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Applications will be available on Thursday, Dec. 6 for the 2012 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.
Applications must be returned to the Carroll County Extension Office Dec. 6-20. We cannot accept applications before or after these dates.
A Farm Serial Number is required information for the application, and it is strongly recommended you contact the Farm Service Agency at (502) 732-6931 to receive or confirm that number. Only the FSA can provide your Farm Serial Number.
The CAIP is a cost-share program that originates from the 1998 Master Tobacco Settlement and provides funding for the following agricultural categories:
Agricultural diversification.Includes, but is not limited to, commercial horticulture production, honeybees, rabbit, aquaculture, equine, agritourism development, commercial kitchen construction, sod production, timber, and marketing.
Cattle genetics improvement.Includes bull purchase/lease, semen purchase, artificial insemination, and heifer purchase for both beef and dairy.
Cattle handling.Includes the building materials for beef/dairy cattle handling facilities, beef bulls, weaning calves, and on-farm composting.
Commercial poultry, dairy and swine. Includes cost-share items specific for poultry, dairy, and swine diversification.
Farm fencing improvement. Includes items for perimeter and interior fencing.
Farm structure and commodity handling. Includes hay/straw storage, forage equipment, and commodity storage.
Farmland improvement and utilization.Includes seed, lime, filter fabric pads for heavy use areas, and field drainage. Fertilizer is NOT an eligible item.
Goat and sheep diversification.Includes handling facilities, buck/ram purchase, semen purchase, and breeding female purchase.
On-farm energy efficiency and production.Includes a range of energy efficient equipment, upgrades, and projects.
On-farm water enhancement.Includes farm pond establishment/repair, automatic waterers, etc.
Technology and leadership development.Includes equipment related to precision agriculture (GPS items), animal data management, record management software, internet service and leadership development.
The program will reimburse the producer 75 perent of his/her eligible cost-share expenditures and the producer will be responsible for 25 percent of his/her eligible cost-share expenditures.
The maximum producer limit is $2000.
After the Dec. 20 deadline to turn in applications, applications will be scored. Following scoring, those producers who are approved to receive funding will be notified of their approval through a letter sent out by the Program Administrator.
For those producers approved, the deadline to turn in receipts is October 1, 2013. However, receipts can be back-dated to May 7, 2012, meaning that producers can turn in eligible cost-share items for reimbursement that date back to May 7, 2012.
For information, contact Christin Herbst at the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.
Dates of interest
Dec. 5:Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc. meeting, 6 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.
Dec. 5: Carroll County Agricultural Development Council meeting, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.
Dec. 11: Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service’s Legislative Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Carroll County Extension Office. Please RSVP to the Extension Office if attending.
Dec. 18:Master Stocker Program, Session eight of eight, 6:30 p.m., Grant County Extension Office.
Christin Herbst is the Carroll County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to Christin.Herbst@uky.edu.