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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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Jul 24, 2014 01:00AM

Beck's Practical Farm Research Update

In this week's Becks PFR Research Update Jonathan Perkins Southern Illinois PFR Director talks about the hot topic of cover crops and the Beck's line up for 2015.

Jul 24, 2014 01:00AM

County Farm Bureaus receive ag literacy grants

Cook & Monroe County Farm Bureaus receive agriculture literacy grants from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

Jul 24, 2014 01:00AM

Farm Bureau member celebrates Allis Chalmers 80th anniversary

An antique collection will be on display following a gospel concert to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of Allis Chalmers All-Crop Harvester.

Jul 24, 2014 01:00AM

Farmers exploring drainage technology to retain nutrients

Two saturated buffer systems are being studied for their effectiveness in removing nitrates from tile drainage water.

Jul 24, 2014 01:00AM

Trees Forever sponsors free pollinator habitat workshops

Free Pollinator Habitat Conservation workshops will begin this month from Trees Forever.

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Now Taking Orders for Fresh Peaches
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is now taking orders for fresh Southern Illinois peaches. Rendleman Orchards crop survived the harsh winter and spring frost, and will have peaches available for delivery to Vermilion County. The order deadline is Monday, August 4. Peaches will be available for pickup at the Farm Bureau office in mid- to late-August -- we'll notify those ordering of the exact pickup date once the peaches are ripe.
Click here for an order form.


Vermilion County Native Working for Illinois Farm Bureau
Danielle Brown, from Bismarck, has been hired as a County Farm Bureau Manager Trainee with the Illinois Farm Bureau. A recent graduate from the University of Illinois, she joins the IFB Family with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Leadership Education. Her previous work experience includes WYXY Classic 99.1 Radio Station; Illinois Corn Growers Association; and University of Illinois Extension. In college Danielle was active in Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Agricultural Education Club, and CFFA, and served as a founding officer of Collegiate Farm Bureau of the U of I. She is also the reigning Georgetown Fair Queen. We wish Danielle all the best as she embarks on a career in Farm Bureau.


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.
The Young Leaders Committee, with the help of the Vermilion County Highway Department, have place some Farm Country-Stay Alert signs on various county highways. Jason Smith, of Georgetown, is shown placing a sign along the highway coming out of Westville. The signs were sponsored by a grant from Illinois Farm Bureau and County Financial.
Motorists should 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.



 
Cards-Cubs Bus Trip
July 26

10th annual Barn Door Open
July 31

Young Leaders Fun Night
August 2

Georgetown Fair
August 2-9

Deadline to Order Peaches
August 4

Grain Bin Safety Demonstration
August 7

Illinois State Fair
August 7-17

Pre-Harvest Elevator Meeting
August 13

Board of Directors
August 21

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