Holiday Food Order Pickup is Thursday, December 12. A limited number of bags of nuts are still available for purchase.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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
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
Credit Card are now accepted for Membership Payments
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