Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events
 
IFB & Affiliates Youth Conference - March 30-31

Office Closed: Good Friday - April 3

Ag Day at DACC - April 9

Board of Directors - April 16




Thank you to all who bought a chance to win this rifle!

All 300 tickets for the Henry 22 American Farmer Tribute Rifle were sold. 
Congratulations to Bryan Darr of Fairmount on winning this rifle.
 
 


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

Mar 28, 2015 01:00AM

Soybean survey underway at U of I

Mar 27, 2015 03:30PM

Inventory buildup, lower prices could slow hog expansion

Hog numbers were up 7% from year ago levels.

Mar 27, 2015 11:00AM

IDOA adds $14.6 million to fill state budget hole

The Illinois Department of Agriculture's (IDOA) share of the current state budget solution totals $14.6 million, according to IDOA officials. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure shortly after it passed Thursday.

Mar 27, 2015 10:45AM

USDA extends ARC/PLC signup another week

USDA gives farmers another week to signup for farm programs this year.

Mar 27, 2015 01:00AM

Agronomist: Farmers should maximize yield potential

Matt Foes, regional agronomy manager for 360 Yield Center, urges farmers to focus on maximizing yield potential rather than slashing inputs in response to tighter margins.

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NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK

Placemats Hitting Restaurants

Nearly 19,000 placemats will be in restaurants across Vermilion County this week 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.

Farmers Bagging Groceries This Wednesday

Vermilion County Farm Bureau members will be bagging groceries this Wednesday, March 18, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at all three County Market stores in Danville and Tilton.
This event is a chance for your to meet some local farmers and ask questions about what is happening on local farms.
We hope to see you this Wednesday, March 18.







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! 



National FFA Week
Vermilion County Farm Bureau saluted our six FFA chapters during National FFA Week, February 21-28.
FFA Week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, Vermilion County FFA chapters will host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct "Ag Olympics" competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, interact with grade school kids with animal exhibits, and volunteer for community service projects. The first FFA Week was held in 1948, and runs from Saturday to Saturday the week of George Washington’s birthday - February 22.



New President for Vermilion County Farm Bureau

Vermilion County Farm Bureau has a new president. Dennis Smith (right in the picture), a farmer from Ridge Farm, is the 19th president of the organization. He replaces David Sadler, who served the maximum eight years allowed.
Smith is joined on the Executive Committe by (left to right): Bruce Darr, Fairmount, Secretary; Mark Wilalrd, Rossville, Vice President; and Alan Chesnut, Ridge Farm, Treasurer.

 
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.




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.


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