Holiday Food Order Pickup is Thursday, December 12. A limited number of bags of nuts are still available for purchase.


   IFB Annual Meeting - December 7-10

   Young Leaders Committee - December 10
   USDA Farm Program Information Meetings - Dec 11-12

   Holiday Foods Available - December 12
   Board of Directors - December 19

   Office Closed for Christmas - December 24-25

   Office Closed at Noon - December 31

   Office Closed for New Year's Day - January 1
   Illini Farm Toy Show - January 3-4

   AFBF Annual Meeting - January 17-22


Nearly 140 member and guests attended the Vermilion County Farm Bureau's 101st annual meeting on December 3.

During the meeting, directors Brian Blackford, Steve Huls, Ted Olson, Mark Shepherd and Jason Smith were re-elected to the Farm Bureau board.

Chris Jaruseski was honored as

the Ag in the Classroom

Teacher of the Year. She's a

kindergarten teacher at Mark

Denman Elementary in Danville.

With her is Ag Literacy Coordi-

nator Thea Gernand (right).

The Spokesperson of the Year award was presented to Lynn Rohrscheib. She's been involved in Farm Bureau since she was 19, and just completed being chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association. She's shown with VCFB President Dennis Smith (left) and Executive Director Kerry Wienke.

Morris Chesnut was honored with the Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of the many years of service he's given to Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

Our guest speaker was Rob Sharkey, known in digital circles as The Shark Farmer. Rob's a fifth-generation farmer

in Bradford, IL, and he talked about his podcasting and SiriusXM radio program. He urged everyone at the meeting to get active on social media and share their farming story. He also noted that it's easier to tell agriculture's story if we listen to those that have concerns or don't understand what we do.

Vermilion County Farm Bureau and USDA-FSA Vermilion County office are offering three information meetings regarding farm

program signup.
There are some program

changes as a result of

the 2018 Farm Bill.

FSA's Tony Augustine will

review both the county

and individual ARC as well as PLC options.

The meetings will be held in

the Farm Bureau Auditorium the following times:

Wednesday, December 11 - 8:00 am & 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 12 - 1:00 pm

USDA Farm Program Sign-up Info Meetings Set

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

Credit Card are now accepted for Membership Payments

Farm Bureau Holds 101st Annual Meeting

Chris Jaruseski with Thea Gernand