Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events

ILFB Commodities Conference - July 29

Barn Door Open - July 30

Georgetown Fair - August 1-8

Meeting with Sen. Barickman - August 3

ILFB YL Discussion Meet - August 4

Peach Order Deadline - August 6

Illinois State Fair - August 13-23

Board of Directors - August 13

ILFB YL Agri-Quiz Bowl - August 18

District 12 Meeting - August 24




11th Annual

Thursday, July 30 - Turtle Run
 
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Listen to

"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

Jul 31, 2015 01:00AM

Better returns cultivate interest in variable rate seeding

Farmers know that no two fields are alike when it comes to yield potential.

Jul 31, 2015 01:00AM

It's a bug's life at unique southern Illinois ranch

Todd Goodman considers Timberline Fisheries, based in Marion, part of agriculture -- albeit a nontraditional part.

Jul 28, 2015 10:00AM

Ag production, economic, strategy issues on U of I Agronomy Day menu

University of Illinois Agronomy Day topics include crop production issues, ag economic projections and a statewide food-agriculture strategy

Jul 28, 2015 09:00AM

Illinois FSA submits 87 counties for disaster declaration

The 15 counties not submitted for disaster designation are a strip of east central Illinois counties that had "pretty good crops" or are located along the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Jul 28, 2015 01:00AM

Darn Hot Peppers hosting August twilight meeting

The Jimenez family began growing peppers 12 years ago and developed a successful business venture.

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Barn Door Open Next Week
The 11th annual Barn Door Open will be held Thursday, July 30 at Turtle Run Golf Club. This yearly fundraiser for the Ag in the Classroom program will have over 24 teams participating, raising more than $7,200 that will help Vermilion County children learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.
We thank all our sponsors for their support, especially our title sponsors: Farm Credit Services of Illinois and Illini FS.
Click here to see the list of sponsors for this year



Farm Bureau to Host Meeting with Sen. Barickman
Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman, who represents the northern half of Vermilion County, will be meeting with Farm Bureau members on Monday, August 3. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am at the Farm Bureau offices on U.S. 150 west of Danville. He will give us an update on the latest with the state budget, as well as discuss other legislative issues.



Orders Being Taken for Peaches
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is once again taking orders for fresh Southern Illinois peaches. Rendleman Orchards supplies fresh peaches in 25-pound boxes. The deadline to order peaches in Thursday, August 6. Delivery will be sometime mid- to late-August - those ordering will be notified of the delivery date once it is confirmed.
Click here to download an order form.



Save on Theme Park Tickets
Farm Bureau M and A+ members can save from $5.49 to more than $25 on adult theme park tickets this summer through Vermilion County Farm Bureau.
One-day tickets for Six Flags-St. Louis, Holiday World, and Kings Island are now available, and can be purchased with check or cash in our office. 
Save on your summer vacations - get your theme park tickets through Farm Bureau!

Click here for pricing details
 





Farmers' Market in Downtown Danville
The Downtown Danville Farmers' Market has kicked off the 2015 season. The markets are held Wednesday and Saturdays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on the west side of the Danville Public Library, corner of N. Vermilion and E. Seminary Streets in Danville. Many of the Saturdays will have events and entertainment available as well. Stop by during the summer and support our local growers.



 

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 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.

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