Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events
 
Memorial Day: Office Closed - May 25

Young Leaders Committee - June 2

Foundation Trustees - June 17

Board of Directors - June 18

Vermilion County Fair - June 23-27



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

May 22, 2015 10:00AM

Illinois Beef Association Update

RFD Radio's Rita Frazier talked with Illinois Beef Association Executive Vice-President Reid Blossom about the latest happenings with IBA.

May 22, 2015 08:30AM

Stripe rust, armyworms invade portions of wheat crop

Many wheat growers took a proactive approach to pest and disease management this year. And it appears those efforts could pay off. We have audio with Larry Cooper of Crop Vision Consulting in Albion.

May 22, 2015 01:00AM

Memorial Day holiday trading hours

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend. USDA will issue livestock reports earlier than normal on Friday.

May 21, 2015 01:00PM

Senate approves key vote for TPA

May 21, 2015 11:45AM

Southern Illinois wheat tour underway

FarmWeekNow's Dan Grant has a mid-morning update on the Southern Illinois Wheat Tour, sponsored by the Illinois Wheat Association.

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Farmers' Market Starts May 23.
The Downtown Danville Farmers' Market will kick of the 2015 season on Saturday, May 23. 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.



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
 


Stay Safe on Roads This Spring
With the good weather, corn planting is progressing across Vermilion County and Illinois. 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.


NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK

Placemats in 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.

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