Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce our 2020 award winners presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting.

Call the Farm Bureau office at 217-442-8713 to register.

Ag in the


Teacher of the Year

Joan Dale



Mark served on the Board of Directors for 18 years (1999-2016), including twelve as an officer. He has been a strong member recruiter. Mark is a great supporter of Ag in the Classroom, and volunteers with his wife, Susie, on the joint project with Douglas Discovery Garden. He is also chairman of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation.

Distinguished Service





Vermilion County Farm Bureau Recognizes Award Winners

Winter Agribusiness Seminars

Continue in February

 Curt was active with the Young Leaders Committee, and has been on the Board of Directors since 2015. He has written farming articles for The Sidell Reporter for 12 years, helping the non-farm public know about issues impacting agriculture. He has also participated in the Leaders to Washington program.

Joan teaches 4th-6th grade Language Arts. She previously taught for 20 years in Danville District 118. She has utilized Ag in the Classroom for nearly all her 25 years of teaching in Danville. She came to Danville from the south Chicago suburbs 32 years ago, and admits she and her students alike have learned so much about farming and food through Ag in the Classroom.

COUNTRY and Illinois Farm Bureau staff has

one final live webinar to provide you updated

information and answer viewer questions in real-time. The session will cover crop/farm bill updates (Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial), legislative updates (Adam Nielsen, Illinois Farm Bureau) and provide a farm legacy planning overview (Joe Buhrmann, COUNTRY Financial). The final seminar will be:

Thursday, February 25 - 12:00 noon

To register for these seminars visit

In addition to the live webinar, there are also video links for topics like a market outlook, additional farm bill and crop insurance updates and crop claims review.

Credit Card accepted for Membership Payments


of the



Curt Elmore


Friday, April 9 -7:30 pm

Beef House Banquet Center


Theme: The Wild West


Click here to register a team or be a sponsor.

Teachers Can Sign Up for Pollinator and Incubator Kits

​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
  Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

Calendar of Events

   Board of Directors Meeting - February 18
   Market Outlook Seminar - February 23
   Agribusiness Webinar - February 25
   Rules for the Road Webinar - March 2 & 4

   Election Day - April 6
   Farm Bureau Trivia Night - April 9