Daniels expressed his admiration for the former Clay County Sheriff -- who currently serves the state as Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director -- Wednesday during a visit to the Double 'N Diner.
"Rob has been tremendous," Daniels said of the Clay County native. "He's proven to be a pretty good business man. In a way, he's running a business."
Daniels was on a state tour Wednesday promoting a new state budget. Following his stop in Brazil, he traveled to Terre Haute before making visits to Evansville, Paoli, Corydon and New Albany.
Daniels said he had scheduled visits to New Albany, Madison and Lawrenceburg on the docket for Thursday.
Carter was elected as Clay County Sheriff twice before being appointed by Daniels to serve as head of the law enforcement division of DNR. In December 2006, Carter was selected to serve as DNR Director.
On Wednesday, Daniels said he was pleased with how Carter had conducted the Youth Hoosier Conservation Corps.
The organization is a program for young Hoosiers looking for an opportunity to improve their community while enjoying the outdoors.
According to www.in.gov/yhcc, participants in the group would work with the DNR to "beautify Indiana's state parks, forests, reservoirs, nature preserves, wildlife and recreation areas and historic sites."
"They're good workers," Daniels said of the participants who have selected to work in the program. "The kids told me they liked it. We've got a useful winner there."
According to the program's website, plans are in place to create 113 miles of new trails, rehabilitate more than 1,100 miles of existing trails and restore 2,600 acres of natural habitat.