Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events
 
Nurse Practioner Scholarship Deadline - May 1

5K Grow & Go - May 9

Board of Directors - May 21

Memorial Day: Office Closed - May 25



11th Annual

Thursday, July 30 - Turtle Run
 
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"On the Farm"
Reports
 
Weekdays 6:45 am

Associate Members:
Boost Your Benefits with the A+ Program!

A+ program allows associate 'A' members to choose the level of activities and services they wish to use, A+ participants will receive: 
* local merchant discounts
* theme park tickets
* reduced prices on food orders, bus trips, plat books, bail bond cards

The cost of the A+ program
is just $10, in addition to your Farm Bureau dues.

Click here for details!


More Member-Only Discounts


FarmWeek Headlines

http://FarmWeekNow.com/newswire.aspx?c=1

Apr 26, 2015 01:00AM

Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation moving

The move from Macomb to Bloomington will take place in May.

Apr 26, 2015 01:00AM

Nelson names top IDOA staff

Apr 25, 2015 01:00AM

Cattle on feed numbers up slightly

Apr 24, 2015 01:00AM

Bird flu spreads to nearby states; IL poultry farm on 'red alert'

Two strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N2 and H5N8), also known as the bird flu, spread to states bordering Illinois in recent weeks.

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Stay Safe on Roads This Spring


Now that we're well into April, once the fields are dry enough for field work, farmers will be hitting it hard. They're equipment will be on the roads moving from field to field. Everyone needs to be alert to this farming activity and be safe on rural roadways.
And farmers need to make sure they use their warning lights and have a proper SMV emblem visible from the rear of their equipment.
Together we can make this a safe spring.




IAA Foundation To Host 5K Race

The IAA Foundation - Illinois Farm Bureau's charitable foundation - is hosting its annual 5K Grow and Go on Saturday, May 19. The events will be held at the Illinois Farm Bureau headquarters in Bloomington. The 5K race will start at 9:00 am, and will be preceeded by the Cock-a-Doodle Dash for kids 10 and under. Registration information is available at www.iaafoundation.org.


NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK

Placemats Hitting Restaurants

Nearly 19,000 placemats were in restaurants across Vermilion County March 15-21 as a salute to those in agriculture. The placemats provide information to diners about some of the latest issues in agriculture and food production.
We want to thank our sponsors of this, our 16th annual Ag Week placemat. Without their support, this project wouldn't be possible.



Thank you to everyone who came to "Jamaica My Weekend" Trivia Night 
Despite the snow outside, it was warm and friendly inside as 16 teams participated in our 3rd annual Trivia Night. We want to thank all the  participants and sponsors who helped us raise more than $4,500 for the Ag in the Classroom program.
Special Thanks to Illini FS, our title sponsor! 


New Plat Book Now Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new 2015 Plat Book is now on sale at the Farm Bureau office. The book features side-by-side maps of aerial photos and landowners for the unincorporated areas of Vermilion County. Pricing varies depending on your Farm Bureau membership classification. They can also be mailed out if payment is received in advance. Plat books make great Christmas presents for that hard-to-buy-for farmer or outdoorsman. Stop by the Farm Bureau office and get yours today.



New Program Benefits Members & Animal Shelter

Vermilion County Farm Bureau has a new member benefit that will cover the adoption fees for one cat or dog each month for the next year at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.   The fee waiver will be given to the first Associate ‘A+’ or Farming ‘M’ member requesting the offer each month.  That’s a savings of $75 to $125 on the adoption expenses, which includes having pets spayed or neutered, a health exam, first round of vaccinations, and first-year rabies shot and tag.

There is no expiration time during the month – it’s good until the first qualifying member uses the program.  

Pets available for adoption at the shelter changes every day.  Stop by and see all of the adorable cats and dogs.  The Vermilion County Animal Shelter is located at 14775 Catlin Tilton Road (across from the nursing home).  Adoption hours are Monday through Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 2nd/4th Saturdays – noon to 3:00 p.m.




Vermilion County Farm Bureau Discount with Toyota of Danville
Vermilion County Farm Bureau M members and A+ participants can now purchase a new Toyota vehicle from Toyota of Danville for just 2% over dealer invoice.
“We’re excited about this opportunity our members have to save money and work with a local dealer,” said Farm Bureau Executive Director Kerry Wienke. 
“In addition to the discount Farm Bureau M members and  A+ participants receive, T
oyota of Danville will make a $25 contribution to the Ag in the Classroom program for each new vehicle purchased,” said Mike Weidenburner, Business Development Manager with Toyota of Danville. 
The 2% over dealer invoice discount is good on all new Toyota models, but it is only available at Toyota of Danville, located at 2106 Georgetown Road in Tilton. 
For more information about this new discount, contact the Farm Bureau office at 217-442-8713.


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