Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce our 2020 award winners presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting.
Livestock farmers are invited to join with other growers to examine and discuss the challenges that impacted the livestock industry this past year and what that means for the future of the livestock farm.
Wednesday, January 27 * 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Register for the forum by clicking on the graphic above.
Teachers Can Sign Up for Pollinator and Incubator Kits
Stickers to reminder farmers and farm workers to be safe in and around grain bins are now available at the Vermilion County Farm Bureau office. These 12"x12" stickers can be place on
grain bins near doors and ladders to remind workers about making sure it is safe to enter the bin. The stickers are free, but there is a limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by and get yours today.
Ag in the
Teacher of the Year
Mark served on the Board of Directors for 18 years (1999-2016), including twelve as an officer. He has been a strong member recruiter. Mark is a great supporter of Ag in the Classroom, and volunteers with his wife, Susie, on the joint project with Douglas Discovery Garden. He is also chairman of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation.
Grain Bin Safety Stickers Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau Recognizes Award Winners
Seminars Start in January
Curt was active with the Young Leaders Committee, and has been on the Board of Directors since 2015. He has written farming articles for The Sidell Reporter for 12 years, helping the non-farm public know about issues impacting agriculture. He has also participated in the Leaders to Washington program.
Joan teaches 4th-6th grade Language Arts. She previously taught for 20 years in Danville District 118. She has utilized Ag in the Classroom for nearly all her 25 years of teaching in Danville. She came to Danville from the south Chicago suburbs 32 years ago, and admits she and her students alike have learned so much about farming and food through Ag in the Classroom.
Calendar of Events
Board of Directors Meeting - January 21
Agribusiness Webinar - January 27
Future of Ag Livestock Forum - January 27
Young Leaders Committee - February 2
Agribusiness Webinar - February 9
IFB Gov't Affairs Virtual Conference - Feb 16-18
COUNTRY and Illinois Farm Bureau staff
will also host four live webinars throughout
January and February to provide you updated information and answer viewer questions in real-time. Each session will cover crop/farm bill updates (Doug Yoder, COUNTRY Financial), legislative updates (Adam Nielsen, Illinois Farm Bureau) and provide a farm legacy planning overview (Joe Buhrmann, COUNTRY Financial).
Dates for these seminars are:
Wednesday, January 27 - 11:00 am
Tuesday, February 9 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 25 - 12:00 noon
To register for these seminars visit www.countryfinancial.com/agwebinars
In addition to the live webinars, there are also video links for topics like a market outlook, additional farm bill and crop insurance updates and crop claims review.
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