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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!


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FarmWeek Headlines

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Jul 28, 2014 01:00AM

IDNR's deer season alterations reflect deer population changes

Late-winter anterless-only dear season ends in 20 counties.

Jul 28, 2014 01:00AM

Indy International wine competition returns to Purdue

The Indy International Wine Competition will honor the top wines throughout the state on the Purdue University campus July 30 - Aug. 1.

Jul 28, 2014 01:00AM

Irrigation systems pump additional revenue streams onto southern Illinois farm

Irrigation systems have been relied on for many years, but haven't proved vital with this wet year.

Jul 28, 2014 01:00AM

New IFB brochure answers consumers' GMO questions

ILFB has produced brochures to help answer consumer questions on GMO's.

Jul 27, 2014 01:00AM

Arians, Mays selected as finalists for YL Excellence Award

Young Leader Excellence Award finalists announced.

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Grain Bin Safety Demonstration Scheduled
Grain harvest is a busy time of the year. But don't take grain bin safety for granted. Vermilion County Farm Bureau Young Leaders is hosting a Grain Bin Safety Demonstration on Thursday, August 7. It will be held at 4:30 pm at the Georgetown Fair, near the DL VanBuskirk Livestock Arena.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute will give a demonstration of what can happen when you get stuck in a grain bin. They'll also talk about safety harnesses in bins, and why they're an important tool for those entering a bin.


Now Taking Orders for Fresh Peaches
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is now taking orders for fresh Southern Illinois peaches. Rendleman Orchards crop survived the harsh winter and spring frost, and will have peaches available for delivery to Vermilion County. The order deadline is Monday, August 4. Peaches will be available for pickup at the Farm Bureau office in mid- to late-August -- we'll notify those ordering of the exact pickup date once the peaches are ripe.
Click here for an order form.


Vermilion County Native Working for Illinois Farm Bureau
Danielle Brown, from Bismarck, has been hired as a County Farm Bureau Manager Trainee with the Illinois Farm Bureau. A recent graduate from the University of Illinois, she joins the IFB Family with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Leadership Education. Her previous work experience includes WYXY Classic 99.1 Radio Station; Illinois Corn Growers Association; and University of Illinois Extension. In college Danielle was active in Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Agricultural Education Club, and CFFA, and served as a founding officer of Collegiate Farm Bureau of the U of I. She is also the reigning Georgetown Fair Queen. We wish Danielle all the best as she embarks on a career in Farm Bureau.


Watch for Farm Equipment on Area Roadways
Farming can be a dangerous occupation. Sometimes that danger involves other motorists that aren't paying attention. In Illinois, there were more than 200 roadway collisions involving farm equipment and other motorists last year. In Vermilion County, there have been at least four accidents involving vehicles running into farm equipment.
The Young Leaders Committee, with the help of the Vermilion County Highway Department, have place some Farm Country-Stay Alert signs on various county highways. Jason Smith, of Georgetown, is shown placing a sign along the highway coming out of Westville. The signs were sponsored by a grant from Illinois Farm Bureau and County Financial.
Motorists should be cautious when approaching equipment on the roads. When passing on the left, make sure that the farm driver is not slowing down to turn left into a field, township road or farm driveway. 
If everyone's patient and slows down around farm equipment, we'll all have a safe spring farming season.

New 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.



 
Cards-Cubs Bus Trip
July 26

10th annual Barn Door Open
July 31

Young Leaders Fun Night
August 2

Georgetown Fair
August 2-9

Deadline to Order Peaches
August 4

Grain Bin Safety Demonstration
August 7

Illinois State Fair
August 7-17

Pre-Harvest Elevator Meeting
August 13

Board of Directors
August 21

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