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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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Apr 23, 2014 12:00PM

Unsettled weather expected across Illinois this weekend

Heavy rains may stall corn planting efforts later this week.

Apr 23, 2014 01:00AM

Corn planting 70% finished around Springfield-Jacksonville

John Allen with Brandt Fertilizer in Springfield says many farmers in his area and to the west of Springfield are nearly completed with corn planting.

Apr 23, 2014 01:00AM

FarmWeek for April 21

Here is your April 21 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com

Apr 23, 2014 01:00AM

Theme for 2014 Illinois State Fair announced

The theme of the 2014 Illinois State Fair is "Making Memories." State Fair Manager Amy Bleifnick highlights some of the changes at this year's fair.

Apr 22, 2014 03:30PM

CME Group establishes new variable limits for grains

The new variable price limits go into effect May 1. Soybean limit expands to $1.00/bushel, but corn limits will be reduced to 35 cents/bushel; wheat down to 45 cents/bushel.

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AITC Offers Free Water Workshop
Vermilion County Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program is offering teachers a free workshop on Thursday, April 24. "A Drop of Water" will provide teachers lessons, demonstrations and experiments they can take back to their classrooms. Vermilion County Soil & Water Conservation District will give a demonstration of their Rainfall Simulator. All teachers will receive an Illinois Ag in the Classroom Resource Guide to Water, and will be eligible to receive 2 CPDUs. The program runs 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. Registration is required by April 22. You can call 217-442-8713 or email aitc.vcfb@comcast.net. 


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.
Motorists need to 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.




2nd Annual Trivia Night A Great Success
We had a great time at our Luau for Learning Trivia Night on March 1. This year's tropical destination is Gilligan's Island, and our guest lived up to that theme, with many dressing as characters from show.

The winning team was the Crazy Allenders, Jim & Crystal Allen's family team.

We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors:
Title Sponsors: Country Financial-Rick Rotramel, Dave Harby, Alan Puzey & Mark Stutsman and Illini FS
Round Sponsors: Vermilion Chevrolet, Knights of Columbus,
Bank of Rossville, Top Shelf Replicas, Sharon Dixon-Cetera Financial Advisors, Anthem Chevrolet, Mark & Susie Willard and David & Linda Sadler

Thanks to all our great sponsors and teams, we were able to raise nearly $4,000 for Ag in the Classroom program here in Vermilion County!



Farm Bureau Members meet with Members of Congress
Vermilion County Farm Bureau members had the rare opportunity to meet with and ask questions of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman John Shimkus in the same meeting. The Ag & Rural Issues meeting was February 20 in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. The members thanked our federal legislators for their support of the recently passed Farm Bill, as well as the Water Resources Development Act, RFS, and tax reform.





 
A Drop of Water Workshop
April 24

AITC 5K Grow & Go
May 10

Board of Directors
May 15

Memorial Day - Office Closed
May 26

Young Leaders Committee
June 3

Vermilion County Fair
June 24-28

Farm Bureau Night at the Danville Dans
July 18

Cards-Cubs Bus Trip
July 26

10th annual Barn Door Open
July 31

Georgetown Fair
August 2-9

Illinois State Fair
August 7-17

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