As harvest approaches, farmers

are reminded that an Illinois 
Harvest Permit is available.

This allows you to carry ag

products up to 10% overweight.

You need to obtain a permit from each jurisdiction whose roads you'll be traveling on.

Click here for an information sheet about the Illinois Harvest Permit

Teachers Can Sign Up for Pollinator and Incubator Kits

in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. There are tips we can all do to make this year's harvest a safer one.

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.

These stickers are free, but there is a limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by and get yours today.


Simple safety steps for farmers:
•     Keep SMV signs, lights, and the body of farm vehicles clean. Also, depositing anything on the road that obstructs traffic is illegal and dangerous.
•     Travel in farm vehicles at low traffic times when possible. Roads are typically busiest on weekdays when people are traveling to and from work.
•     Continue to be observant. As always, be aware and attentive when driving. Distracted driving is just as dangerous in farm vehicles as it is in regular vehicles.

Grain Bin Safety

Stickers Now

Available


Environmental action is an organizational priority for Illinois Farm Bureau.

Since 2015, IFB has committed over $1.5 million to support implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss

Reduction Strategy (NLRS). The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is an example of how IFB and

county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship, funding projects that take innovative approaches to improving soil health and water quality. Due to COVID-19, in-person Nutrient Stewardship Field Days were not

                                                                                                               possible. Instead, IFB worked to produce Virtual Field Days to

                                                                                                               share the work of counties and their partners involved in the

                                                                                                               IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant program. Each Virtual Field

                                                                                                               Day video features a brief summary of the effort, video links to

                                                                                                               speaker presentationsand a booklet of preliminary results.

                                                                                                   Click Here to see the Virtual Field Days!

National Farm Safety & Health Week

Harvest Permits

Available

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

   National Farm Safety & Health Week

        - September 20-26

   First Day of Fall - September 22

   Office Closed: Columbus Day - October 12
   Board of Directors Meeting - October 15
   Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot - October 29
   Election Day - November 3

Simple safety steps for drivers:
•     Find the lights on farm vehicles. The amber lights should be visible to the front and rear, and flashing as a warning to other motorists.
•     Slow down as soon as you see a farm vehicle and the orange SMV emblem. Most farm equipment only travels 15 to 20 miles per hour, so it is crucial to slow down before it is too late.
•     Harvest season typically runs from September through November. Drivers should expect to see farm vehicles on the road during this time.

The theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 is “Every Farmer Counts”. This theme is one that reminds us that it is in everyone’s best interest to prioritize the health and safety of those who work so hard to provide our abundant supply of food, fiber and fuel. The 2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous

IFB Hosts Virtual Field Days

Credit Card accepted for Membership Payments

​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
  Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918