Paul Marcellino ; Carroll County native is new Extension agent

Article By Debbie Lowe


The search for the right person to replace retired Carroll County Extension Agent Steve Nichols produced a highly qualified individual who is a Carroll Countian through and through.


Paul Marcellino was born in 1954 and raised in Carroll County. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1972, married the former Terri Barber, also a graduate of Carroll High School, worked on his father’s farm in Washington Township and for a local private farming operation. All three of his adult d a u g h t e r g r a d u a t e d from Carroll High School.


Marcellino received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University in 1975 and achieved a Master’s Degree in ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University last December.


"I have been involved with agriculture throughout my life," Marcellino said in a Jan. 5 Comet interview. "I started out like most farm children with the farm chores and the 4-H activities. Those activities carried my interest in agriculture though my adult career."


Marcellino said Carroll County is "one of the most progressive farm communities in the state."


"Our county is one of the first to get their crops in and harvested," he said. "The farmers here are very professional and very business-like in their farming. They use advanced techniques and marketing skills."


Marcellino explained the county extension agent educates farmers about trends and developments in the industry. He said that person also serves as an advocate for farmers.


Marcellino encouraged farmers and other community members to contact him at the county extension office by telephone at (765) 564-3169, email at or visit his office, located south of Delphi in the Farm Services Administration building on US421.


"I feel privileged to continue to be part of this community," he explained. "It will be exciting to work with the great people of Carroll County as we look ahead to the new challenges that we will face in the upcoming year. I am glad to be here!" he concluded.





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