Vermilion County Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau urges everyone to
Vote NO on the Progressive Tax!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Board of Directors Meeting - October 15
Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot - October 29
Election Day - November 3
Foundation Trustees Meeting - November 4
Deadline to order Holiday Foods - November 19
VCFB Annual Meeting - December 1
Wind/Solar Farm Info Zoom Meeting
- December 7
Simple safety steps for drivers:
• Find the lights on farm vehicles. The amber lights should be visible to the front and rear, and flashing as a warning to other motorists.
• Slow down as soon as you see a farm vehicle and the orange SMV emblem. Most farm equipment only travels 15 to 20 miles per hour, so it is crucial to slow down before it is too late.
• Harvest season typically runs from September through November. Drivers should expect to see farm vehicles on the road during this time.
Teachers Can Sign Up for Pollinator and Incubator Kits
Stickers to reminder farmers
and farm workers to be safe in and around grain bins are now available at the Vermilion County Farm Bureau office. These 12"x12" stickers can be place on grain bins near doors and ladders to remind workers about making sure it is safe to enter the bin. The stickers are free, but there is a limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by and get yours today.
Simple safety steps for farmers:
• Keep SMV signs, lights, and the body of farm vehicles clean. Also, depositing anything on the road that obstructs traffic is illegal and dangerous.
• Travel in farm vehicles at low traffic times when possible. Roads are typically busiest on weekdays when people are traveling to and from work.
• Continue to be observant. As always, be aware and attentive when driving. Distracted driving is just as dangerous in farm vehicles as it is in regular vehicles.
Grain Bin Safety
Environmental action is an organizational priority for Illinois Farm Bureau.
Since 2015, IFB has committed over $1.5 million to support implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss
Reduction Strategy (NLRS). The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is an example of how IFB and
county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship, funding projects that take innovative approaches to improving soil health and water quality. Due to COVID-19, in-person Nutrient Stewardship Field Days were not
possible. Instead, IFB worked to produce Virtual Field Days to
share the work of counties and their partners involved in the
IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant program. Each Virtual Field
Day video features a brief summary of the effort, video links to
speaker presentationsand a booklet of preliminary results.
Farm & Road Safety Tips
IFB Hosts Virtual Field Days
As harvest continues, farmers
are reminded that Illinois
Harvest Permits are available.
This allows you to carry ag
products up to 10% overweight.
You need to obtain a permit from each jurisdiction whose roads you'll be traveling on.
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