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Indiana Pork Report – Worker Shortage

Indiana Pork has released a report providng information and resources for Indiana Pork Labor Shortage. Download the report here:

February 08, 2024 | Education and Issues and Resources | Comments Off on Indiana Pork Report – Worker Shortage

Community Conversations – Agriculture – Feb 2

Dear Community Leader,

The Carroll County Community Foundation will be conducting community conversations (focus groups) across Carroll County over the next few months. These facilitated conversations with various community groups will determine our greatest aspirations, concerns, and opportunities for strengthening our community.

They will meet with approximately 12 diverse groups in Carroll County and would like to hear from representatives of the Agriculture Community in Carroll County.

A conversation is scheduled for 8:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Cornerstone Cafe (213 W Main St, Camden) with a biscuits and gravy breakfast provided by the Ag Association. Space is limited to 12 people.

CLICK HERE to RSVP today to share your voice!

Emily Hemersbach

Marketing & Communications Director

January 23, 2024 | Education and Issues and Resources | Comments Off on Community Conversations – Agriculture – Feb 2

Broadband – Pole Attachment Requirements

For your information: Below is the Application Guide to show clearances for aboveground power and broadband lines.

January 02, 2024 | Issues and News and Resources | Comments Off on Broadband – Pole Attachment Requirements

Carroll County Wind-Solar Ordinances

The Carroll County Commissioners are in the process of considering amended Wind Tower ordinances and new Solar Farm ordinances. They will continue the discussion at the December 18 Commissioner meeting at 9 AM in the Commissioner’s Room. The Commissioners held a public meeting earlier this month to get public comment on the proposed ordinances.

Download – Proposed Solar Ordinance

Download – Proposed Amendments to Wind Ordinance

Download – Summary

December 17, 2023 | Issues and News | Comments Off on Carroll County Wind-Solar Ordinances

School is back in session – Time to cut back corners!

August 14, 2021 | Education and Issues and News | Comments Off on School is back in session – Time to cut back corners!

PPP #1 and #2

See the flowchart below to walk through whether you might qualify for PPP #1, an increase in PPP #1, or PPP#2. Loan applications are being accepted NOW – contact your banker immediately to start the process.

NOTE: According to the December 23 Tax Act (CARES update), PPP income is NOT taxable, but expenses paid with PPP dollars are fully deductible.

For more detailed information about the items in the flowchart, check out the Farm CPA Blog: Farm PPP Loan Flowchart.

January 23, 2021 | Education and Issues and Resources | Comments Off on PPP #1 and #2

Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply

What is the National Secure Pork Supply Plan?
The national Secure Pork Supply (SPS) Continuity of Business Plan is an initiative that provides opportunities for pork producers to voluntarily prepare before a disease outbreak. This will better prepare swine operations that have no evidence of infection to move animals under a movement permit issued by regulatory officials and maintain business continuity during a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak. Producers are encouraged to visit www.securepork.org to read more about the National Secure Pork Supply Plan.

How to Participate in Indiana
To integrate the foundational elements of the national Secure Pork Supply plan into Indiana’s disease response framework, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages producer participation in Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply. As part of participation in Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply, the following items must be completed:

  • “Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply” Meeting
  • Premises ID Validation
  • Biosecurity Assessment & Training
  • Certified Sample Collector Training
  • Electronic Movement Permit Training

For more information – download and review the handouts

Sponsored by Indiana State Board of Animal Health

September 25, 2020 | Education and Issues and News | Comments Off on Securing Indiana’s Pork Supply

IFB – I Farm I Vote

The Carroll County Ag Association is giving away free I FARM I VOTE signs to any CCAA member. This year, we have a number of Local, State, and National offices which are contested, and the outcome of which will shape our economy and farm business.

It is extremely important to get out and VOTE in November.

Contact Miriam via Facebook or the Ag Association email to make arrangements to claim your sign. Limited number available – first come, first served.

September 14, 2020 | Issues and News | Comments Off on IFB – I Farm I Vote

Christmas Box Project

Now accepting donations of funds and hogs for processing as part of our annual Christmas Box Project. Each year, CCAA provides meat to the Carroll County organizations that provide Christmas assistance to families in need. In 2019, we collected 12 hogs and more than $1,300 (used to pay for processing meat).

If you would like to help, download the letter for more information about where to donate hogs or funds. Hogs accepted at Burlington Meats until December 12. Please send your donation by December 10, so we know how many hogs we can process.

For more information, call Sam Moffitt (number in the letter).

November 20, 2019 | Issues and Resources | Comments Off on Christmas Box Project

Communicating with Farmers Under Stress – Workshop

This Workshop is for Agriculture Professionals who work with farmers and their families.

Numerous factors may cause stress for farmers. Many farmers face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges and more. You may know farmers who struggle with stress, anxiety. depression, burnout, indecision or suicidal thoughts.


You want to help but maybe are not sure what to say or do. Or maybe you find yourself having to deliver difficult news to farmers. This workshop will help you recognize and respond when you suspect a farmer or farm family member might need help.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES ~ Participants will:

  • Build awareness around potentially stressful conditions affecting some farmers.
  • Learn stress triggers, identify signs of stress and review helpful techniques for responding.
  • Learn techniques for identifying, approaching and working with farmers who may not cope with stress effectively.
  • Learn where to go for additional help.

The workshop will be held on August 20th from
8:30am to 3:30pm at the Cass County
Fairgrounds. 2281 East 125 North,
Logansport, Indiana.
RSVP at 574-753-7750 or email Krista Pullen
at kristapullen@purdue.edu
Lunch Provided by Farm Credit Mid-America

For more information, download the flyer:


July 13, 2019 | Education and Issues | Comments Off on Communicating with Farmers Under Stress – Workshop

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