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Carrroll- Joseph A.


Source: 4-H File, Crawfordsville District Public Library probably Crawfordsville Journal Review 1-6-1964

Joseph A. Carroll, Montgomery County Agricultural Extension agent has been selected by Indiana Cooperative Extension Service to conduct four specialized winter schools on the subject: Developig a Better Fertilization Program.  Dr. HG Diesslin, director of the service stated that such ... from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1930.  Entering Purdue University School of Agriculture, he was graduated there in 1934.  Seven years later, in 1941, he was awarded his master's degree in agricultural economics at Purdue.

Mr. Carroll was married in 1934 to Miss Frances Woody, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl WOody of Darlington.  Her father is deceased but but her mother is still a resident of Darlington.  Mr. and Mrs. Carroll are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jarrett, now the wife of Philip Jarrett and residing in Richmond, Ind.  She is a graduate of Earlham College and served for some time as a nurse in the Reed Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

Following his graduation from Purdue, Mr. Carroll's first employment was in the school at Tangier, where for two years he was an agricultural teacher.  He then returned to Purdue University where he was a graduate student for one year.  Completing his graduate studies at Purdue, he became a teacher in the school at Chalmers, where he taught for seven years.  Mr. Carroll's service as a school teacher was concluded there when he was named the agricultural agent for Jasper County and served for 13 years.  During his service in Jasper County he resided in Rensselaer.
In April 1959, Mr. Carroll was offered the position of cooperative agent in Montgomery County and he and Mrs. Carroll beame residents of Crawfordsville.  They live at 704 Parke Ave.  They beame members of the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Carroll also has had membership in several organizations at Purdue - member of Kappa Delta Pi Honorary educational fraternity and also Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honorary fraternal organization.  He was also a member of Purdue  in Ceres, an honor club for agronomy students.  Mr. Carroll is also a member of Epsilon SIgma Phi, an honorary organization for county extension workers, in which he has held membership for the past five years.  During his residence at Chalmers ? Mr .Carroll served as president of the White County Teachers Association for two years.  While he lived in Rensselaer, Mr. Carroll belonged to the Rotary Club and during the years of 1955-56 he served as the .. president.  Since early in his residence in Crawfordsville he has been a member of the Rotary Club here.  Mr. Carroll has been Montgomery County EA since 1959.  He is a graduate of PU with a BS degree and an MS Degree.  The four winter schools will be held in Miami County Jan 7; Owen Jan 28; Hancock Feb t and Marion Feb 12. - kb  
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