Parents” on Wed. October 12th at 12:00 pm. Join Jane Horner and Allison Hillis as they share resources available and tips that will help you navigate this sometimes-difficult process. This webinar is free and a recording will be shared with registered participants. To register, go to:

PARP Credits Needed?
If you are trying to determine the number of credits you need before your license expires, go to: then select Applicator Login. Then, enter your first name and last name as it appears on your card and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be able to see classes you’ve taken and credits needed. This is true for the private license as well as the commercial licenses.
For the most current schedule of Pesticide Applicator Recertification Programs, go to

Save the Date – Carroll County PARP
The Carroll County PARP will be December 9th in the morning. Fred Whitford and John Obermeyer will be the speaker. More details to come in November.

Corn & Soybean Outlook Webinar
The webinars will review the USDA reports and provide implications for the current and upcoming crop year. Corn and soybean exports, ethanol demand, corn and soybean basis, and farm income projections will also be regular topics. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert will discuss the October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) USDA reports. Registration is free and can be completed by submitting the form on

October 03, 2022 | Education and Resources | Comments Off on Extension News Update – October 2022

Purdue Digital Ag Showcase Sept 8

Registration is open for the Digital Ag Showcase. Join Purdue experts on Thursday, September 8, at Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. In cooperation with Area 9 Extension educators, the field day will focus on practical applications of data-driven agriculture. 

Participants will learn about cutting-edge research related to digital agriculture, see demonstrations featuring practical applications and tools that can be used on their farming operations, and tour campus research facilities focused on digital agriculture. 

Topics to be covered include:  

  • Using drones (UAVs) in row crops, including low-input, high-efficiency scouting 
  • Demonstrations of Purdue’s field phenotyping capabilities 
  • Improved management approaches for soybean and corn 
  • Introduction of GROW, a new web app for corn producers to monitor the physiological state of their cornfields 
  • Replacing the “dashboard notebook” with digital field records 
  • Real-time weed identification using unmanned aerial systems 
  • Connecting on-farm sensors through low-cost, low-energy systems 
  • Eco-intensification using recycled drainage water from wetlands 

Participants can take campus tours to visit Purdue faculty in their research spaces, including the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Building, Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences and the Ag Alumni Phenotyping Facility. 

For those interested in Private Pesticide Applicator (PARP) and Continuing Certification Hours in Category 1, 11, 14, and RT, Purdue Extension specialists will offer a one-hour workshop providing information on UAV demonstrations of pest scouting, soil nutrient monitoring, herbicide applications, benefits of precision ag applications of chemicals, and anhydrous ammonia safety. 

Registration is requested as lunch will be provided. Register at

Beck Agricultural Center is at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4550 US 52, West Lafayette, Indiana.

August 16, 2022 | Education | Comments Off on Purdue Digital Ag Showcase Sept 8

School is in Session! Time to Cut Back Corners

August 10, 2022 | Education and News | Comments Off on School is in Session! Time to Cut Back Corners

DIY Lawncare Signature Program

DIY Lawncare Series: Make your lawn the talk of the neighborhood with Purdue Extension’s DIY Lawncare program! Do you want to learn how to have a greener, healthier lawn? Join us for this series where you will receive the skills and knowledge on the turf management basics needed to lay the groundwork for creating, establishing, maintaining your lawn. 

Purdue Extension is pleased to be offering this virtual series of classes March 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm each day.  The cost is $10.  Register at Registration ends March 7th.  For more information contact Kelsey Holt at 574-967-3538 or email at

February 09, 2022 | Education and Resources | Comments Off on DIY Lawncare Signature Program

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