Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

 
Upcoming Events
Office Closed - July 4

Vermilon County Fair & Expo - July 6-10

Board of Directos - July 21

Farm Bureau Night with the Dans - July 22

VCFBF Barn Door Open - July 28

Georgetown Fair - August 6-13

Fall Ag Outlook Meeting - August 15


   


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"On the Farm"
Reports
 
Weekdays 6:50 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

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

Jun 29, 2016 01:00AM

Central Illinois bioreactor enters water quality spotlight

The project is part of a USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program and the first one installed on a commercial farm in Macon County.

Jun 29, 2016 01:00AM

Don't wait: contact local agent for crop damage

COUNTRY crop claims manager Brad Clow discusses last week's storms and how they will use UAVs to assess crop damage.

Jun 29, 2016 01:00AM

Hawaii counties to defend anti-GMO laws

County bans were ruled invalid by a federal judge, who said state law pre-empts county law on this issue.

Jun 29, 2016 01:00AM

Organic agriculture lobbies Cubans

Cubans ended large-scale farming practices after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Jun 29, 2016 01:00AM

Water temperature impacts herbicide performance

Purdue University Extension publication highlights the importance of mixing post-emergence herbicides with optimum water temperature.

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Farm Bureau Meets With State Senator Bennett
Members of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Legislative Committee met with State Senator Scott Bennett in Dennis Smith's farm shop recently. The main topic of discussion was the ongoing budget situation in Illinois. Those present talked about the impact the lack of funding was having on Soil & Water Conservation Districts, county fairs, FFA and ag education, and local governments. Sen. Bennett share some of the activities that had taken place, and that they will be back in session June 29. We appreciate the Senator taking time out of his schedule to meet with Vermilion County farmers.


Sign Up Now for Barn Door Open

The 12th Annual Barn Door Open will be held on Thursday, July 28. The fundraiser for Ag in the Classroom will again be held at Turtle Run Golf Club in Danville.
Registration for teams, hole sponsors, and other supporters is now available.

Download a registration form here






Be Aware of Farm Equipment on Roads
When the fields dry out, farmers will be back out in their fields to finish this spring's plating.
Farmers are working hard to get fields ready for planting. Their 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.




New Travel Discount Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau members can now save $50 per person on any tour offered by Collette Tours. Whether it's a bus trip through the Rockies or travel to England or Austrailia, Collette has a number of trips avaialble throughout the year.
Click here to check out this new member discount!



Farm Bureau Celebrates Ag Week

For the 17th straight year, Vermilion County Farm Bureau is celebrating National Agriculture Week with our Placemat project. 20,000 placemats were distributed to 28 restaurants across Vermilion County. This year's placemat talks about Farm and Food FAQ's. The items on the placemat talk about various food topics, and provides an answer to consumers questions. The placemat also has a QR code which allows you to go to the question and answer section of the watchusgrow.org website.
On Thursday, March 17, farmers will be bagging groceries at the three Danville area County Market grocery stores. It's a chance for shoppers to put a face to the people that grow their food. Farmers will be bagging groceries from 1:30 - 3:30 pm this Thursday.




Trivia Night a Huge Success
Over 140 people on 18 trivia teams had a great time at the 4th Annual Farm Bureau Trivia Night. The theme was "Escape to Key West" and many teams got into the spirit of the evening. A total of more than $5,100 was raised to help support the Ag in the Classroom program.
Thanks go out to our sponsors, especially to our title sponsors:  Illini FS and Vermilion County Country Financial Agents.
Click here to see pictures from 2016 Trivia Night

Mark you calendars for 2017 - February 25 - Mardi Gras theme!






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.

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