Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting Ticket Deadline - November 25

OFFICE CLOSED - Thanksgiving - Nov. 26-27

VCFB Annual Meeting - December 1

IFB Annual Meeting - December 5-8

Crop Insurance Info Meeting - December 11

Deadline to turn in Independent Map Petitions - December 11

Board of Directors - December 17


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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!

More Member-Only Discounts

FarmWeek Headlines

Nov 25, 2015 12:00PM

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015 01:00AM

New IL Corn President

Jeff Jarboe, who farms in Ford-Iroquois counties, was elected as the new president of Illinois Corn Growers Association.

Nov 25, 2015 01:00AM

Sherrick: IL farmland prices drop, but not like the 1980s

U of I ag economist Bruce Sherrick discussed the farmland market Tuesday during the WILL Farm Assets Conference in Normal.

Nov 24, 2015 01:00AM

Farm economics topic of summits

Farmers can attend one of five Illinois Farm Economics Summits presented next month by the University of Illinois Extension farmdoc team.

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Vermilion County Farm Bureau
offices will be closed
Thursday and Friday, November 26-27.
We wish everyone
a very Happy Thanksgiving!

County Annual Meeting Coming December 1
Vermilion County Farm Bureau's 97th Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1. The meeting will be at the Beef House Banquet Center, with the doors opening at 6:00 pm (IL time).
The evening will begin with the Foundation's Silent Auction. There will be items to bid on, as well as a basket raffle. We'll also have a country store with select items you can get for Christmas.
Following the meal (which begins at 6:30 pm) and business meeting, our guest speaker will be Holly Spangler, editor of the Prairie Farmer magazine. She's covered agriculture in Illinois for more than 13 years, and will share her experiences with us.
Tickets are $10 for M members, $15 for A+ members, and $20 for A members. Tickets can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office, and the deadline is Wednesday, November 25.

Crop Insurance Workshop December 11
Vermilion County Farm Bureau and several Country Financial agents in Vermilion County are hosting a Crop Insurance Workshop on Friday, December 11. Doug Yoder, Crop Agency Manager, will review crop insurance options performance and forecast. There will also be a session on using Precision Ag with federal Crop insurance, and precision planting. The program will begin at 9:00 am in the Farm Bureau Auditorium, with donuts available at 8:30.

Holiday Foods Will Be Delivered December 14.
Pickup day for the Holiday Foods ordered through Vermilion County Farm Bureau will be Monday, December 14. A limited number of extra fresh Florida citrus and nuts are available. Give the Farm Bureau office a call at 217-442-8713 to see what we still have available.

Farm Bureau Joins Independent Map Petition Drive

Illinois Farm Bureau has joined the Independent Map Amendment coalition, which seeks to put a proposal to amment the Illinois Constitution before voters.
The proposal would create an 11-member independent redistricting commission to draw legislative districts for General Assembly members every 10 years. The coalition is working to collect 600,000 signatures to get the question on the November 8, 2016 ballot.
Petitions are available at the Farm Bureau office, 1905-C U.S. Route 150, Danville.

Vermilion County Hosts AITC Bike Ride
The 20th - and last - IAITC Bike Ride for Ag in the Classroom came through Vermilion County on Tuesday, September 8. The group of 36 riders left Champaign early in the morning. After traveling through Kickapoo State Park, then coming into Danville from Hungry Hollow Road, the bikers made school stops at Garfield, Schalrman Academy and First Baptist Christian School. They did a skit talking about the impact agriculture has in our lives every day.
The group then stopped for lunch in Temple Plaza, where they were welcomed by Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer. Following a police escort down Gilbert Street, another school stop was made at Southwest School before the group headed to Catlin and back to Champaign.
This is the third time the IAITC Bike Ride has come through Vermilion County. We thank them for including Vermilion County in this final ride.

AITC Open House Held
Over 50 educators and parents attending the annual Ag in the Classroom Open House on Wednesday, September 2. Teachers looked at all the materials available to them for the school year. They also signed up for classroom presentations on topics like popcorn, worms, honeybees and growing a seed bomb.

Barn Door Open A Success
The 11th annual Barn Door Open was a great success on Thursday, July 30 at Turtle Run Golf Club. This yearly fundraiser for the Ag in the Classroom program had 21 teams participate this year. We anticipate raising close to $7,200 again this year. The proceeds will help Vermilion County children learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.
We thank all our sponsors for their support, especially our title sponsors: Farm Credit Illinois and Illini FS.
Click here to see the list of sponsors for this year



Plat Book Are 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 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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