Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918
Upcoming Events
 
National FFA Week - February 21-28

IFB Gov't Affairs Leadership Conference -
     February 25-26

Luau for Learning Trivia Night - February 28

Young Leaders Meeting - March 3

Legislative & Local Affairs Committee - March 11

Soil & Water Stewardship Workshop - March 13

National Agriculture Week - March 15-21

Farmers Bagging Groceries at County Market
     - March 18

Board of Directors - March 19




You Could Win This Rifle!

Henry 22 American Farmer Tribute Rifle
Valued at over $1,000

Tickets are $20 each
Only 50 tickets left to be sold

Contact Vermilion County Farm Bureau office for details.
 
 


Listen to

"On the Farm"
Reports
 
Weekdays 6:45 am

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!


More Member-Only Discounts


FarmWeek Headlines

http://FarmWeekNow.com/newswire.aspx?c=1

Feb 26, 2015 01:00PM

Study: Illinois farms integral part of state's economy

A new study of agriculture in Illinois shows agriculture is a critical component of Illinois' overall economic well-being, contributing about $120.9 billion of total economic output more than several other Illinois industries, including the financial, transportation and construction industries.

Feb 26, 2015 12:30PM

Attorney sees key challenges ahead from Clean Water Act

Attorney Gary Baise says Illinois farmers face challenges from the threat of future environmental regulations.

Feb 26, 2015 12:00PM

Illinois Land Values Conference slated for March 19

The annual event is sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Feb 25, 2015 11:50AM

Sen. Manar says state school funding formula broken

State Sen. Andy Manar told RFD Radio on Wednesday that the state's school aid formula was last updated in 1997, and it's time to modernize it to reflect today's realities.

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National FFA Week
Vermilion County Farm Bureau salutes our six FFA chapters during National FFA Week, February 21-28.
FFA Week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, Vermilion County FFA chapters will host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct "Ag Olympics" competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, interact with grade school kids with animal exhibits, and volunteer for community service projects. The first FFA Week was held in 1948, and runs from Saturday to Saturday the week of George Washington’s birthday - February 22.

 
"Jamaica My Weekend" Trivia Night coming February 28
It's back! The 3rd annual Luau for Learning Trivia Night will be held Saturday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Danville. This year's theme is "Jamaica My Weekend," so get you best Bob Marley or bobsled team impressions for an evening of fun. Proceeds go to support the Ag in the Classroom program. 
Special Thanks to Illini FS, our title sponsor! 


Click here for a registration form



College Scholarships Available
There are several scholarship programs available to Vermilion County Farm Bureau members and others entering an agriculture-related field of study.

Freese Memorial Scholarships -
 Four $500 scholarships are offered to farm children in Vermilion, Ford and Champaign Counties by Immanuel Lutheran Church in Flatville. This scholarship is not limited to an agricultural degree. Application deadline is March 1. 
Click here for an application
 
BAGI ScholarshipsBalloon Association of Greater Illinois (BAGI) offers four $500 scholarships to Farm Bureau members in various counties where the group has active members. Application deadline is March 15.
Click here for an application

Andrews-Brumett ScholarshipThis $500 scholarship (in memory of Clark & Katharyn Andrews and Joe & Agnes Brumett, Sr) is available to a Vermilion County high school senior who will be attending DACC in 2014. Application deadline is March 16.
Click here for an application



New President for Vermilion County Farm Bureau

Vermilion County Farm Bureau has a new president. Dennis Smith (right in the picture), a farmer from Ridge Farm, is the 19th president of the organization. He replaces David Sadler, who served the maximum eight years allowed.
Smith is joined on the Executive Committe by (left to right): Bruce Darr, Fairmount, Secretary; Mark Wilalrd, Rossville, Vice President; and Alan Chesnut, Ridge Farm, Treasurer.

 
New Plat Book Now Available
Vermilion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new 2015 Plat Book is now on sale at the Farm Bureau office. The book features side-by-side maps of aerial photos and landowners for the unincorporated areas of Vermilion County. Pricing varies depending on your Farm Bureau membership classification. They can also be mailed out if payment is received in advance. Plat books make great Christmas presents for that hard-to-buy-for farmer or outdoorsman. Stop by the Farm Bureau office and get yours today.



New Program Benefits Members & Animal Shelter

Vermilion County Farm Bureau has a new member benefit that will cover the adoption fees for one cat or dog each month for the next year at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.   The fee waiver will be given to the first Associate ‘A+’ or Farming ‘M’ member requesting the offer each month.  That’s a savings of $75 to $125 on the adoption expenses, which includes having pets spayed or neutered, a health exam, first round of vaccinations, and first-year rabies shot and tag.

There is no expiration time during the month – it’s good until the first qualifying member uses the program.  

Pets available for adoption at the shelter changes every day.  Stop by and see all of the adorable cats and dogs.  The Vermilion County Animal Shelter is located at 14775 Catlin Tilton Road (across from the nursing home).  Adoption hours are Monday through Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 2nd/4th Saturdays – noon to 3:00 p.m.




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.


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