Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
Amber Tutwiler, a kindergarten teacher at Edison Elementary School in Danville was selected as this year's Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. She has taught in Danville since 1998, the last ten at Edison. She regularly utilizes Ag in the Classroom, from presentations to ag kits. She also hatches eggs in her class every years and loves seeing the kids' excitement as the chicks emerge.
Shown in picture are (l to r): Ag Literacy Coordinator Missy Buhr, Amber Tutwiler and Edison Principal Betsy Porter.
Farm Bureau Holds Annual Meeting, Presents Awards, Elects Directors
The 103rd Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting was held on November 30. A crowd of just more than 100 were in attendance.
Dennis Smith presided over the meet-
ing and conducted the business, which
included the election of directors.
Re-elected to the board were B.J. DeAth,
Milton Dalenberg and Tyler Turner.
New directors elected were (shown at
left) Tyler Johnson and Greg Learnard.
They are replacing Allen Rutan and
Trenton Seaman who have completed
their nine-year tenure on the board.
Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award
At the Annual Meeting, John Maudlin was selected as the Distinguished Service Award winner. His connect with Farm Bureau goes back to high school when he won an essay contest on 'Why My Dad Belongs to Farm Bureau.' Though never serving on the Farm Bureau Board, he has been an active and loyal member since 1957. He has served on the Legislative Commitee and participated in many events over those 70 years. He has been a support of the Foundation and youth education programs, and has served on the Vermilion County SWCD Board for 47 years.
New Plat Books Now Available
The 2022 Vermilion County Plat
Books are now available at the Farm
Bureau office, located at 1905-C U.S.
Route 150, Danville. Office hours are
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
The books feature a map of land-
owners outside the incorporated
areas of the county, as well as a
satellite map on the facing page.
The books are $40 each, with dis-
counts available for Farm Bureau
members. Cash or checks are
accepted for payment.
They'd make a great Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for farmer or outdoorsman.
Spokesperson of the Year Award
Also recognized was Phyllis Parks with the Spokesperon of the Year Award. Phyllis has been a part of agriculture nearly her entire life. From keeping books for their family's livestock and sale barn business to being a partner in an firm that specialized in farm accounting.
This lead to her second career as farm broadcaster at WITY - her 'fun' job. She share's agriculture's story with her audience, from 4-Hers at county fairs to farm leaders at the Farm Progress Show.
Farm Bureau members
are urged to post signs
on their property to
promote the IL Farm
Bureau $1,000 Crime Reward Program. It offers a $1,000 to the person that gives information leading to the felony conviction of a person or persons committing theft, damage to property, arson or similar felony crimes against ag production-related property in Illinois. The signs are available at the Farm Bureau office. The first sign is free, with additional signs available for cost ($2.50). There are also stickers available that the be placed on
your property as a deterrent to rural crime.
Executive Director Kerry Wienke (l) with Spokesperson of the Year Phyllis Parks, Distinguished Service Award winner John Maudlin and President Dennis Smith.
Calendar of Events
Young Leaders Committee - December 7
Holiday Food Pickup Day - December 9
Board of Directors Meeting - December 16
Office Closed for Christmas - December 24
Office Closed for New Year - December 31
Credit Card accepted for Membership Payments
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