Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors - October 20

Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 6

Election Day: GO VOTE! - November 8

OFFICE CLOSED: Veterans' Day - November 11

Deadline to order Holiday Foods - November 16

Board of Directors - November 17

Deadline to purchase Annual Meeting Tickets
     - November 23

IFB Delegates' Meeting - November 28

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
     - November 29

IL Farm Bureau Annual Meeting - December 3-6

Holiday Foods Pickup Day - December 12

Crop Insurance Management Seminar
     - December 14


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"On the Farm"
Weekdays 6:50 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

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

Oct 22, 2016 01:00AM

Best of this week's IFB Leader Page

Get a quick recap of the week's biggest news with the e-book version of Illinois Farm Bureau's Leader Page.

Oct 22, 2016 01:00AM

QUICK TAKES: Chicago students eye agriculture up close

Informational session on farmland leasing at SIU-C

Oct 21, 2016 08:50AM

Bringing the greenhouse into the classroom

Manito FFA member teaches third graders about growing food.

Oct 20, 2016 09:25AM

'I still have my blue jacket'

Illinois country music stars The Henningsens play for National FFA Organization.

Oct 20, 2016 09:10AM

Apply for IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grants by Oct. 31

$100,000 available to county Farm Bureaus for conservation projects.

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Now Taking Holiday Foods Orders
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is once again taking orders for our Holiday Food Sales. Due to a tree disease in Florida, this year we will have California navel oranges and grapefruit from Texas (tangeloes will not be available this year). We'll also have our nuts and candies, local honey from Long Lane Farms, and holiday hams from Leidings Meats. Orders are due by Wednesday, November 16, and items will be available for pickup at the Farm Bureau office on Monday, December 12.
Click here to download a Holiday Foods Order Form

Options To Vote in Election
While the election is coming up on Tuesday, November 8, there are a lot of ways you can vote prior to then.
Of course, you can go to your local precinct on November 8 and cast your ballot. You can also early vote in person at the Vermilion County Courthouse Annex now through November 7. Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am - 12:00 noon on Saturdays.
You can also request Ballot by mail using the links below. This request must be processed by Thursday, November 3, and the ballot must be postmarked by November 8.

Click here to request a Ballot by Mail in Vermilion County (outside Danville)

Click here to request a Ballot by Mail in Danville

#4HGrown is Theme of National 4-H Week

Vermilion County Farm Bureau salutes all the 4-H members, families and leaders during National 4-H Week. Over 200 kids from across Vermilion County are part of 4-H. They complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors. They are encouraged to take on proactive leadership rolls.
For more information about 4-H in Vermilion County, contact the Extension Office at 217-442-8615.

Farm Safety Not Just for One Week
Although National Farm Safety & Health Week is now past, the message of the week should carry all through harvest. theme: Farm Safety… a Legacy to be Proud of.” Vermilion County Farm Bureau is joining the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety to bring the subject to light.

This year's theme -- "Farm Safety... a Legacy to be Proud Of" --  serves as a reminder that it’s up to us to teach our children and grandchildren to use good safety sense on the farm. From generation to generation, farmers learn from those who have gone before them.

In 2015, we had the lowest number of farm deaths in Illinois than we have had for some time, with 11. Our average for the past 20 years has been about 31 deaths per year. There were also no farm-related grain bin deaths. Farmers should give themselves a pat on the back, and continue to do what they are doing in taking farm safety seriously. This is proof it is making a difference.

Don’t leave farm safety to chance. Teaching by example is the safest way to work.

Harvest In Full Swing

Combines are rolling across Vermilion County bringing in one of the largest crops in history. So it will take a long time, and farm equipment will be on roads through most of the fall. Everyone needs to be alert on rural roads this fall, and keep safety at the front of your mind.

Willard Named State Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Susie Willard, Vermilion County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She was recently named the K-8 Teacher of the Year by the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Nominated by Vermilion County Soil & Water Conservation District, Susie was recognized for her unparralled record of visiting 626 classrooms this past school year, giving these lessons to more than 13,300 students.
Utilizing her 30-plus years of teaching experience, she brings her own knowledge of being on a farm to the children to help them learn about working with nature and bringing food to our tables.
Her enthusiasm for the topic and her natural ability to share that message with the number of students reached made Susie Willard an excellent choice for the state conservation K-8 Teacher of the Year
She's shown above with Mitchell Killough (l) and Bob Mathis with SWCD. Mathis was also recognized for 35 years of service as a SWCD director.

Farm Bureau Host Dans for Farm Visit
Vermilion County Farm Bureau hosted the Danville Dans for a visit to a farm recently. The group talking about farming in Illinois, and what is involved in raising food. They players - from colleges all over the country - got to climb into a tractor and combine to get a feel for the size of the equipment. The group also interacted over a cookout supper.

New Travel Discount Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau members can now save $50 per person on any tour offered by Collette Tours. Whether it's a bus trip through the Rockies or travel to England or Austrailia, Collette has a number of trips avaialble throughout the year.
Click here to check out this new member discount!

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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