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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

Aug 21, 2014 01:00AM

New Lincoln College transfer plan unveiled

This is the first time the College of ACES has signed such an agreement with a private college.

Aug 20, 2014 09:00AM

FarmWeek for August 18

Here is your August 18 edition of FarmWeek via

Aug 20, 2014 01:00AM

Better than average corn/soybean yields in Nebraska & Indiana

Day 2 results from the Pro Farmer Crop Tour find excellent yields higher than USDA's forecast.

Aug 19, 2014 10:20AM

Pro Farmer sees good conditions for both corn and soybeans.

The eastern leg of the Pro Farmer tour is expected to stop overnight in Bloomington.

Aug 19, 2014 01:00AM

Agriculture could be biggest user of UAV technology

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could revolutionize the industry within a decade, according to Michael Toscano, president/CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

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Peaches Arrive Monday
Farm Bureau members and others that ordered fresh Southern Illinois peaches can pick them up at the Farm Bureau office from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm this Monday, August 18. If you didn't get any peaches ordered, we still have a few available. Contact the Farm Bureau office at 217-442-8713 to reserve yours today.

Elevator Managers Discuss Harvest Procedures
Elevator managers from across Vermilion County say they are ready for the anticipated record harvest. The Farm Bureau Marketing Committee hosted a Pre-Harvest Elevator Information Meeting on August 13. The participating managers included: Burt Etchison, Stewart Grain, Bismarck; Rich Thomas, Premier Cooperative, Jamaica; David Dolan, Bunge, Homer; and Brandon Smith, JBS United, Rossville. The managers talked about their storage capacity, expected delivery routines, and other marketing factors leading into the 2014 harvest.

Vermilion County Native Now Lawrence County Farm Bureau Manager
Danielle Brown, from Bismarck, has been hired as the manager of Lawrence County Farm Bureau. A recent graduate from the University of Illinois, she joins the Farm Bureau family with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Leadership Education. Her previous work experience includes WYXY Classic 99.1 Radio Station; Illinois Corn Growers Association; and University of Illinois Extension. In college Danielle was active in Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Agricultural Education Club, and CFFA, and served as a founding officer of Collegiate Farm Bureau of the U of I. She is also the reigning Georgetown Fair Queen. We wish Danielle all the best as she embarks on a career in Farm Bureau.

Watch for Farm Equipment on Area Roadways
Farming can be a dangerous occupation. Sometimes that danger involves other motorists that aren't paying attention. In Illinois, there were more than 200 roadway collisions involving farm equipment and other motorists last year. In Vermilion County, there have been at least four accidents involving vehicles running into farm equipment.
The Young Leaders Committee, with the help of the Vermilion County Highway Department, have place some Farm Country-Stay Alert signs on various county highways. Jason Smith, of Georgetown, is shown placing a sign along the highway coming out of Westville. The signs were sponsored by a grant from Illinois Farm Bureau and County Financial.
Motorists should be cautious when approaching equipment on the roads. When passing on the left, make sure that the farm driver is not slowing down to turn left into a field, township road or farm driveway. 
If everyone's patient and slows down around farm equipment, we'll all have a safe spring farming season.

New 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.

Illinois State Fair
August 7-17

Fresh Peaches Pick-up Day
August 18

Board of Directors
August 21

IFB Young Leaders Discussion Meet
August 26

Farm Progress Show - in Iowa
August 26-28

Labor Day - Office Closed
September 1

Ag In The Classroom Open House
September 3-4

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